A place that sells used clothing (and other items) for dirt cheap. Contrary to popular belief, thrift stores are not necessarily nasty or strictly for poor people. (Although some do smell like basement.) Yes, there's a lot of junk there, but you can find something nice if you look hard enough.
My preppy friends think it's weird that I like thrift stores. I just enjoy "treasure hunting" through the racks, and when I find a great deal on a cute piece of clothing, I feel like I've made a discovery. Besides, I don't want to spend more than I have to.
by Bunquita March 28, 2011
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Usually where items not sold at a garage/yard sale are donated.
While going through the newest donation at the thrift store, most of the items still had yard sale tickets. One of us decided they were yard sale rejects.
by tj April 04, 2004
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A place where Whatsherface is forced to go to by her "friends", cheerleader, so and so, and the ugly one. One or two cent each item.
Whatsherface, you can go to a thrift store...or junkyarrd.
by Sibbie April 23, 2005
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1. A place where goods can be donated to be refurbished and sold. Usually benefits a non-profit organization. Saves landfill space, efficient, and overall benefits the community.
Hot dumb girl in expensive clothes: "Oh that's a nice shirt"

Me in stained thrift store garb: "They make me cooler than you."

Hot girl: "How so?"

Me: "I'm a moron."

Hot Girl: "Fo shizzle my nizzle"

okay, I totally killed this entry...
by DrMullet February 16, 2004
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The place for upple middle class-middle class hipster, emo, indie, scene, etc... kids/teenagers/young adults to try to find clothes that look like they are from stores like Urban Outfitters that they can't shop at even though they have plenty of money because of the superficial convinction that while orginality can be BOUGHT at a thrift store, it cannot be bought at a mass retailer...

Or I guess where people shop to SAVE MONEY...although you can get new clothes on sale or better quality used on ebay for almost the same price anyway.
Mark ( browsing through the rack at Urban Outfitters): This stuff is sooo commercial and unoriginal, it really doesn't suit my original, sophisticated, raw, independent spirit.. (makes face)
(insert light bulb here) I know!! I'll go to a THRIFT STORE where I can buy the same crappy, low quality clothes but with a more ill fitting cut, even shittier colors, and the great musty smell of body odor and decay ! Then I'll look so original just like all my friends who wear the same ill fitting, smelly garb. Fabulous.
by Can't we all just get along? January 14, 2006
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A person who enters a thrift store with full intent to shoplift any items that will fit in their pockets and purses. They may even steal a purse and put stuff in it.

A low form of shoplifter who will go into any store and steal the floor tiles if they're not tacked down well enough.
1. "Did you see that girl in Electronics? She was putting a surge protector in her purse! WTF? She'd be a thrift store robber, that one."

2. Stacy was kicked out of the thrift shop for stealing all the clothes instead of putting them away; what a thrift store robber.
by kero frangipani pants February 06, 2009
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When you go into a Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom or Marc Jacobs and there are $50 tank tops stretched and faded, and generally looking like they came out of a pile of salvation army clothes. you are think WTF? but other people are eagerly trying them on and buying them, even though if you were to suggest they go to an actual thrift store and get the same clothes for $1.99, they would be shocked/horrified/appalled.
That $200 faded black hoodie with the intentional silver paint splotches is so thrift store chic.
by Angelacia May 25, 2007
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