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Most people are on two sides of the thrift shopping spectrum: Either you absolutely love it, or you despise it. A quick google search will show you that the two most recognized thrift shops are Goodwill and the Salvation Army. Emporia has its own Goodwill, 904 E 12th Ave., and I must say, it is amazing. 

As a college student, I am always broke. It comes with the territory. That makes needing new clothes a real hassle. Whether I need a dress for a dance, slacks for work or anything in between, Goodwill has me covered. 

Personally, I don’t understand the idea that thrift shopping makes you look poor or that it’s gross. Generally, you can find that people give up perfectly good items all the time. Sometimes you strike thrift store gold and find super nice name brand clothing with the tags still on. 

We are a wasteful society who often throws away items that someone else couldn’t afford. Any opportunity to allow people to get something they need at a lower price should not be looked down upon. We should be supporting the fact that people are doing the best they can with what they’ve got. 

So whether you’re a wealthy CEO or a broke college kid, go try your hand at thrift shopping. I promise you will not regret it. 

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