When you just don’t want to pay the department store markups, take a trip to a nearby thrift or secondhand store. Many stores across the nation are seeing an increase in supply due to the tidying sensation sweeping the country from Netflix star Marie Kondo who teaches people how to tidy their homes by discarding items that no longer "spark joy."
If you're looking for a deal, now's the time to swoop. These stores are typically a cheaper solution to getting a wide range of products. Or sometimes, you just don’t want to fork over a paycheck to pay for your kids’ clothes they'll shortly grow out of.
At the heart of Savers mission is a focus on nonprofits and charities throughout the world. When you donate to Savers, they donate to local nonprofits and any items that aren’t sold are recycled or sent to developing countries. Plus, they have 99 cent T-shirts Thursday.
Location: 81 N. State St., Orem
Plato’s Closet isn’t a traditional thrift or secondhand store. Patrons bring in gently used clothes, Plato’s Closet gives them money, and those clothes are then sold at an affordable price. On average, clothes are about 70 percent off mall retail price.
Location: 592 E. University Pkwy., Orem
Think of a thrift store but with parts and tools for housing projects. You name it, the Habitat ReStore likely has it, whether it’s gallons of paint, cabinetry, furniture or just a few new door knobs.
Locations: 340 S. Orem Blvd., Orem; 253 Arrowhead Trail, Spanish Fork