Out with the old, in with the old

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Out with the old, in with the old

Karli Kinsey, a junior, sifts through countless racks of Christmas clothing at Goodwill.

Karli Kinsey, a junior, sifts through countless racks of Christmas clothing at Goodwill.

Logan McDade

Karli Kinsey, a junior, sifts through countless racks of Christmas clothing at Goodwill.

Logan McDade

Logan McDade

Karli Kinsey, a junior, sifts through countless racks of Christmas clothing at Goodwill.

Makenna French, staff writer

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Thrift stores are ultimate examples of one person’s trash being another ones treasure. Many things can be found in these types of stores, such as designer clothing, handbags, accessories, shoes, furniture and other valuable items.

Thrift shops can also hold things that other stores might not have. Vintage clothing  and accessories have become a really popular trend and can not always be found in an average store.

Though things at thrift shops might not cost very much money, they can still hold important value to a certain individual. There is no way of knowing what can be found and what potential it might have or give to someone.

“I go thrifting mainly to save money. I always go if I am looking for something in particular,” said Susie Marsman, a food service worker at Cactus Shadows. “It is a challenge but if I do get what I am looking for then I feel really pleased.”

Old Town Cave Creek is home to quite a few thrift stores. Two of the most common are Gold Mine Thrift Shop and Kiwanis Thrift Shop- both close to each other and located in the heart of Cave Creek in old town.

Gold Mine Thrift Shop has been used as a place to collect disaster relief products for people who might be in need, one of the stores main purposes is to help people get back on their feet and offer them anything they might need to accomplish that at a lower price than normal shopping places.

Going back in time to where the shop first began was through the church, Good Shepherd of the Hills. It started out as a charity ,and eventually became much more than that over time. The selections they have range from all different types of clothings, kitchenware items, shoes, movies, video games, house decor, and furniture pieces.

“I go thrifting once or twice a week. My favorite part about thrifting is finding all different sorts of clothing and finding old vintage clothes. Sometimes I find clothes from like the 80s. I just try to find the clothing that stands out to me the most,” said Gina Khammo, a junior.

In 1980, Kiwanis Club of Carefree came up with the idea to sell household goods as a fundraising event, without a thought of what it might turn out to be 30 years later. Sales started to grow and eventually they made a deal with the town of Carefree to build a store. Kiwanis is a bit bigger than Gold Mine and has bigger selections of the items they sell. They have a lot more furniture than Gold Mine does. Kiwanis has things from couches, to kitchen tables with chairs, to desk chairs.

“I just really like how there is a lot of vintage clothing there that I can’t find at Goodwill,” said Carmen Lopez, a senior.

Kiwanis also has clothes, shoes, belts, purses, jewelry, aisles of different house decor, board games, and even household appliances such as washers, dryers and refrigerators.

“There is a lot of older clothes there. I honestly just shop for shirts, good quality shirts,” said Lopez.

They also have sections specifically for Halloween and Christmas decorations. They offer Halloween costumes and indoor/outdoor decorations and Christmas ornaments, rugs, decorations and different Christmas themed kitchen items for very low prices.

Both thrift stores have great prices and lots of things to choose from. For those individuals who enjoy and love thrifting, these stores could be great.

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