In my youth, Forever 21 was exactly what a generation of girls needed. On-trend fashion on the cheap.
Many, like me, have become more aware of how fast fashion not only travels quickly from the runway to the mall but also just as quickly to the garbage. Yes, it’s great to always be on-trend, but trendy items also go out of fashion pretty quickly and it isn’t long until the piece I was excited about is hiding in the back of my closet, never again to see the light of day.
Waste No More
In an effort to be part of the solution, I’ve explored tons of options including online marketplaces like Depop, Poshmark, and thredUP. The more I explored online, the more I realized we have amazing options right here in Frisco.
In this time when fast fashion is controversial and sustainability is making a comeback, Frisco’s clothing resale shops are a goldmine of standard, timeless pieces.
There’s never been a better time to buy gently used clothes in Frisco.
As the patron saint of thrifting, Macklemore, would say, “I am stunting and flossing and saving my money and I’m hella happy.”
Luckily, as Frisco has grown, so have the resale options. It’s time to scour the racks and find the diamonds hidden within these lesser-known, local retail gems.
Run, don’t walk – go here as soon as you can!
Fleastyle has made its Frisco debut at The Star and it’s a hippy chic lovers dream. Everything from leather fanny packs to vintage decor and curated vintage clothing and repurposed jewelry. Go for the fashion then stay for the food because there’s a restaurant within Fleastyle. Welcome to Frisco, Fleastyle – I’m so glad we don’t have to drive to Deep Ellum anymore!
Tip: Follow their Instagram stories, where you’ll find daily updates on new items.
You’ve dropped clothes off here and now it’s your turn to shop!
Frisco Resale has women’s, men’s, kid’s clothes and so much more. All the proceeds benefit Frisco Family Services, whose mission is to help members of the community facing hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs. They have just enough on the sales floor to feel like there’s a lot of products without overwhelming the shopper.
I always leave with more than I planned to buy – prepare yourself for some amazing finds! They run regular sales so sign up for their email list, follow them on Facebook and stay in the know. Their prices are always amazing so you never feel like you’re breaking the bank.
Tip: Seniors, veterans and active military, college students and teachers always get a discount.
You’ve seen the mannequins along Main St., now get in and get yours.
Kendra Scott, Michael Kors, Tory Burch, and Kate Spade all frequent the racks at Good Steward, a consignment store in the heart of downtown Frisco. Don’t be deceived by the smaller space – the smaller space means a heavily curated stock.
You’ll find professional wear, shoes, purses, jeans, and even athletic wear. Make sure to follow them on Facebook because they frequently post new items and special events there.
Tip: As with all consignment stores, the price drops with time. If you like an item and you’re feeling lucky, note the date on the tag when the price will drop and come back on that date right at opening for a great deal!
If you’ve never been, you need to go.
With the power of your wallet, you’re helping a reputable organization and your closet. Goodwill’s mission is to provide job training and employment to persons with disabilities and disadvantages to transform lives through the power of jobs.
They have more than just clothing and their stock rotates regularly so you’ll never find the same racks each visit. If you find something you like, don’t assume it will be there for your next visit.
Tip: Get to know their tags, color system, and sale calendar. Certain tags go on sale beginning each Monday so Mondays are a great day to stop by.
Enjoy heavy stock rotation and amazing sales.
Grace Bridge has high ceilings and a welcoming environment that prides itself on the fact that 100% of profits go to charity. You’ll find men’s, women’s and children’s clothing along with home goods, toys, furniture, shoes, and purses. Go early in the morning for the best selection because there’s significant stock rotation with amazing products going through their Frisco location.
It’s easy to get lost in the racks here and you’re guaranteed to leave with great products at amazing prices.
Tip: Follow them on Facebook to find the latest deal, which can range from fill-a-bag for $20 to 50% off storewide!
Restyle knows what you want before you do.
From casual to business wear and athletic to special occasion attire, Restyle staff are knowledgeable can help you find exactly what you need. They know what they have in stock and will even help you scour the racks for the perfect item. Their attention to detail sets them apart.
As a consignment store, you will find curated high-end designer duds at reasonable prices. It’s full of treasures just waiting for a new life. Make sure to follow them on Facebook because they announce flash sales and post the most adorable items. When you see something you like, get there right away!
Tip: They’re also looking to buy freshly-laundered, like-new and in-style pieces. So you can go there to both make money and spend money!
Alleluia, a place for forward and young adult fashion.
Uptown Cheapskate has recent clothes, shoes, purses, and jewelry in teen and young adult styles. They focus on casual wear with a very limited business selection so, yes, they have all the athleisure your heart desires!
They carry everything from American Eagle and Altar’d State to Lulu Lemon and Anthropologie. It’s organized with separate sizes and colors at the center of the organization system. The clothing is hung on velvet hangers and the entire space feels clean and well-tended.
Tip: They have a points system for frequent buyers to allow for discounts on purchases – you’ll become a frequent shopper, trust me!