Like with anything, to be good at it, you need to have a skill or natural ability for it. With thrift shopping, it's possessing "The Eye". The ability to skim through an entire thrift store and pick up the cream of the crop, really is a skill that must be learnt. With time, you eventually learn which racks to prioritize, which colours and textures to look out for, and how to spot flaws in the items as well. To be a good thrift shopper also means that you know you'll need at least an hour and that finding and trying on items, takes time.
This video is about my most recent finds at Value Village. Enjoy:
Video shot by me and edited by Jonathan Lindsay.