hey bird - london, england
true thrift stores are hard to come by. so many vintage and second-hand places promise great deals and finds, but i normally end up leaving with a frown because the things worth trying on are the opposite of pennywise. fortunately for me, my beloved value center of vallejo, california is still as affordable as ever. granted, you have to plow through fields of mervyn's brand t-shirts and tapered levi's, but the gems are there and certainly worth the effort.
if anyone knows of a great thrift store in sf, please let me know. i'm sick of wasteland and buffalo exchange. i'm looking for a major money saver.