Oakland’s Thrift Stores Are More Than Fashionable

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Spring’s around the corner, and that “out with the old, in the with new” itch is creeping up! Besides providing us with inexpensive-but-still-quality alternatives to mainstream consumerism, thrift stores often work to progress their community through social advocacy and funding public services.

Oakland’s got a solid handful of thrift stores that double as community organizations. If you’re like me — too broke to consistently support locally made goods and too cynical to buy into corporate mass production — thrift stores hit that sweet spot where social consciousness meets affordability.

 

-Article by Simone Larson & Photography by Anna Vignet, March 10, 2015

 

Read the full Oakland Local article here