Hey Macklemore! Can we go thrift shopping?

When it comes to the prospect of the Digital Artefact, i have been struggling to fabricate a concept that i can see myself being able to spend an entire semesters worth of time on without ultimately becoming bored and/or hating it.

In consideration of topics that both interested me and were appropriate to base a digital artefact upon, i formulated a list of my favourite past times and hobbies inclusive of:

  • Makeup artistry
  • Fashion
  • Animals
  • Sight Seeing
  • Watching movies
  • Listening to some good tunes

Taking into account, the fact that each of my interests already had a large online presence in the form of already generated digital artefacts, I chose to steer clear of these ideas and have settled upon something i believe could do with more media coverage.

For a number of years i have participated in the nonchalant art of Thrift Shopping a.k.a Op Shopping.  Buying recycled clothing has never been as much fun as sifting through masses of musky smelling t shirts and over warn levi high wasteds or “Passin’ up on those moccasins someone else’s been walkin’ in”

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On average i would usually visit my local op shops around once a month. With the digital artefact in mind, i hope to visit one thrift shop each week and portray how easy it can be to dress fashionably on a uni student budget.

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Each week i will post a segment on whatever platform i decide to use, whether that be youtube, Instagram, Tumblr or a website, titled Thrift Haul Thursdays on which i will post images of the purchases i make at each store and review the store, pricing and range of items to choose from. I also hope to list a range of thrift stores around my local area and greater Sydney in order to create exposure for the thrift store trend. These segments may have themes in terms of what particular items in am shopping for, for example; winter items, clubbing items or summer fashion items. Despite believing you should never go to a thrift store looking for something particular, I believe having certain categories will entice more interest and make my platform/ digital artefact easier to navigate.

I am hoping to decide upon a platform and a name within the next week, and with that, i bid you farewell my friends.

Wish me luck on my digital artefact endeavours.

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One thought on “Hey Macklemore! Can we go thrift shopping?

  1. Hey,
    This is such a good idea, as a op-shopper myself I totally get what you want to do and look forward to seeing what you come up with. I also share the passion for pre-loved clothes and the great power you feel when you find some awesome that costs the price of a small coffee!

    Here’s a list of op-shop around Wollongong that you could try out?
    (Big) Salvos – Kenny St
    (Small) Salvos – Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow
    Smith Street Family – Keira St
    Vinnies – Princes Hwy, Fairy Meadow
    Vinnies – Crown Street Mall
    Vinnies – Montague St

    Hope this helps if you didn’t know some places in Wollongong!

    xo

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