Flea markets …Thrifting..Yay or Nay?

Hi guys,so its another post date with you all, keeping this up for real this year *smiles*..I’ve worked out a day of the week to keep this going and Tuesday,it is!

I’d like to share with you something that’s been on my mind for a while now; the uncommon and unpopular culture of Thrift Stores and Flea markets in Nigeria..

I am an advocate for affordable and timeless Fashion, knowing that you needn’t break a bank to look fab and stylish!

The origin of Flea markets is from the French marché aux puces,a name originally given to a market in Paris which specialized in shabby second-hand goods, the kind that “might” contain fleas-1922..I know that sorts of put you off already! Lol…but wait,overtime this has changed as Flea markets around the world are now known as a bazaar of vintage clothes, antique glasswares, furniture, cutlery etc.. A number of fashion lovers around the world have found pieces and items that can’t be ignored,statement pieces I’d say ranging from Hermés scarves, flapper dresses,boxes of perfume bottles,French linens,1950’s sewing accessories…(now that sounds like bliss!!!)

Flea markets and thrift stores alike are swap markets where selling or barter of merchandise take place..For lovers of Retro and Vintage Clothing items like moi,we need more of these in Nigeria..spoke to a few of my friends who said they’d gladly swap a used item of theirs for a used item of another as long as it inspires them because indeed “a man’s junk is another’s joy!”

Please share your thoughts on this as I’d really love to explore the possibilities in this environmentally friendly mode of fashion that deals with recycling and upscaling of used Clothing which otherwise would have been dumped in a sand-fill,non-biodegradable..

I look forward to your comments!

Love,
Morenikeji Akinsola
VathiswabyHester.

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9 thoughts on “Flea markets …Thrifting..Yay or Nay?

  1. I so love this post! Nigeria is way behind when it comes to thrifting. It is something I know still has some form of “stigma” mainly because there is no awareness plus structure. It is really refreshing to see this pop up…..being wondering when exactly it was going to show up on our fashion scene. I am definitely one of the “Yay”s. We just need to put in the necessary structure and create the necessary awareness.

    Awesome post! AWESOME!

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  2. Thrift stores are not my thing but I can appreciate their value and anything that can prevent one more item from being dumped in a landfill is really a win for us all!

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