Trevor Jackson’s Tips For Successful Thrift Shopping + Five Stars Who Shop Consignment
Not all celebrities wear designer labels and expensive clothing. For some stars, it’s all about finding great pieces at thrift stores such as Goodwill.
HipHollywood recently caught up with heartthrob Trevor Jackson to talk about how to find the best pieces when perusing your local thrift stores.
For Jackson, it’s all about not going in “too excited,” finding the “one thing” you want and getting it and finally “don’t go alone.”
The singer isn’t the only star to openly admit to being a thrifter. Here are five other celebrities proud to rock used clothing.
Macklemore: Pop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis created an entire song about thrift shopping … so it’s safe to say they love thrifting. The hit track talks about have ing $20 in their pocket so they are “passin’ up on those moccasins someone else’s been walkin’ in them.”
Macklemore raps on “Thrift Shop”, “Bummy and grungy, f*ck it man, I am stuntin’ and flossin’ and And savin’ my money and I’m hella happy that’s a bargain, b*tch. I’ma take your grandpa’s style, I’ma take your grandpa’s style / No for real ask your grandpa can I have his hand-me-downs?”
Jada Pinkett Smith and daughter Willow: Jada Pinkett Smith and her daughter Willow have been spotted a number of times walking out of thrift stories in New York. Willow has even been spotted with social media influencer, Kylie Jenner, shopping consignment.
Janelle Monae: Janelle Monae has always had a classic yet eclectic look. But what you might not know is that the singer started off shopping at consignments shops.
During an interview with KCPTf back in 2013, the Hidden Figures actress opened up about her evolving style in Kansas City. “I would go on Westport and I would go to thrift stores or consignment shops and I would get coats and I would get shoes,” she said. “And I was more interested in having the most unique outfit. You know, I never wanted to fit in. I would buy those cat glasses. You know, people would look at me like … ‘What is she doing?’ I was cultivating my style long before today.”
Zooey Deschanel: Zooey is an avid thrift shopper. She revealed In Style‘s April 2013 issue that “Style isn’t when you buy yourself the most expensive things … I didn’t have a lot of money so I got things for, like, $2, $3 and made myself look as good as I could. Limitations make you more creative.”
Eva Mendes: So long Valentino and Gucci, hello consignment — Eva Mendes ditched designer for thrift during the 2001 Los Angeles premiere The Others.
Back in 2015, Mendes opened up about the $6 outfit she wore to what she says was her first premiere. “The debut of my latest @nyandcompany collection has me throwing back to my first red carpet. I did my own hair and make up and that’s a $6 dress from Goodwill,” she wrote. “I’ve always loved a cheap find. Viva thrift shops!