I can not begin to explain how many times I have been asked this. Including today. I think (and keep in mind, my town has transformed from the small farm town I was born in to an outright suburb) people just relate 'thrifting' to 'poor' which is just honestly the most ridiculous and slightly condescending thing ever. And the funny part is, this quest is always after a statement; "I LOVE you dress/blouse/skirt, where did you get it?" and I promptly answer "The Goodwill/Nearly New Resale/Unique Thrift." Sometimes, although much less that the above response, I get a "I really should try out thrifting." Oddly this response is almost always by someone why has a sense of style.
I am not sure where thrift stores got their bad rap. In fact, it makes little sense at all. I have donated to the Goodwill my entire life. And for the most part, I have donated things that I either A: received from a family member that doesn't fit or I dont like or B: something slightly used but due to my ridiculous clothing turnover ratio, must be let go and bought by someone else. So why is it that people tend to think that thrift store = low income. It just irks me.
Sorry for the rant. I promise to post pictures of my fantastic thrifted day dress tomorrow along with the compliments I know I will receive while wearing it!