By Hob Social Media Team
…for the best thrift finds. We receive a steady stream of donations during store hours so stock is constantly being refreshed. Backroom volunteers are on duty most days of the week sorting, steaming, pricing and placing “new” items out on the floor.
…between 10 and 11 AM for a more individualized service. As a rule, we have 3 volunteers on the floor NOON to 4 PM when it’s busiest. Need assistance? Not good at accessorizing? Just ask one of our friendly 80+ volunteer sales staff (Hobbits).
The Hobby of Thrifting
…is becoming popular with all ages. Have fun with it. There are many Thrift Fashion Bloggers online. Try the Search on Instagram: #thriftstorefinds #thriftvancouver #charityshops #secondhand #thriftbloggers etc. Yes, we consistantly receive the most buzz about handbags (and shoes of course).
Use your senses
Yes, scan our colorful displays with your eyes but also use your sense of touch to find quality fabrics: linen, silk, cotton, wool, bamboo, leather, and fur.
Pay it Forward
Donate regularly anytime during store hours. We don’t turn away items like consignment stores might. What we don’t or can’t sell is picked up by local charities or delivered to downtown eastside shelters. If you have donations in volume, call us at 604-733-1412; we can open the back door off the alley for you. Household items too? Remember our sister stores HOB Too | HOB Furniture. For large furniture donations-please call first 604-738-2066.
Downsizing or Estate Organizing
Feeling overwhelmed? Access Professional Organizers online who can help (for a fee). You can express your wish to donate to HOB/VHS and they are happy to oblige:
Ethical and Sustainable Fashion
…versus Fast Fashion is a growing movement worldwide. Look at online Fashion BLOGS or search YouTube to learn more about affordable conscious style and fashion minimalism e.g. Click video link below:
Use Your Smartphone
…to find us on Google Maps or follow on Facebook | Twitter | Instagram. While you’re in the shop, research brands and compare retail or Amazon prices on your phone. We use social media to communicate with our volunteers and shoppers and to promote our charity shops. If social media isn’t your thing, email us to be added to our HOB Shoppers List -firstname.lastname@example.org to receive notice of sales, events, and articles along with images of Featured Thrift Gems:
Popular Posts – e.g. The post below went out at 6 AM on a Friday and both pairs sold within minutes of store opening. At about the same time, we had an online request to ship to Mexico! (sorry, we don’t offer shipping at this time).
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