Aside from one-of-a-kind, hard-to-come-by pieces, one of the biggest draws of thrift shopping is the thrill of the hunt. But no matter your stamina, all that searching is fruitless if you don't know what exactly you're looking for, and how (or where!) to find it. Enter our editor-in-chief Christene Barberich, who also happens to be our in-house vintage-shopping confidant and eBay guru; she knows the ins and outs of thrifting in NYC better than most cabbies know how to get to Soho. From going hands-free to taking garments for a test run and knowing all the spots to hit up before you drop, these handy insider tips will help you update your wardrobe with the most covetable cast-offs around. You know nothing beats answering the question "where did you get that?" with "it's vintage Alaïa."
Check out Christene's tips and all the cool finds she scooped in just one morning of thrifting.