Thrift stores are the go-to spots for fashion lovers or people looking for inexpensive, one of a kind pieces. The whole experience can not only be time-consuming for regular thrifters, in order to find pieces that haven’t been damaged or come in your size in disorganized racks, but it can also be a turn-off for newcomers due to the stench or the thought about buying secondhand anything. A collective group of artists from Toronto known as The Art of Reuse want to change that.
The group documented their journey in the Neon Gorilla directed-documentary, Prelude to Interim, as they traveled to thrift shops spanning from Toronto to Buffalo, looking for ideal pieces for their first pop-up thrift boutique, Interim. As noted on their website,
The concept of the “Interim” is a new kind of thrift space that caters to both the fashion conscious and frugal consumer alike. A Mecca of handpicked one-of-a-kind goods; with an upscale approach that still emphasizes its frugal principals.
Watch Prelude to Interim below.
Music: “Poppies” by Fluent