No matter your style or fashion edge, Boise is full of awesome second-hand stores to add fun and eclectic pieces to your wardrobe. Don’t waste your time at the mall or pricy boutiques—both modern and vintage fashion pieces can be found at several different thrift stores in and around the Treasure Valley. While smart thrifting definitely requires some digging on your part (sometimes it’s hard to see a cute shirt in between the shoulder-padded dresses from the eighties) it’s worth it when it comes to building up and adding pieces to your wardrobe. You can find awesome staple pieces at thrift stores, as well as those unique one-of-a-kind pieces you just wouldn’t find anywhere else (at least, not for the low price you’ll be paying for them).
Don’t have time to dig for great styles? Talk a walk into downtown Boise on W Idaho Street and check out Lux Fashion Lounge which features new and recycled clothing—all of which is hand picked to fit today’s fashion-forward crowds. Aimed at a slightly younger crowd (around 18-25), this store is a perfect choice to fulfill any of your fashion needs. From evening dresses to jeans, Lux has something for both women and men.
Find funky red flats, fabulous heels, colorful sweaters, and fun rhinestone-studded jackets and coats to accessorize and embellish your fashion style. And the prices? Incredibly affordable. Every tag you see is between $8-$20, and if it’s priced higher, it’s still reasonable enough that it’s saving you money compared to other clothing store prices. And yes, the majority of clothing is recycled, so you’re also doing your part in supporting local and American-based businesses: and the only price you’re paying is a cheaper and more unique alternative in clothing.
Have tons of clothes in your closet and don’t know what to do with them? Lux Fashion Lounge also specializes in buying and trading clothing that is no more than 2 years old, as well as vintage pieces which are in sync with recent fashion styles. And since each clothing item is hand picked, you won’t be browsing through trends hopelessly stuck in the eighties or nineties. Lux also offers a variety of stylish men and women’s shoes, bags, belts, jewelry, and sunglasses.
Once you step inside this sweet thrift boutique, you won’t want to walk out empty-handed. And since the prices are within a college-student’s budget, you won’t have to! When visiting Lux Fashion Lounge, the only thing to worry about is buying too much: and let’s face it, when it comes to fashion, who’s to say what’s ‘too much’? So spoil your inner fashionista—and happy shopping at Lux.