Written by Valeria Brenner
We are pleased to welcome @thepalmsthrift as our special guest for this week’s Thryfter Thursdays blog segment. This Instagram account has been making waves in the thrifting community for its stunning collection of vintage finds and thrifted gems. @thepalmsthrift is not just another thrift store Instagram account; it is a carefully curated feed that showcases the beauty of secondhand fashion. The founder, Ashley Brooker, is passionate about sustainable fashion and encourages others to shop mindfully and reduce their environmental impact. In this interview, we will dive deeper into the inspiration behind @thepalmsthrift, learn about the founder’s thrifting journey, and uncover some of the best tips and tricks for making a business successful!
“One of my softball teammates, a very close friend of mine, started this page back in 2020 during the pandemic. She asked me if i wanted to do the page with her and ever since then we’ve been active & selling handpicked thrifted items!”
“Don’t be afraid to ask questions!! I’ve learned a lot from other thrifters while starting up our page! Also, try not to get discouraged when you start up, you’ll slowly build your way and create so many new friendships!”
“Probably dealing and learning how to handle customers. I strive for the best customer service and sometimes things happen where a customer get disrespectful or something doesn’t do the right way. Take a step back and handle the situation professionally.”
“I love thrifting and seeing how happy my customers get when they receive the items from me; it just makes it all worth it in the end!”
“I shared it on multiple platforms! I posted it on my main Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat! We did a lot of shoutouts from other pages as well that helped market our page.”
“Find clothes that make you feel good for a steal”
“I finally got enough courage to go live on Instagram! I think going live helps with that connection to potential/current buyers!”
“I have been using Thryft Ship for 7-9 Months! A thrift account recommended it to me!”
In conclusion, we would like to thank Ashley, for sharing her insights and experiences with us in this interview. Her passion for sustainable fashion and dedication to finding unique, thrifted pieces is genuinely inspiring. We hope that her stories and advice have provided valuable insights and inspiration for our readers, whether they are fellow business owners, thrifting enthusiasts, or anyone looking to impact the environment through their fashion choices positively. Stay tuned for more Thryfter Thursdays segments featuring other innovative and eco-conscious individuals and businesses!