Thrift stores booming...and running low on inventory


I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

On the one hand, finally my peers see the wisdom of shopping at thrift stores. No longer must I endure the fish eye when they find out the gorgeous dress I'm wearing wasn't bought at Bloomie's for $400, but rather pulled from a pile of newly-donated clothes down at the local Presbyterian thrift. Price: $4.

On the other hand, thrift stores might not be the treasure troves they usually are much longer. And I don't like the sound of that at all.