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The weather's getting chilly, the leaves are crunchy and pumpkin spice has returned. If you’re a student, this can only mean one thing: It's back-to-school time.

It’s no secret that studying is expensive. There are textbooks, tuition, a laptop, bus passes, food and rent to budget for — and that’s not even all of it.

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Thrift and consignment shopping, while an excellent eco-friendly alternative to fast fashion, can be quite the tiresome process. Sometimes, you can even spend hours sorting through racks of clothes without ever finding any worthwhile treasures. So, in order to hopefully save you some time and money, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite secondhand and thrift stores in Ontario so that you don’t have to. 

It’s not uncommon for true bargain hunters to go to multiple stores in one day just to find the pieces and brands they're keen on. 

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Looking to revamp your summer wardrobe on a budget? We got you! With the weather warming up in Toronto (finally!), there's no better time than the present to start updating your closet with hot, weather-friendly pieces.

From finding a staple dress that will get you through the summer season to DIY-ing your own denim cutoffs, here are 8 tips on how to get a killer wardrobe this summer for cheap (we're talking entire outfits for under $50!). 

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If you're anything like us, you're probably more than ready to step up your style game now that spring is finally here (meaning you can finally put away your winter parka and break out that leather jacket!). With the weather warming up, it's also the ideal time to find your perfect pair of distressed denim and pair it with a spring-appropriate trench coat #outfitgoals.

But if you're not ready to drop a semester's worth of tuition on a new spring wardrobe just yet, we've got good news: finding trendy pieces is a lot easier than you think at Value Village! Don't believe us? We've rounded up 10 lust-worthy outfits that will give you some serious outfit inspo, They might even inspire you to #findthefind on your next trip (and yes, they are all from Value Village!).

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Thrifting has become one of the best and most inexpensive ways to add to your wardrobe and change up your style. One man's trash is another man's treasure, right? Well, more like one girl's cute dress that no longer fits is another girl's new dress that fits perfectly. And it probably didn't cost her very much either. Ballin' on a budget!

Clothes shopping on a budget can be pretty tough. Especially for students and those of us who aren't able to drop $400 on a jacket. (Although, it seems pretty unorthodox for any regular person to drop $400 on a jacket.) While some people may have their negative opinions on thrift shops, I truly believe those people just aren't doing it right. Thrifting can definitely take you from Napoleon Dynamite to Napoleon Fine-amite. *hysterical but nervous laughter*

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