Natives of Puget Sound love a good bargain. Hell, one of our own, Macklemore, even wrote a song about it. While thrift shops are abundant in the Evergreen State, there's one event, in particular, we're getting all amped up about: A massive Thrift-Con in Tacoma, Washington that's happening this weekend.

The Northwest Thrift-Con is a huge gathering of vintage and streetwear lovers. And chances are you'll find a steal or two at this event at Court House Square in Tacoma, Washington on December 15.

This affair was created by All-Star Vintage founders Richard and Desi Sjouwke. Their summer sale was so popular that they decided to bring it back, just bigger and better. 

This time, over 50 dealers will set up shop and sell one-of-a-kind clothing, accessories, shoes, and memorabilia that you won't find anywhere else. And you can get into it for only $5. 

There's also a $25 ticket that allows you to bring clothing or shoes to sell or trade at designated trading posts. Talk about sustainability!

Some vendors include All-Star Vintage, Heavy Merchandise, the Instagrammable Lauren Wheeler Styling, and Native Cloud. 

You can also score denim, western, military, and rock tee's at Savoy Special Vintage, hand-picked knits at Shop Marzo, or some bright prints at Vee Vintage. 

Throwbacks Northwest will have a huge selection of sweatshirts, and Urban Xchange will bring their rare sustainable digs.

Who knows, some of these guys will also be selling jerseys belonging to your favorite sports stars! Bring a BFF, you never know what treasures you'll find. 

You can also expect food, drinks (we're still dreaming about the craft cocktails from the last edition), a live DJ, and photo booths if you'd like to take a break from picking up pieces you've been dreaming of. 

After your done here, if you just want to drop your bags and celebrate all your great finds, we've also spotted a Friday The 13th-themed cabin in the area. You're welcome! 

Northwest Thrift-Con

Price: Tickets are priced between $5 and $25. 

When: Friday, December 15, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Address: Court House Square, 1102 A Street, Tacoma, WA 

Why you should go: You can thrift for some exclusive vintage items from over 50 vendors under one roof. 


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