According to the urban dictionary, thrifting is “When one visits several different thrift shops, second-hand shops, and vintage clothing stores in the hopes of buying several items of cheap and unusual clothing and other items. One usually does this with friends”

Well I went alone to yaba market, one of the legends when it comes to thrifting in Lagos 😂. I got there by 11:30 just in time before the sun is out.

I go to yaba market regularly, but I have never decided to go and check out the areas for thrifting, never really thought about it because I wear my own products and buy my denim trousers from a store.

I saw a post on Instagram where a fellow blogger said she got her dress for #100 and I was so interested in thrifting at that moment 😂😂; who doesn’t like cheap things?

When I got to yaba market, the boys selling won’t let me rest but I am used to them so I easily maneuvered them by making a video with one of them so they let me be. But be careful oh don’t give them your phone or money else they’re gone forever!

Then I started the ultimate search 😢 for unique and cheap items, I didn’t find anything in yaba market that is #100.

I talked to a friend that said she had visited Katangua “I hope I got the spelling right” and she said they are unique things there, but you’d have to activate the 3rd eye. And there are some that you can just do DIY and you won’t even remember you bought it from thrift. And yes she confirmed that you can get something for #100 there.

I didn’t see any unique piece of clothing in yaba yesterday, maybe it’s because I didn’t activate 3rd eye 😂 but they have clothes that are in good conditions and actually wearable.

I wore a T-shirt from my brand Weise, paired with a pair of Jeans from MRP and my legendary bathroom slippers 🌚. To buy this T-shirt send a dm to www.instagram.com/Weise.ng.

Here’s a video of my whole experience at the market.

I bought these sandals because I actually wanted to buy a platform sandals before but it was #10000 online so I felt this was a good deal.

Thanks for stopping by, let me know your thoughts on thrifting and your favorite thrift markets.

Love always ❤❤❤

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Toyosi Azeez is a fashion entrepreneur and creative director of Weise. She started this blog in 2016. My style can be defined as being retro, simple and unique. This blog is me writing every and anything I think about. Welcome to my thoughts literally.

2 Comments

  1. Aw, next time you decide to go, thee thrift shop only comes to life in the evening.

    • Toyosi Azeez Reply

      Aww really, I would have this in mind love. Thank you so much

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