"Thrift Shop" is the No. 1 song on iTunes and it's apparently inspiring people to try to find some deals with the $20 in their pockets. That in turn is boosting sales at many thrift stores that people once overlooked.
The video for the catchy song by rapper Macklemore was actually shot inside a Goodwill store. While the jury is still out on the song's true impact on sales, Goodwill has loved the positive exposure.
"It's great to have young kids excited about thrift shopping and the song is, 'I'm gonna pop some tags.' That's the kind of new lingo you see on Facebook that young kids are putting up," said Kristin Bostick with Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth.
Shoppers like Alyssa Smith were there Wednesday night with a renewed sense of pride.
"I've liked thrift shopping for a few years now so I think it's kinda cool that now it's cool to do it," she said.
And for moms like Amy Garner whose daughters love the song, she'd gladly pop some tags if it saves money on clothes.
"Instead of spending, the kids wanting $80 jeans or whatever, they actually want to come here and find something for a good value," she said.
Though the styles in the video may appeal to the so-called fringe shoppers, it has at least piqued the interest of many people who want to know what they can get with the $20 in their pocket.
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