Thrift Stores Running Out Of Pants

For thrift stores, business is both better, and worse, than ever. Sales are high, but donations are running low. Customer behavior is changing in the new economic climate:

Mr. Brickson, of Minnesota, said a longtime donor to his store had recently showed up in tears. “She had given so much to the Salvation Army over the years,” he said. “She never thought she was going to be a recipient of the services.”

Thrift Shops Thriving, but Running Low on Stock [NYT] (Thanks to c-side!) (Photo: Scurzuzu)