Thrift Store Runway is an online fashion contest with five cash prizes given away every month for the best submissions. The cash value for the monthly prizes depends on the number of individuals entering. If we have 49 or fewer entrants, we’ll award $100, but if we get 50 different people entering in a single month, we’ll give out five $500 prizes.
If you’ve got a hot look in mind that you want to enter, send us a picture.
This contest is a part of the movement to Bring Back National Thrift Week, which used to be a vibrant celebration of the virtue of thrift in America. From the early part of the twentieth century on up through the 1960s, Thrift Week events flourished from coast to coast . Somewhere along the way, though, the idea of thrift seems to have fallen out fashion.
So now we’re gathering local and national sponsors to try to revive this lost tradition and, ultimately, the idea of thrift itself. While we work behind the scenes on those efforts, we hope you’ll have some fun with this contest and help us remind people how fashionable thrift can be!
Thrift Store Runway and Bring Back Thrift Week are both owned and operated by Templeton Press, a 501(c)3 non-profit book publisher, located just outside Philadelphia. Many of our books study the classic virtues such as forgiveness, purpose, generosity, honesty, kindness, and, of course, thrift.