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Thrifting in the Windy City

Thrifting in the Windy City

Duration:4 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

In high school I discovered thrift stores because we were too poor to shop at the fancy places. After finding a Salvation Army on a whim and discovering a nearly new pair of K-Swiss gym shoes for $.90 cents....I was hooked. I have learned to thrift for fun and profit! In fact, I have thrifted all around the world. So trust me when I say, I have got my ear to the pulse of what is happening in…
Gaylon
Gaylon
Gaylon
Gaylon

What we’ll do

We will meet at a local spot and travel by public transit to at least three thrift stores. You will have 45 minutes at each location to shop til you drop. I will be there every step of the way with you encouraging you to be daring and bold in your purchases. Need advice on whether something is authentic? Let me help you! Wear leggings and tank tops if you can, as some places may not have a…

What else you should know

There will be lots of walking. Up and down train and bus stairs. There may not be dressing rooms. A tank top and leggings are recommended. Backbacks may be easier to navigate with or else you are carrying stuff in your hands. Bathrooms may be sparse.

What I’ll provide

Equipment
Hand sanitizer and hand wipes. Bottle water. Granola Bars.

What to bring

Shopping bag, unless you are ok with the city's bag tax!

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Where you'll be

A unique thrifting experience in one of Chicago's neighborhoods once defined by discrimination and hate, is now it is a place of shopping & cultural experiences. Another thrifting surprise will be near the former Harpo Studios in the West Loop! Not sure if Oprah ever shopped there. Once a bleak and blighted neighborhood, it is now filled with hip restaurants, retail and hotels. Finally we will hit the River North!

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

There will be lots of walking. Up and down train and bus stairs. There may not be dressing rooms. A tank top and leggings are recommended. Backbacks may be easier to navigate with or else you are carrying stuff in your hands. Bathrooms may be sparse.
Gaylon
Thrifting in the Windy City
1 review
£28/person
1 review
£28/person