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Thrift Therapy

By La Vee
Welcome to the Thrift Therapy podcast, where we examine the psychology of thrift life in a comedy and interview format.
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Blacks Who Thrift: Keyana Michel

Thrift Therapy

Thrifted Gent
Episode: I recount an epic thrift story that ends in friendship, announce LIMITED edition November Thrift Bags are now available (half of all proceeds go to BLM), and I interview Derek of Thrifted Gent, who discusses taking care of shoes, being a man on the thrift scene, and reselling ideas.  Links: •twitter|@eb8que3 •tik tok| @thriftedgent Show Notes:
November 08, 2021
Chic City Girl Brenda
In this episode I talk about limited release Thrift Bags for November, a Chicago Thrift trip I took in September and an epic cape I found there for $8, and interview Brenda of Chic City Girl brand.  Links: NOTE: Any advertising revenues earned on this episode between 10/24/2021 and 12/31/2021 will be donated to Black Lives Matter #blacklivesmatter #thriftersunite #blackthrifters #thriftpodcast #thrifting
October 25, 2021
Blacks Who Thrift: Keyana Michel
This week I tell you about my most recent thrift trip finds, the problems with Anchor sponsorship due to changes since the pandemic, and I talk with Keyana Michel pronounced (Key-Yana) (Me-Shell). Key is a 29 year old resale fashion entrepreneur from Boston, Massachusetts. She runs are sale fashion media brand called Key To Fashion and the community organization Blacks Who Thrift, inspired by her Narts conference trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2017. As a Black woman, what stuck with her was that "People were constantly telling me along my journey how 'Black people don’t thrift' and it’s something that we don’t do; and I knew that wasn’t true... I was so driven and motivated to create a community that looked like me, and loved thrifting just as much as I do. I was driven to create a movement." We got into that and so much more, visit for show notes on the episode and to learn more about Key and Blacks Who Thrift.  PODCAST SHOW NOTES KEYANA'S LINKS Blacks Who Thrift (@blackswhothrift) Key To Fashion Website: Key To Fashion Instagram: (@_keytofashion) Personal Instagram:  (@_badgyalstyle) Vintage Glamour Show: Key To Fashion YouTube Channel: Pinterest: DONATE NOW :  Proceeds of advertising made on this episode from 10/10/2021 to 12/30/2021 will be donated to #blacklivesmattermovement . Join the movement at If you want to add to the donations of the podcast to BLM, join the $10 level over on our Patreon page 
October 10, 2021
BONUS EPISODE: Return of the Thrift with Norbyah
Instagram influencer and international thrifter Norbyah drops in to tell us what thrifting is like in Hong Kong and some of her favorite reasons to shop sustainably. And also to remind you that the most sustainable garment is the one you already own. Follow her on Instagram at #thrifting #preloved #sustainablefashion Be sure to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast for future episodes and leave us a review on itunes! Happy Thrifting! SHOW NOTES
September 26, 2021
Thrifted Decor: Racheal of Banyon Bridges
Decor Series--Interview with mastermind of colorful walls Racheal, Banyon Bridges. Visit her work at also on Instagram @banyanbridges
August 20, 2020
Thrifted Decor: Ms Vicious Design
In this episode of the decor series, Jenasie of Ms Vicious Design stops by to tell us about her vintage home style, her DIY projects, and being bold with her choices. I also chat about online thrifting and current thrift obsessions. I’m a vintage treasure hunter, interior obsessed, mother of 3, wife, and  owner of Ms Vicious Design. I have an eclectic style that comes from  creating a space using vintage finds, antiques, family heirlooms, and  adding bold colors. I pride myself on designing on a budget. Your home  should speak to who you are and I am definitely colorful, unique, and  bold! I sell vintage home decor and furniture locally in Salt Lake City at Salt & Honey Market and Haight Ashbury Home.
June 26, 2020
Thrifted Decor: Hannah of Hanzian_Bus
In this episode, I discuss ALL THE THINGS: quarantine, BLM movement, and thrifting in 2020. Hannah of @hanzian_bus stops by and tells us all about living in a conversion bus with her partner as a thrifter, DIYer, mom of (update 3).
June 12, 2020
Thrifted Decor: Vintage Coop
In this episode, I talk curbside thrifting in quarantine, making cool stuff out of garbage, and chat with Seren of Vintage Coop.   @vintage_coop
April 05, 2020
Thrifted Decor: Thrifted Queen Ally
In this episode I do a record review of Calvin Valentine's "Eugine" which I no picked up at the Dusty Groove in Chicago, and chat with Ally of Thriftredqueen about thrifty decor, diy, and collecting Pyrex. Extended show notes at
March 20, 2020
Thrifted Decor with Sadie's SeasonGoods
Welcome Back! Season 5 is a miniseries of 6 episodes focused on thrifted decorand DIY; in this episode I spill the tea on my Chicago thrift trip and talk with Sarah Ramberg of Sadie Season Goods. She has been featured Flea Market Decor Magazine, Country Sampler Farmhouse Style Magazine,,, and (and more!). We talk repurposing thrift, managing projects, and DIY fails (we all have them). Be sure and visit for extended show notes and pics. Chicago Thrift Tour Links Guest Links Thrift Therapy Links
March 06, 2020
Men Who Thrift Season Finale
It is the end of Season 4 of Thrift Therapy and as a special treat to end Instagram Fashion Season, I have a panel of thrift influencers who identify as male. We discuss why style is important across genders, how social justice issues effect self expression, and what man-repelling is to name a few. And they each use Instagram to document and inspire other average guys to put their personalities on display using fashion, please give them a follow and cheer them on. For extended show notes and to leave a review and rate the show
December 13, 2019
3 Domains of Thrift with Thrifting Diva Anaya
This Thanksgiving Day episode has me #grateful for thrifting trips with my bestie and my Patreon supporters, #ungrateful for genocide and colonialism, plus Anaya The Thrifting Diva stops by to discuss style on a budget and balancing her busy life as a stylist, mom, influencer, and JAG lawyer.  For extended show notes visit SPONSORS
November 29, 2019
Educational Thrifting with Thrifty Witches
Lindsey, Shannon, and Trisha stop by to tell us all the things about being educators, living on an educator's budget, and spreading the word to their Arizona community that thrifting is for everyone. I also discuss the domains of self care, see website for extended show notes and resources. SPONSORS Thrift Boss Babes Spotify Anchor
November 01, 2019
Euro Thrifting with Thrift Babe Sammy D
I dish on shopping my closet for Conversations with Nick Cave, review his Germany Live record, which I thrifted of course, and Sammy D tells us all the things about how to thrift across Europe on the cheap. MEETUP LOCATION : Family Thrift Outlet 2011 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213 . For extended shownotes visit
October 17, 2019
Thrift Reduce Reuse and Relovv with Alex Shadrow
In this episode, I talk thrift outlet haul (twenty five cent day y'all),  the psychology of values, and Alex Sadrow, CEO of Relovv stops by to tell us how her company hopes to improve our fashion waste situation. Links
October 12, 2019
The 5 T's of Thrift Life with Debra Rapoport
This is the return of Season Four episode and it is packed with Thrifty goodness! Thrift  updates, record review,  and DEBRA RAPPAPORT of Advanced Style fame stops by to give us all the insights from decades of thrift, art, academia, and living in NYC, including the 4 T's she has learned to live by. Psychology  discussed on this episode include the Inner Child  and aspects of Jungean Psychology. LINKS
September 20, 2019
Thrifting Saved My Life with Angelique Thrift Store Stylist
This is the last episode before my vacation, I will be back September 29th. In this episode, I review some sweet tunes from Barry White on a record I got for $1.50 at Sts. Peter and Paul's Thrift Store in New Braunfels TX. I also talk about a couple thrift hauls, and Angelique  Thrift Store Stylist stops by. We discuss the importance of mental wellness, self acceptance, and living your best life in a sustainable way through the power of style. The therapy tools of the week are self love related.  RECORD REVIEW  ANGELIQUE TTP 
August 12, 2019
Thrifting Elevated Layers with Roxy
In this episode, I talk thrifting my way to Austin to attend the lovely Caftan and Cocktails party, and all the levels of thrifting there is to enjoy, what makes them different, and why you should shop them all. Roxy of Elevated Layers stops by to talk how she hopes to help social media style influencers keep it fresh in luxury second hand clothes  by harnessing the power of a sharing economy.  Check out her website and get your own box of preloved goodies to wear, love, tag on insta, and then send off to someone else!  And visit  to get extended show notes and pictures of thrift. 
July 29, 2019
When Thrifters Thrift with Michelle
This week, I chat with Michelle Raven of When Thrifters Thrift (WTT), which is an exciting Instagram community of colorful and stylish thrifters influencing and supporting each other. Michelle started her career as a young thrift stylist, providing style consultations to customers of a local thrift store when she was just a teenager! After creating success for both her and the thrift chain, she branched out into her own thrift styling brand, and just recently launched WTT. I also talk thrift hauls and sale shopping on holidays at thrift stores. Be sure and visit for extended show notes and pictures, and to join Michelle's awesome community.
July 14, 2019
Lexi Goes Thrifting with Us
In this episode, Lexi of talks mental health, thrifting, and what popups do to your back. I also review Honky Chateau by Elton John that I snagged for .95 $ --OMG! and give you the inside knowledge on the hierarchy of therapists in case you are looking for one or want to become one. See for more show notes and some resources for selecting a therapist.  LEXI RECORD 
July 03, 2019
Thrifted Outfit Repeating with Hannah Rupp
I review a record I thrifted by Eric Robertson Presents Magic Melodies II (yes, there was more than one!!) with a whole bunch of eighties movies ' theme songs (contest alert) : CONTEST__ first person to name (on Instagram thread) all the movies/shows the song clips in the mashup are from gets a free $20 thrift bag! I also set down with Hannah Rupp of The Outfit Repeater--we talk Instagram, positivity, weight loss and plus size thrifting.  Her power word is SHINE, what's yours?  For more show notes, visit links
June 17, 2019
Thrift Inspirer Beth Jones of BJONESSTYLE
Kicking off Season 4 with a record review of Dusty Springfield  "Wishin' and Hopin'" I bought for 99 cents at a Salvation Army,  and Beth Jones of BJonesStyle. We talk thrift life, style icons, and the THRIFT that got away. I also share what has been going on between seasons, who is coming on this season, and a rollercoaster of a thrift haul. For pictures related to today's episode and show notes, visit Record  Slow Fashion Challenge  Guest How I shoot my photos  How I edit my Photos  Thrift Therapy 
June 03, 2019
Birthday Finale with Reid, Crystal and Sammy
In this final episode of Season Three, it also happens to be the one year anniversary of Thrift Therapy! So I review the record Strangeways Here We Come by The Smiths (yes, I thrifted it) with my all time favorite birthday song on it, and have three former guests return to chat all things thrift and psychology with me. We get silly y'all. Be sure and stay subscribed for updates and the release schedule for Season 4. Until we meet again, stay thrifty!  Join Thrift Therapy community Shop Thrift Therapy  Record Review,_Here_We_Come Reid's Links Crystal's Links    https://  Sammy's Links 
May 20, 2019
Clothes and Pizza And Thrift with Abby
In this episode I review Journey's record "Frontier", talk about next season, the upcoming one year anniversary episodE, and go over my most recent thrift haul with my thrifting buddy Stephanie. PLUS, I am joined by Abby Mills of the popular thrift style brand CLOTHES and PIZZA--she breaks down her jobs, having an ‘Instagram husband’, the joy of an actual closet, and making vintage thrift feel modern. Her mission is to help people have more fun and confidence with clothes. 
April 15, 2019
Thrifting BOLOs with Mike and Orlando of Pure Hustle Podcast
In this episode, I review a record by Rosanne Cash, announce contest winners, describe the podcast popup/meetup and road trip thrift hauls. Guests are Mike and Orlando of Pure Hustle Podcast and they give us the deets on thrifting for profit, share their Be On The Lookouts  (BOLO), and tell us about their personal collecting habits.  And we take a deep dive into the positive psychology of thrifting items from our childhood eras. Guests  Record Review    La Vee  Thrift Therapy Pod
April 08, 2019
City Thrifting Around London with Kat
I talk travel thrifting in New Mexico, review a .99 cent copy of The Kinks "Collection" double album, share some interviews from Buffalo Exchange's 45 Birthday Bash, and explore eighties fashion revival and the London Thrift Scene with Kat of @Citythrifter— Kat works for a charity that supports families with special needs and runs the retail side as an area manager. overseeing 8 charity shops.
March 18, 2019
Refashioned LIFE with Sheri the Refashionista
In this episode, I review ABBA’s The Arrival (3 of 5 Nagel’s). Give you the podcast and thrifting news. And talk all things thrift and life with the amazing and inspirational Sherri The Refashionista of “Confessions of a Refashionista”.  www.awesomesauceasshattery. come-books: The easy DIY hat storage: Simple upcycled accessory storage: Devil's Advocate of unethical fashion: Behind the scenes of blogging series: Personal bits & pieces category: The very personal post that allowed me to finally start living totally authenically & no longer give a shit about curating a "public" life (+ the comments showed me just how much my site & work means to & helps others get through their own difficult times): photo Sheri Pavlovic Sustainable Lifestyle Expert at Confessions of a Refashionista E W
March 04, 2019
LIVE from Thrift Story ATX
This episode was recorded live at Thrift Story in Austin TX hosted by Kim Sanch of Thrifty ATX. All proceeds were donated to Caritas of Austin who aid homeless persons in the area. Eastciders was popping when we were there—so there is ALOT of background noise, please excuse. Be sure and check these fabulous people out online using the links below.
February 25, 2019
Fashion Originators That Thrift with Stephanie Irwin
I review the thrifted record "I Love Rock N Roll" by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts I got for .93 cents and talk upcoming podcast events. I am joined by Stephanie Irwin of Fashion Originators and she dishes on  being an introvert interning in the fashion world, fast fashion and fashion podcasting, and tells us how thrifting works in the fashion industry.  MENTIONED (stylecasters support group)  SUSTAINABLE BRANDS 
February 18, 2019
Thrifting Heritage Brands with Stephanie
My most epic #thrifttrip ever, record review of 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs by Dollyn Parton I got for less than a dollar, and Stephanie of Veni_vidi_thrift on Instagram talks thrifting for luxe heritage brands such as Hermes, Chanel, YSL etc. We discuss what to look for, where to shop, and how to authentic your finds.  Guest Links: Podcast Links:
February 07, 2019
Art of the Thrift with Estrella
Thrifted Art, Repurposed Art; interview with artist Estrella Mari who makes Día de Muertos art out of thrift store objects.
February 04, 2019
Repurposed Treasure with Wendy
In this episode I review a hidden treasure—Blackstar album I thrifted hidden inside The Big L album I bought for 99 cents! And I talk thrift, repurposing, jewelry making, treasure hunting and boundaries with my long time bestie Wendy Estrella Fugazi.
January 26, 2019
Dallas Thrift Scene with Aimee
Aimee the Architect from Dallas TX talks #thrifthound talent at scenting out the cheapest thriftiest deals in the West on donated high end labels from an eco conscious point of view.
January 19, 2019
MINISODE: Merry Thriftmas
Minisode: updates on schedule and a mini haul with warm holiday wishes.
December 25, 2018
Thrift Babealicious with Sammy
I’m a Thrift Babe, Are You? I interview Sammy Davis of Facebook and YouTube fame. Also I review Kenny Roger’s Christmas record.
December 10, 2018
Rebirth of Thrifting with Star
In this first episode of Season Three, I talk so many thrift hauls, thrifting in Kentucky, and learn about thrifty birthing and socially conscious thrifting with my guest Star. New Facebook Group: Socially Conscious Thrift Exchange
November 26, 2018
"Mmmm. Delicious." with Haleigh Lynn
In this episode I talk thrifting with Haleigh Lynn from the world of YouTube thrift haulers, review a Mac Davis record, and deny my minithrift trip.
November 12, 2018
The Haunted Interview with Lisa
I debut my new music and record review process and discuss 3 thrift hauls. My guest, Lisa Hunter--costumer for Theatre Tulsa--talks thrift, theatre, and costumes from a haunted sounding location.
October 29, 2018
Wives Tales Thrift with Shelby and Jenny
I talk thrift shopping, ghosty thrift finds, and interview the cohosts of Wives Tales podcast.
October 15, 2018
The Archival Thrifter with Juliette
This week I talk two thrift stories, fucking Kavanaugh confirmation, and read listener ghost stories/haunted thrift finds. My guest is photographer, writer, and collector of spooky and weird shit, Juliette Spirson. Visit for all Thrift Therapy social media and to see pictures that correspond with this episode.  Guest social media:  1.  2. Insta @mademagical  3.
October 08, 2018
Halloween Everyday Cosplay with Shannon
This epsiode kicks off a month long themed series of all things thrift and Halloween. This week, I talk costumes, thrift hauls, and surprise ALPACAs . I am joined by avid thrifter, author, costume designer, actor, and podcaster Shannon Peterson of The Vampire Movie Club podcast.
October 01, 2018
Irrationally Thrifty with Reid
I talk thrift and podcasting fun with Reid Messerschmidt of The Irrationally Exuberant podcast, and quite frankly we are hilarious. One of our many musings is what is the US Retail: US Thrift $ exchange rate, to weigh in join Thrift Therapy's facebook group ( ).
September 23, 2018
High Performance Thrift with Luella
I talk thrift and performing with actor and comedian Luella Chavez of Vegas Playground podcast. Plus, capsule wardrobes for those thrifters who have to audition for things.
September 17, 2018
Chatty Crafties Thrifts with Amber and Angelica
Thrift hauls x3, the Podacalypse breakdown, and guests Amber Moreno and Angelica Norton of Chatty Crafties Podcast talk about thrift and crafting.
September 10, 2018
Fast Fashion Vs. Slow Thrifts with Jay
I talk negative cobsequences of fast fashion and the joy of a slow thrift. Jay joins us from France and drops some wisdom on us about the ills of the fashion industry and introduces us to her positivity amino
September 04, 2018
Nostalgic Vinyl with Emmaline
In this episode, I talk turntables and record players with Emmaline, avid vinyl collector-also, all the sad country songs we can think of. Please rate, review and subscribe to the podcast and visit to connect on social media.
August 27, 2018
Collector's Process with Julai
Review of gifted vinyl "The Last Time I Saw Paris" by Jane Morgan, the handiness of the 5 Love Languages (by Gary Chapman,, and exploring the intersection between thrift and collecting with writer and curator of vintage toys Julai Whipple.  "THAT'S THE SMELL OF SAVINGS TEES NOW AVAILABLE ON THRIFT THERAPY THREADLESS SHOP!
August 13, 2018
Out of Curvatory--Plus Size Thrifting with Kim
Review of The Queen is Dead, Plus size fashion blogger Kim is interviewed about the ups and downs of thrifting as a plus size woman, and I rant about issues related to being plus size in a judgmental world.
August 08, 2018
Estate Sales and Shitheads with Jillian
In this first episode of Season Two, I talk about two shitty thrift encounters and interview Jillian Price of SPARC estate planning services; we talk how to find estate sales, what and when to buy, and weird shit people leave behind when they die.
July 29, 2018
Tiny Thrifting with JT
Thrifted Record Review: New harvest First Gathering. Attachment styles, purging methods, and JT talks about how thrifting and tiny house living works for him.
July 23, 2018
Unsolved Thrift Mysteries with Liz
Updates, shoutouts, mystery stains and possible DIY solutions, Liz Walker of Perhaps Its You podcast talks about Unsolved Mysteries and thrift stories.
July 18, 2018
Thrifted High FI with Chris
We talk epic hauls, records, and Chris Lawrence of The Larry's Pop Pod, a pop culture podcast, tells us his best tips for collecting vinyl and discusses which character he is most like in the movie High Fidelity. Chris' podcast can be found at
July 12, 2018
Thrift Personalities with Stephanie
This week we talk how personalities may change over time with my guest, fellow therapist Stephanie C.  Take the Big 5 personality test yourself here
July 02, 2018
Balling on a Budget with Crystal
We talk high end goods for low end wallets, eBay tips and tricks for buyers and sellers, and growing up in the eighties with very special guest Crystal Yeager of @goplethora and Hazel Hearts Vintage. Also, the bins.
June 27, 2018
Vintage Goodies with Jessica
I interview Jessica of Foxx Boxx Vintage and she Drops the Depop Knowledge.
June 12, 2018
Thrifty Desires with Alissa
I talk thrift unicorns, do a thrifted record review of Jean Loves Jezabel's "Desire", and interview Thrift Therapy's social media assistant Alissa.
June 05, 2018
Thrifty DIY with Ashley Renz
Interview with 3rd generation DIY junker Ashley Renz, and host learns why podcast editing is a thing.
May 31, 2018
Down To Eartha Thrift Haul
Eartha Kitt record review, update on some ideas I am trying, website deets, and some thrift hauls.
May 28, 2018
Reselling Thrift with Kim Sanch
We talk reselling and thrifting with Kim Sanch of Thrifty ATX and Lucky Parrot Vintage.
May 14, 2018
Feminist Thrift with Anna and Gracie
This week we talk thrifting, fashion, and feminism with podcasters Anna and Gracie of Feminist Wears.
April 29, 2018