Let’s not kid ourselves: being a student means living on a budget. The Topweek has taken a big chunk out of your budget and the university is also waiting to get paid. This leaves little room for new clothing and furniture.
Unless you won’t mind selling your dignity, you won’t be spending like you’re Bill Gates during your Tilburg time. That’s fine; it forces you to get creative. Luckily Tilburg is full of thrift stores, we’ve reviewed five of them. Read our review to make sure you know where to go for the authentic hipster-feel.
Vibe: you can see why this is the most popular thrift store as soon as you step inside. It’s big, vibrant and clean.
Clothing: T-shirts for €2 and jeans for €5; the popularity isn’t matched by the pricing. The clothing department is fine, but make sure to check out the VERHIP! Corner. They sew discarded fabrics into new clothing and furniture. You’ll love it once you see it.
Furniture: The furniture isn’t stacked together like a couple of swingers during a game of Twister. It’s all neatly organized in different “living rooms” which makes it look a lot more attractive. It’s somewhat more expensive than the clothing, but they drop it off at your front door for a small fee.
Score: 5 out of 5: La Poubelle rocks. You know you’re visiting an awesome thrift store when they plastic-wrap everything to make sure nothing gets lost.