GRANDPA sweaters. Pro Wings, with Velcro. Fur coats, extra fluffy. Fringed brown jackets. Footie pajamas – for adults.
All cheap. All used. All . . . the height of fashion?
Absolutely, according to the song “Thrift Shop,” which occupied the No. 1 spot on both Billboard’s Hot 100 and R&B/hip-hop charts for most of February.
The creation of Seattle rapper Macklemore, producer Ryan Lewis and vocalist Wanz (who performs the addictive, Barry White-like hook), “Thrift Shop” is more than a sketch of West Coast trends, more than a YouTube sensation, more than a huge crossover hit.
It’s an anthem for a sort of secondhand style that’s been part of Philly culture for a while now. And, it’s getting bigger by the day.