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Do you love shopping at thrift shops? Do you wish you had more thrift store options in your area? Well, much in the same way that Shoptiques offers consumers goods from small boutiques throughout North America, Nifty Thrifty will aim to provide quality vintage goods to Internet shoppers. This Brooklyn-based startup was founded by a man, Topper Luciani, a frustrated Ebay shopper (according to a recent write up on the Mashable blog).

As Luciani correctly identified, Ebay is extremely limiting where buying vintage clothing is concerned. While it’s possible to purchase vintage goods through Ebay, the site doesn’t always produce what a shopper is looking for. Further, Ebay goods may or may not actually be vintage.

Nifty Thrifty will sell quality vintage women’s clothing (to start) beginning in October of this year. The site will be based on memberships, and Nifty Thrifty has just been injected with $2 million in funding from Tribeca Venture Partners. Seemingly, this venture company sees a great future in what Nifty Thrifty aims to bring to the vintage shopping table.

A Way to Shop For Quality Vintage

Even though they seem to be fading fast, there are still lots of vintage shops splattered throughout the world. The only problem with these shops is that they are mostly located in densely populated areas. If you want to purchase true vintage goods, you’ll need to travel to an urban center, most likely. For someone who lives in, say, rural Kansas, buying great vintage goods from a city shop is highly unlikely (unless that shop has an online store, but even then selections can be limited).

With Nifty Thrifty, women will be able to visit the site, shop from a number of vintage sellers, and buy vintage goods that really stand out. I’m going to presume that Nifty Thrifty prices will vary according to particular goods. But, the founders of this company are aiming for an urban woman who has discerning vintage taste. So, if you are a woman who loves all things tie-dye or you want to scoop up an authentic Mad Men look, Nifty Thrifty might be the site that you’ve been waiting for.

How to Sign Up

Right now, the Nifty Thrifty team is still finalizing details. But, October is just a little more than one month away. You can sign up {{http://www.niftythrifty.com/|Nifty Thrifty}} for Nifty Thrifty notifications right now by visiting the site and entering your email information. Now, I’m a bit adverse to entering email information due to all the spam-like notifications that online retailers tend to send out, but letting the Nifty Thrifty team have your email address is the best way to find out when this site starts selling.

Needless to say, Nifty Thrifty will bring a whole new dimension to vintage clothing shopping. Thanks to this innovative startup, you can buy great goods even if you don’t live in an area with a great vintage shop. Mark your calendars for the month of October – Nifty Thrifty is sure to gain a good deal of attention.