Many years ago my daughter and I survived on a very slim income. She wanted new clothes and told me she did NOT want to go to a thrift store, she wanted to go to the mall.
I gave her $25.00 and off we went. I think she got two items. Then we drove to the thrift store and I spent $10.00 and came back with a bag full. She got the point. Especially as it included a dress she found that she just had to have.
There is a great thrift mega store in Maryland where she now lives. When I visit I bring one change of clothes because I know that the day after I arrive shopping is our fun activity for the day.