Black Thrift Tops first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Spring 2008 seen on blogger kirstylee. She wore her black thrift top with a gray H&M jacket, gray Diesel bag, and gray Hoxton Boutique skirt. Since then, Black Thrift Tops have grown in popularity as bloggers from Indianapolis, Cavite, and New York City have discovered them. Black Thrift Tops are generally seen in comfortable, chic, and romantic style. Popular types of Black Thrift Tops are slashed knit, poncho, tank top, tank, and striped.