Purple Thrifted Belts first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Spring 2009 seen on Berkeley blogger Speedbump. She wore her purple thrifted leather belt with a green vintage wool beret hat, beige vintage basket purse, and beige 50s vintage sheer ruffle blouse. Since then, Purple Thrifted Belts have grown in popularity as bloggers from Timişoara, Bay Area, and Manila have discovered them. Purple Thrifted Belts are generally seen in casual, classic, and vintage style. Popular types of Purple Thrifted Belts are sash, canvas, belt, paisley, wide, and braided.