Thrift Hats first surfaced on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Fall 2009 seen on Los Angeles blogger agogofashion of agogofashion.blogspot.com. She wore her black thrift bowler hat hat with a gray Mossimo jacket, white from Thailand t-shirt, and black American Apparel skirt. Since then, Thrift Hats have grown in popularity as bloggers from Little Rock, Toronto, and Indianapolis have discovered them. Thrift Hats are generally seen in casual, vintage, and comfortable style. Popular types of Thrift Hats are straw, explorer, bowler, beanie, and fedora. Blogger's favorite colors are black, beige, brown, and green.
There are currently 56 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Thrift Hats. Most recently, blogger itskendallkay of itskendallkay.com wore her black thrift hat with a brick red Sheinside cartoon sweater, heather gray romwe collar shirt, and black romwe pu shorts.