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 British Columbia have discovered them. Thrift hats are generally seen in casual, vintage, and chic style. Popular types of Thrift hats are straw, explorer, fedora, bowler, and beanie. Blogger's favorite colors are black, beige, gray, and brown.
There are currently 57 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Thrift hats. Most recently, blogger kendallthings of kendallca.blogspot.com rocked her black thrift hat with a brick red Sheinside cartoon sweater, heather gray romwe collar shirt, and black romwe pu shorts.