Sarah Jessica Parker says she was very into thrifting because 'it was a necessity'

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  • Sarah Jessica Parker looked back at some of her iconic outfits for a video feature with Vogue.

  • Some of the looks included thrifted pieces, and she said she is a fan of shopping secondhand.

  • Parker has worn her thrifted finds to events and to walk around NYC.

Actress Sarah Jessica Parker is known for being an icon in the fashion world, from her street style to her much-anticipated Met Gala looks. In a recent interview with Vogue, the "And Just Like That" star said she loves to shop at vintage stores and used to thrift often.

"Every single thing on me is from a vintage store," she said while looking at a photo of herself from 1987. "With the exception of whatever is in my hair."

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Parker in a thrifted outfit at an event in 1987.Ron Galella, Ltd./Contributor/Getty Images

While Parker's fictional character, Carrie Bradshaw, often splurges on the latest Prada or Manolo Blahniks, she also has a longstanding love affair with vintage clothing and unique finds. Bradshaw even married her now-late husband, known as Mr. Big, in a label-less white suit. "I found it at a vintage shop!" the character said proudly when showing it off to unimpressed friends.

Much of the clothing that made it onto the set of "Sex and the City" was also sourced from thrift stores, as Jennifer Keishin Armstrong reported in her retrospective book, "Sex and the City and Us."

But as it turns out, Parker was a fan of thrifting way before she ever met Bradshaw.

"I'd been shopping at thrift shops for a long time," she told Vogue. "Just, like, on my own because it was a necessity."

Parker noted that fellow fashion icons Madonna and Cindy Lauper, who were both known for their '80s flair, "hadn't surfaced," but that she was into wearing the "big, rayon dresses from the '40s."

"That's just what I did," she said. And Parker showed off another outfit proving that she still does dip into her thrifted finds today.

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Parker walking through Seaport in 2021 wearing a thrifted dress and shirt.Gotham/Contributor/Getty Images

"This is an old dress that I found at a thrift shop," she continued, pointing to a black, floral frock. "It's kind of basically like a dirndl, and I love it because I can wear anything underneath it." In the photo, which showed her walking around her SJP shoe store in Manhattan's Seaport District, she paired it with another thrifted piece: an old shirt.

Parker isn't afraid to make her own alterations either, saying that she loves the dress but had to "cut off the collar because it's too high for me."

You can watch the interview below.

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