Tracy Garcia is the Queen of Transforming Second-Hand Clothes

If you still haven’t heard of Tracy Garcia’s viral “Thriftlift Thursday” series, buckle up because it’s going to be one wild ride! This conscious designer from New York became a true Instagram and TikTok sensation after she started sharing videos that show her transforming second-hand clothes.

Garcia graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with Bachelor’s Degree in fashion design, with a special focus on intimate apparel concentration. She went on to start her own fashion brand, which revolves around reworking vintage and thrifted clothing and made quite a splash under the moniker Transformations By Tracy.

Garcia went on to attract around a million followers across several social media platforms, including YouTube, TikTok, and Instagram. She’s best known as the mastermind behind the viral “Thriftflip Thursday” videos, that show her taking a piece of second-hand clothing and transforming it into something extraordinary. In addition to her up-cycling tutorials, she also enjoys sharing thrift hauls, sewing tips, and fashion guides.

In a world where fashion is often synonymous with fast consumption and ever-changing trends, Garcia opted for a completely different approach. She prides herself on doing everything in her power to reduce her carbon footprint by breathing new life into old and discarded clothes.