As much as I love to shop flea markets and thrift stores, I’m not a diehard. There are some people who go nearly every weekend and know the ins-and-outs like gamblers know their local casino. My designer friend Erica Reitman—whose home I recently photographed—is one of those people. So who better to ask for advice on how to make out like a bandit when shopping vintage and second-hand. Read below for Erica’s best tips for navigating the booths, in her own words.