Friday, October 29, 2010

The Key To Thrift Store Shopping...

Find a good one!

Clothing has been a major dilemma for me since childbirth. My weight has fluctuated a lot, and I have been unwilling to spend lots of money on temporary clothing. There have been times I literally had nothing to wear to something...not nothing that I liked, but truly nothing I could wear! I tried buying a few cheap things but they got worn out after a couple of washes. I finally decided to check out a Good Will store I'd heard had good stuff, and wow.

I won't be shopping anywhere else for a while! Here are some of my recent finds...I've only been about 3 times...most of this was from the FIRST trip! Needless to say I've found a good one!:)

Pictured below: BRAND NEW corduroy skirt from New York & Co. (with tag), green Old Navy crock pants in great condition.

Like new denim crock pants from Ann Taylor.

Like new sleevless polka dot button up shirt from Eddie Bauer.

Like new brown dress pants from New York  Co.

A dress shirt of a style I hadn't gone for before, but was willing to try at this price!

 And a couple of like new crushed velvet shirts from Limited and New York & Co.

Today my husband sent me a link to a great article from The Dollar Stretcher about some not so well known thrift store shopping tips. It's great...I'll be shopping a lot the next couple of months!


  1. I totally agree!! I've just begun to shop at thrift stores and I'm amazed at what you can find! Thanks for the encouragement-- it reminds me that I need to keep trying!

    p.s. if you're good with a sewing machine, you can open up your options even further because you can buy clothes that are too big, too long, etc and just hem or take in the item until it's the right size!

  2. i love thrift stores for my clothes. and you never feel guilty when leaving with a HUGE bag full of clothes!

  3. Oh.. where, where?? I haven't been too impressed with the thrift stores I've been to locally. I'd love to know which GoodWill you found those great items at.

  4. Thanks for the idea! I just had micropreemies twins who just started to fit into newborn clothes, but the way they're eating they'll fit into 0-3months in no time! Can't afford two wardrobes every couple of months!

  5. I love thrifting! But I live in a small town and we only have one store and, well, the selection is not so great.


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