Loehmann’s Italian Designer Preview

Posted On Monday, January 28th, 2013
Filed Under: Designer on a Dime, shopping

As a blogger and writer, I’ve had tons of opportunities to see some pretty amazing designs, but this weekend really took the cake. Loehmann’s invited a select group of bloggers to tour their New Jersey warehouse {it’s normally closed to the public} and get a sneak peek at some of their Italian designs. Oh, did I mention the warehouse is 400,000 square feet. It was aisles and aisles of Valentino, Prada, Moschino and more. I felt like I walked in to my fantasy closet.
And since it’s Loehmann’s, the prices were slashed up to 65 percent off the original value.

Are Thrift Store Prices Becoming Too Expensive?

Posted On Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores

Maybe it’s a product of living in NYC, or maybe this is something others are noticing in their cities, but it seems {some} thrift stores are becoming a bit more expensive, no?
The price tag above was for a dress at Goodwill. It was a pretty basic label and nothing fancy, so I was baffled at the $20 price tag. Really, $20 for a secondhand dress? For that price, you can get a frock from Forever 21 or the clearance rack at some stores.
Of course most secondhand garments don’t fall in to this category, but I have noticed the occasional steep price tag. I typically chalk it up to the price you pay for thrifting in NYC but I’ve also seen some double take-worthy prices in other cities.