Video: How to Thrift Shop Like a Pro

Posted On Monday, March 23rd, 2015
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores

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I typically hold all thrift related posts for Thursday {gotta love Thrifty Thursday!}, but I didn’t want to delay posting this fun project. Last week I worked with StyleBlazer to film a short video on the do’s and don’ts of thrift shopping. While I see thrifting as an easy, fun pastime, I know plenty others see it as intimidating and time consuming.

If that’s you, then check out the video below where I share how to navigate crowded racks, shopping for accessories and what I call my go-to thrifting uniform that makes it easier to shop.

Housing Works Best of Spring Thrift Shopping Event

Posted On Thursday, March 19th, 2015
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Thrift Stores

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It’s that time of year again for the Housing Works Best of Sale! I’m a huge Housing Works fan {you know I’m obsessed with the Buy the Bag sale, $25 for a bag full of clothing!} and the Best of is a biannual event where their 12 thrift shops offer the best of their thrifted goods, including vintage and designer clothes, accessories, art, home decor and more.

Basically, if you want a curated collection of the best of the best, this is the place to be. The sales are so intense that people line up hours in advance and the stores close the day before to make way for the merchandise.

Keep reading for more details on the Housing Works Best of sales and one that’s coming up this weekend that I’ll be attending!

Ready, Set, Thrift! Recap

Posted On Monday, September 15th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Thrift Stores

If you weren’t in NYC this weekend, well that sucks for you {just kidding!}. But seriously, you missed another awesome Ready, Set, Thrift! event. I hosted my second thrift shopping party at Housing Works Buy the Bag and we had a night of thrift shopping {$25 for a bag of clothing), raffles of designer and vintage goods, drinks, cupcakes and an informative panel discussion.
Here’s what you missed at Ready, Set, Thrift!

Thriftspiration: Chrisette Michele Shares Her Vintage Styling Tips

Posted On Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Filed Under: Style Guide, Thrift Stores, Thriftspiration

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Remember when I mentioned I’d be bringing back the Thriftspiration feature where I highlight the style of thrift and vintage lovers? Well, it’s here! And it only made sense to start with a bang.

I love Chrisette Michele’s music and the singer is also a pro thrifter. She recently shared a video on her site, Rich Hipster, of her getting into a little vintage shopping while in Florida. She scored a ton of affordable pieces at an indie vintage shop and even shows how she styled them.

Check out the short videos below for Chrisette Michele’s thrift shop adventure and vintage styling advice

Housing Works Best of Fall Thrift Sales

Posted On Friday, August 29th, 2014
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping, Style Guide, Thrift Stores

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The end of summer usually means it’s time to update your wardrobe and swap your summer gear for fall fashion. But this time of year also means the beginning of Housing Works’ Best of Fall sales.

Yes, sales, plural. From August 30 to September 25, 12 Housing Works locations throughout NYC will have mega sales on thrifted and vintage clothing and even furniture and art. Each location will have a different sale date and time and entry is free-99.