Thrift Shopping Has Gone Upscale: Is That a Good Thing?

Posted On Thursday, October 29th, 2015
Filed Under: Thrift Stores


There’s been something interesting/weird happening at some thrift stores lately. They’re going a bit upscale. Most notably is Goodwill, which has opened about 60 boutiques nationwide. These locations have more curated designer pieces, are more organized and have a feel of a department store to attract the desired millennial crowd.

I’m all about making thrifting easier and more accessible {so much so that I wrote a book on how to thrift shop!}, so I checked out the Goodwill boutique that recently opened in NYC’s Union Square. I wasn’t impressed.

3 Reasons Summer is the Perfect Time to Thrift Shop

Posted On Thursday, June 18th, 2015
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores

It’s always tricky determining the best day, time or even season to go thrift shopping. But the summer can actually be a great for a few reasons.

If you need cheap chic threads, head to your local thrift shop. The inventory is high and the trends are right on point.

5 Common Thrift Shopping Myths & Misconceptions

Posted On Monday, January 5th, 2015
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores


It’s no secret that thrift shopping has become chic and some people {self included!} proudly show off their thrift store scores. But you would be amazed at the horrible thrift shopping myths I constantly hear. And I’m sure you’ve heard them too or maybe you even believe a few.

From the cleanliness to the sizes they include, below are 5 common myths about thrift shopping and why you should debunk them ASAP!

Thrifty Threads 365: Should I Continue My Style Challenge in 2015?

Posted On Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Filed Under: Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365


As you can tell from the title, I’m contemplating another round of Thrifty Threads 365 for 2015. If you’re new to the blog, Thrifty Threads 365 is a shopping challenge I created where I only thrift shop for a full year. I can’t purchase any new clothes or accessories {this excludes undergarments!}. I’ve been doing TT365 off and on for three years. Whew!

I’ve had a few of you ask if I’ll keep doing Thrifty Threads 365 in 2015 and the honest answer is, I don’t know. That’s why I need your help.

Thrift Store Finds: Furniture Edition

Posted On Monday, October 14th, 2013
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, shopping, Thrift Stores

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Last week I made my way to the Salvation Army and did a little browsing. I was surprised to see it was packed in the middle of the day. Seriously, I’ve never seen the line that long on a weekday. But I guess everyone wanted to take advantage of the 50 percent off family sale they have every Wednesday.
After not finding anything great {but I can’t say I really looked that hard}, I made my way to the third floor. One thing I really love about this location is the furniture selection. The entire upstairs is devoted to furniture and home decor {and there’s even a nice book selection}.
Check out what I found during my trip and a few tips on how to thrift shop for furniture.