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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.