Thriftspiration: Vintage Girl in a Modern World

Posted On Friday, April 26th, 2013
Filed Under: Thrift Stores, Thriftspiration

Thriftspiration is a weekly series that puts a spotlight on readers who share their secondhand shopping tips and fun ways to style thrifted finds. 

Name: Sammy Davis
Location: Harlem, New York City

When and why did you start thrift shopping?
I started thrift shopping in high school. As soon as I got my license and discovered my local Salvation Army, I was hooked! Moving to Philadelphia for college (I went to Temple University, like Patrice!) introduced me to an entirely new world of thrifting at consignment stores and vintage boutiques. I loved exploring the city by way of secondhand shops!

What three words describe your style?
Fun. Fancy. Free

100 Best Vintage Shops Online

Posted On Monday, April 1st, 2013
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Thrift Stores

One question I’m constantly asked is “how do you find the best thrift store?” I’ve done a few thrift shopping 101 posts and now, I can provide you guys with an even greater resource.
My fellow thrifty sister {and fellow Temple University alum!} Sammy of Sammy Davis Vintage just came out with an awesome ebook that makes vintage shopping online super easy. The 100 Best Vintage Shops Online is loaded with the best the online world has to offer.

Thrift Wars with Sammy Davis Vintage

Posted On Friday, February 25th, 2011
Filed Under: Looking FLY on a Dime, Thrift Stores

Friday normally means another edition of Thrifty Threads where I show you guys how I’ve rocked my cheap chic finds but I’m doing a little something different today. Last week I had an awesome opportunity to participate in Thrift Wars with Sammy from Sammy Davis Vintage. Sammy reached out to me via YouTube and it turns out we both went to the same school {Temple University} and live a few blocks from one another!

Not familiar with Thrift Wars? It’s where two frugal folks go head to head to try to recreate a runway or celeb look using secondhand pieces. During my episode of Thrift Wars, Sammy and I reproduced Michelle Obama’s J. Crew outfit using finds from the Goodwill on 23rd St.

Check out the episode below and click on this LINK to vote for who you think matched the look the best {so far I’m ahead in the votes}. You’ll never believe how close we came to Michelle Obama’s look and we did it on a dime. Psst: I also found a Miu Miu brooch for $6!

For past Thrift Wars episodes, check out Sammy Davis Vintage on YouTube.