Home Decor Items You Can Thrift {Never Pay Full Price for These}

Posted On Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Filed Under: Deals & Steals, Home Decor, shopping, Thrift Stores

http://athomewiththebarkers.com/thrift-store-lamp-makeover/ Thrift shops are a great option for so much more than clothing. From leopard chairs {I scored a pair three years ago for $15 each!} to vases to coffee table books, thrift shops are full of home decor items on the cheap. You never have to pay retail for them!

Check below to see how you can outfit your house or apartment with help from the thrift store.

5 Fashion Week Trends You Can Find at Your Local Thrift Shop

Posted On Monday, February 22nd, 2016
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365

Another New York Fashion Week has come and go and per usual, every trend seen on the runway can be achieved with thrift store finds. We all know fashion is cyclical, so what’s “new” has been done before. While high end looks can seem a bit unattainable, the ones I’m about to show you are actually quite wearable for everyday, real world situations.
Check below to see what fall 2016 runway trends you can score right now and from your local thrift shop!

How to Wear Vintage without Looking Like You Stepped Out a Time Machine

Posted On Thursday, November 12th, 2015
Filed Under: shopping, Style Guide, Thrift Stores, Thrifty Threads 365

Vintage clothing can get a bad rap. While I appreciate a garment that’s 20+ years old, I totally get that some people think the pieces are outdated, tattered and hard to wear without looking costume-y. It’s totally possible to style vintage threads in a modern way. Because remember, fashion is cyclical, so what’s currently trending has already been done.

Here’s how I styled a few vintage clothes in a fun, even edgy way.

Thrift Shopping Strategy: Why You Should Shop at the End of the Day

Posted On Thursday, August 27th, 2015
Filed Under: shopping, Thrift Stores

When it comes to thrift shopping, there’s always this urge to be the first in line and at the store. I totally get it. The inventory is limited and it’s not like the same garment is available in a ton of sizes {like at traditional department stores}, but I’ve found some serious value in being one of the last people to shop the store or a major warehouse sale.

Here’s why…

#ThriftyThursday: Easy Tip to Spot Stains Before You Buy

Posted On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Filed Under: Thrift Stores

thrift-tip-thrift-shopping-tips-looking-fly-on-a-dime-how-to-thrift-shop Remember that awesome cobalt vintage jumpsuit I bought for $5?! Well, you might also remember I was thisclose to not buying it because it had a few stains. Luckily I was able to get them out, but I almost didn’t know it even had stains!

I always stress the importance of inspecting garments closely, but even when you do, depending on the lighting in the store, you may be overlooking a few discolorations. Here’s how to use the power of sunlight to spot stains on your thrifted garments.