Things I Love

Things I Love – Thrift Stores!

I have a secret; I’m not a fan of shopping. That is, I’m not a fan of the kind of shopping where you go to a generic mall and spend hours hoofing it through antiseptic stores with muzac streaming from the speakers.

I do, however, love shopping at thrift stores. It’s a totally different experience. You never know what you’re going to get and everything is more compact and concentrated. Plus, I always feel better about recycling clothes this way instead of consuming new stuff that ends up getting taken to the thrift store a couple of years later anyway.

And I’m totally not picky about the thrift store. It doesn’t have to be a fancy, hipster store. I’m perfectly happy with Goodwill or the Salvation Army.

Case in point, Rebekah and I made a trip to our local Salvation Amry today and totally cleaned up for Rebekah. This is what we got for $50;

2 jackets, 2 dresses, 3 sweaters, 1 pair burgundy velvet pants, 2 skirts, 4 blouses, and 1 pair vintage Mary Janes.

Crazy, right?!

So, this week, thrift stores are what I love!


5 replies on “Things I Love – Thrift Stores!”

I’m the same, Melanie! My daughter and I go straight to the sale racks. It’s rare for either of us to want something bad enough to pay full price for it.


That’s pretty cool (and great deal).

I volunteer a couple times a month at an ecumenical thrift store in the bok department, and have been lucky enough to find some really great books that I’ve been wanting to read. =)

There ARE some great books at thrift stores. Good housewares, too. Today a woman snatched up two vintage glass refrigerator pitchers that I wanted (I think they were $1/each). I watched her with them until she left, hoping she’d change her mind!


Thrift stores are amazing! I love them because you feel so excited when you find something awesome in a thrift store, more than you would in a normal mall where they stock loads of that item. It’s also nice to know that not many others will own the item you have found! 🙂

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