Ohh good ol’ outfit posts – it’s been a while, huh? Well I recently had my bridal shower and managed to get a few pics taken of my thrifty threads that I sported for the event. The night before the shower I had one of those “I have nothing to wear” dilemmas - you know the kind. So what’s a girl to do? (not your average girl, mind you). Head to the local Goodwill of course! I managed to get this little number for under $10 and decided that maybe I should have more of those “at-a-loss-for-what-to-wear” moments more often if it means sweet savings like that! ;)
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Happy Memorial weekend!If you’re not at the cabin, I highly suggest you stop by your local thrift stores to get in on the awesome sales being offered. Here’s a list of all the Twin Cities stores participating (click each store for locations and hours). Oh, and don’t forget to read my thrift tips before you go! :)
- Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store – 50% off all items; excludes orange and white tags
- Clothes Mentor – 25% off all summer apparel (shorts, capris, swimwear, sleeveless shirts, sandals, etc.)
- Goodwill – 50% off all apparel, books, shoes and furniture
- Goodwill Outlet – $1.25/lb of clothing (this is every Monday but thought I’d add it to the list as just an FYI!)
- Salvation Army – 50% off all clothing
- Savers – 50% off all items; excludes red tags
- Second Debut – 25% off all items excluding jewelry, art and handbags
- Unique and Valu Thrift Stores – 50% off storewide
I am sure you can expect a thrift haul post from me later this week. I’d love to know what treasures you find as well!
Happy Monday! I realized it has been a while since I’ve done a thrift store haul, which is mostly because I’ve only walked away with one or two things in the past few months when I’ve gone. However, this past weekend was quite the exception! I scored some awesome items and figured I’d do a little bargain boasting on the blog ;) Check it out:
Vintage food scale - $7.50 @ local church rummage sale. Although this was a little on the spendier side, I am a sucker for unique vintage items and this makes for an awesome kitchen decor piece I simply couldn’t pass up!
Perfectly worn-in real leather boots – $1.50 @ local church rummage sale. These boots were no doubt a steal of a deal!
Dainty flower necklace and earring set – $2.50 @ local church rummage sale. Doesn’t this set just have “perfect for spring” written all over it?!
Lauren Conrad ‘coastal bohemia’ dress - $8 (still had orig. $60 Kohl’s tag attached) @ Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store in Brooklyn Center. (features a cute cut-out and bowtie in the back)! This dress will serve as lovely date night or wedding guest attire for the summer!
H&M faux leather jacket – $8 @ Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store in Brooklyn Center. A wardrobe essential for those colder spring and summer nights!
Woven baskets – $5.99 for the set @ Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store in Brooklyn Center. When I spotted these I didn’t know exactly what I was going to do with them, but I knew one thing – I couldn’t say no to buying them! (Baskets of this sort are sold at Pottery Barn and West Elm for upwards of $70)! Can you say SWEET SAVINGS?! I sure can! :)
Target decorative vase – $1.99 @ Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store in Brooklyn Center. Hey, you can never have enough cute shelf decor! :)
Beaded necklace - $1.69 @ Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store in Brooklyn Center. The perfect type of necklace to dress up a plain outfit and add a little pizazz!
Necklace – $5.99 @ Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store in Brooklyn Center. This particular piece is more than what I would usually spend on a jewelry item from the thrift store, but I couldn’t say no to that gorgeous turquoise and gold coral combo – a truly unique piece!
Mossimo wedge booties - $4.99 @ Goodwill in Blaine. Brand new taupe-colored wedges for five bucks, need I say more?
Other items purchased but not pictured:
Limited sweater (packed away until fall) – $3.49 @ Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store in Brooklyn Center
Gap jeans – $2.99 @ Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store in Brooklyn Center
Sheer navy-colored scarf – $2.99 @ Arc’s Value Village Thrift Store in Brooklyn Center
New bread baking tin – $1 @ local church rummage sale
Mossimo sunglasses – $4.99 @ Goodwill in Blaine
Have you scored any awesome items from the thrift store recently? Keep in mind that this is the prime time of the year to shop your local thrift stores while everyone is spring cleaning and clearing out their closets! :)
This weekend I was craving some thrifty thrills so I popped into one my favorite Goodwill stores. Here’s what I walked away with:
- J.crew cropped pants – $4.99. I wore the same ones here, but ripped a hole in the seam shortly after I bought them and being that I’m not much of a sewer, they unfortunately hit the trash. So needless to say, I was overjoyed to find almost the exact same pair and in great condition!
- Two vintage wool skirts – $2.99 each. Perfect for fall and winter.
- Tommy Hilfiger flannel – $3.99. I actually found this in the little boys section, but it was a larger size and fit me perfectly. And as I always say, you’re not a true Minnesotan if you don’t own a piece of flannel!
- Lastly, this metal twig fruit bowl - $3.99. I loved it’s nature-inspired look, and loved it even more when I found out that it’s originally $24.99 at Target!
So those were my fab finds this weekend! :) Have you scored any great deals lately?
Today I ventured over to the Woodbury area where I stopped into three consignment/thrift stores I had never been to. Here’s my take on each of them:
First off – Upscale Consignment Outlet. What was great about this particular little store was that nothing was priced over $10. The majority of items were marked $3, $5, or $10. A few things to know about the store – they take cash only and all the actual consigning takes place at their other non-outlet locations (Inver Grove Heights, St. Louis Park, and Woodbury). By the end of my perusing, I had snagged a United Colors of Benetton blazer for $2.50 and an Old Navy tank top for $3. *My review – I would say this store is a hit-or-miss but would visit again and recommend it to others. http://www.upscaleconsignmn.com/
Second stop – Clothes Mentor (a women’s resale store with 9 locations in MN). This was one of the better consignment shops I’ve been to when it comes to name brands, organization and overall selection. All items were arranged by size, color, and type. The only downside – because it is an upscale consignment shop, the prices were much higher than you would find at your average joe thrift store. Most tops ranged from $7 – $14 and pants $10 – $25. However, I have never seen a consignment shop with as many brand new and brand name items as this one. I came across several pieces of apparel that still had their tags attached (including Michael Kors, Banana Republic and Ann Taylor). I left with nothing but was satisfied with my overall experience. *My review – it was very chic, clean, and organized but because of the higher prices, I will only be back if I am in need of a specific item. http://www.clothesmentor.com/
Lastly – Woodbury Goodwill. While I have been to several Goodwill stores, I had never been to the Woodbury location. In the end of this trip – I was impressed. Although one thing I have never liked about Goodwill in general is how they organize all their clothing by color and style, but not by size, making your shopping trip a lot longer than it needs to be. Nonetheless, I walked away with a loot of good deals (it also didn’t hurt that they had a 50% green tag sale going on). Here’s what I got: a Gap wool blazer for $2.99, a pair of Gap flats for $4.99, a pair of Banana Republic genuine leather gloves for $3.49, a pair of Gap khakis for $1.99 and a Richard Chai (for Target) skirt for $2.99. *My review – based on all of my great finds, I will definitely be visiting that location again. There is something for everyone there and I would recommend it to anyone looking for an awesome find! http://www.goodwilleasterseals.org/site/PageServer
To see some of the featured items I bought, check out the “Recent Finds” page! :)