Thrift stores ‘r’ us. Or me, anyway.

The songs says it all:

But sh@t, it was ninety-nine cents! (Bag it)/
Coppin’ it, washin’ it, ’bout to go and get some compliments…
Savin’ my money and I’m hella happy that’s a bargain…

In spite of all my anti-consumerism rants, I’m occasionally a shopaholic. A thrifty shopaholic. If I had to guess, I’d say 70% of my clothes, shoes, and household items are from a thrift store/garage sale/estate sale/friend. I guess that makes me a pretty big second-hand advocate.

Better quality, used, lower cost, possibly supporting a good industry vs. crappier quality, straight out of a sweatshop, higher cost, probably exploiting someone. The choice seems obvious.

Here are a few of my latest finds at Goodwill:

A leather purse
Fossil genuine leather satchel.
a bowl, a scarf, and a pair of clogs
A ceramic bowl, some fun key covers shaped like monkeys (“monKEYS,” get it?), a pair of a Lands’ End clogs, and a playful scarf.
Assorted household items
Assorted household items.
A hooded sweater
Wool hoodie. So soft!
A tote bag
Liz Claibourne tote.
1 bag and 3 sweaters hanging
Cute tote, wool hoodie, J-Crew cardigan, and Gap wool sweater.

 

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3 thoughts on “Thrift stores ‘r’ us. Or me, anyway.

      1. Yeah perhaps the only second hand items would be hand me downs from family or friends. Guess everyone just feels if you’re going to spend money on anything then it should be new. Hahaa tradition and mentality I guess 🙂

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