I truly started “thrifting” in NYC where there were tons of thrift and consignment stores, especially high-end ones where I could score some stunning designer clothing. My best purchase remains to be a brand new Burberry dress, although the price tag was still pretty steep on it. My mom and I also picked up two stunning silk dresses on my final day in NYC before moving.
But thrifting was never just about clothing for me. I’m a huge book nerd and am obsessed with reading. Always have been and always will be! I don’t blink an eye spending money on books and love seeing my collection grow. But this habit gets pricey, which is why I love stopping into Goodwill every month or so to scope out and snag books.
Nothing beats practically new books at $0.99 for paperback and $1.99 for hardcover! I thought I cleaned out the shelves recently, but I managed to find these three books on my latest trip:
Be still my book-loving heart.
Now let’s get back to clothes. The only time I purchased clothing from Goodwill was when I bought a pair of sweatpants I intended to use as throwaway clothing for the NYC Marathon. And then I ended up keeping them because I liked them too much… But this time I decided to explore the women’s section and found two gorgeous vests in perfect condition! I’m a sucker for vests and couldn’t resist.
This faux leather French Connection vest was only $9.99 – a true bargain! It’s going to look great over dresses and t-shirts this summer.
I fell in love with this Eddie Bauer vest almost immediately and didn’t hesitate spending $5.99 on it. It’s in perfect condition (looks to be never worn) and is 100% wool. Love love love
My next mission is to scope out the thrift/consignment stores in the city (the one I went to was in the suburbs). There was actually a Second Time Around right near my current apartment, which is the store where I bought my fancy dresses in NYC, but apparently it just closed 🙁
Who else enjoys thrift shopping? What’s the best thing you’ve scored?