Recent Thrifting Finds

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?

♥ Irina


  1. April 20, 2017 / 1:33 pm

    I don’t really have the necessary patience for thrift shopping (ok, fine, I don’t have patience for shopping general. Haha. So I DEFINITELY don’t have patience for thrift shopping!), but I almost always hit up a Goodwill or Salvation Army before a fall race to get throwaways. Last year I went to the Goodwill in the West Loop and I was SHOCKED by the selection there! I actually had a hard time finding anything that seemed throwaway appropriate – I was much more interested in buying clothes to keep than buying clothes to throw away, based on their selection! Haha. I’ve only been there once, so maybe it was a fluke the time I was there, but I’d definitely recommend checking it out if that wasn’t the one you went to do find your vests and books!

  2. April 20, 2017 / 11:03 pm

    My sister was a big thrifter in high school/early college years! She still thrifts but mostly for books!