I popped into Savers (a thrift store near me) to look for some parts for our Halloween costumes today. (Our costumes are going to be uh-may-zing, by the way.) While there I did some additional perusing, of course. Just to remind you how non-sucky (pardon my french) thrifting can be, here are some of my finds from today. The best part is that I brought in a bag of unwanted toys and clothes to donate, so I got a 20% off coupon to use for my entire purchase. Woo hoo!
WAIT! Before I show you the goods, first take a pit-stop to check out my thrift store shopping tips and tricks. Ok now check out these amazing steals. I've been trying to stock up mostly for baby girl (that will be coming in 5 weeks or less! yay!) since my only other girl (Priya) was a summer baby. I definitely scored! All the items were in great condition. Check them out:
(oh, and as always, sorry for the bad pics – taken with my phone as an afterthought. Oops!)
This adorable sailor dress: $3.99
…which just so happens to match my favorite dress of Priya's (as shown HERE), by the way!
This adorable Spring dress: $1.99
This Baby Gap suede baby pouch: $6.99
This will be a life saver since I will be having a baby in the dead of a Utah winter. *Note to self: no more winter babies. It's just not very fun.
This cute Christmas dress:
$4.99 only $2.49
This adorable dress that will be the right size come Spring: $4.99
This bright pink baby snow suit: $4.99
This adorable Ikat crib sheet: $1.50
I also nabbed a few items for Beck:
This suit coat and vest: $3.99
This looked like it had seriously never been worn before, BTW.
This Paul Frank sweatshirt: $2.99
These Carters khakis for Hutch: $3.99
Again, don't forget how great yardsaling is! When in Arizona this past week I stopped by a quick yard sale and picked up a whole pile of princess dresses and jambes for $10 total. Here are a few of my fav's:
Do you have thrifting envy yet??
See, thrifting doesn't stink! Literally. I take the items home, pop them in the washer first thing, do a quick wash cycle, and they come out looking good as new.
Cheapskate tip: I always 100% of the time ignore the label if it says dry clean only. Why would I pay more to wash the clothes than I paid to BUY the clothes? I put it on gentle or hand-wash cycle, turn the water on cold, line-dry, and I've never ruined anything. EVER. (Pssst…same goes with my own clothes).
A word of caution:
Remember that just because something is used doesn't necessarily make it a good deal. You will just need to learn your prices by being a very conscious shopper, and don't get sticker-blind. Weigh the price with the value to decide if it's truly a good deal. And for heaven's sake, please start yardsaling! (See how to become a yardsale ninja for the top-secret sauce). It s a fabulous way to find amazing deals that are even cheaper than thrift stores much of the time.
Hope that inspired you. Happy Shopping!