A glimpse into my possible thrift store addiction...

9:45 PM

Thrift stores. We all know what they are. Some people love them. Others wonder why on earth you would ever want to shop used clothes.

 I love thrift stores. OK, I may be slightly addicted to thrift store shopping!

It is like a treasure hunt to see what you can get for the cheapest price.

I will just give you an example.



So I have been thrift store shopping for many years. Because of that in our area I know what stores I can find the best deals at and what ones really are not that great of a deal (especially considering sometimes you can get something new on clearance for cheaper then they are asking at the thrift store).

For our local Salvation Army stores every Wednesday is family day. This means that every tag except one is half off the ticket price.

I am currently 38 weeks pregnant and am down to once a week doctors visits. Since there is a Salvation Army one minute away from the doctors office I have made it a point to try to schedule my appointments on Wednesdays as much as possible so I can take advantage of the half off day.


Today I went wanting to get some stuff for Jason but then I ended up getting some amazing stuff for me! Things I can wear now as well as after baby girl makes her appearance. OK, so I got a lot of cardigans! ;)

I am digressing though.

Here is one of the reasons I would still thrift store shop even if I became a billionaire:


This is a New York and Company shirt that still had the tags on-completely brand new. The original price on the tag was $49.95. Salvation army had marked it down to $6.99-which is nothing to sneeze at when it comes to a good deal.

The greatest part came when the cashier was ringing it into the cash register as I was checking out-$6.99 minus 50% all the sudden became $3.50.

$3.50 for a $49.95 shirt. This is adorable.

See why I adore thrift shopping so much?

That was not my only deal from today however!

I love Ann Taylor Loft. Like seriously if I could ever go on a shopping spree unlimited it would be in that store. It is classic yet elegant fashion and I love it!

So when I found these I was so excited:


Not one, not two, not three, not four but FIVE cardigans from Ann Taylor Loft. These average between $40-$50 per sweater on their website.  Today however, that is not the price I paid!

One of the sweaters had the tags on it and was brand new! That was the most expensive one at $1.50 after the 50% discount! The other four were a mere $0.99 cents a piece!

So I got five sweaters for a grand total of $5.50! WHAT!?!?

Talk about a blessing from the Lord!


So this was what I got today. It included brands like Ann Taylor Loft, New York and Company, Arizona Jean Company, Motherhood Maternity and Christopher and Banks as well as many others. 

I got 13 cardigans/shirts, 1 sweater for Jason, 1 scarf and 1 pair of maternity skinny jeans. Are you ready? The grand total was:

$22.30.

For name brand clothes. Some with the tags on them!

To say that I feel extremely blessed and excited to have some new clothes for after the baby comes and beyond is an understatement!

So what about you? Do you love to thrift store shop? What was your neatest treasure you ever found? I would love to hear about it!

Would you be interested in some more posts on the ins and outs of thrift store shopping and how we incorporate it into our lives?













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  1. I love thrift shopping as you call it!!!! We call it secondhand shopping down here ;) As soon as I got pregnant the first time I started shopping second hand, and then once I knew what gender the buv was, I went crazy!!! She would have been less than a year old, and I was putting away stuff for her right up to her teens. I just say, if I see something that us good, and a reasonable price, why wait to see if it will be available when it will fit? Mist likely it wouldn't be, but that us OK, coz I am all stocked up :)
    I don't see it as being cheap, but rather taking advantage of good prices, and being a good steward of our money. I am not going to be too proud to buy someone else's unwanted clothing, because I am just happy to use it. And every time I find something with the tags from the original store, I get even more excited :) :) :)
    Love,
    Betsy

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    1. Totally agree!!!! :) Especially when you have little ones it is amazing what you can find for next to nothing!! With the boys I will get it used and it will last through both of them then it is pretty much worn out lol ;) I have been excited to see with girls though seriously the clothes are barely worn so hopefully they will last even longer! :)

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  2. Wow, you scored on some great quality brands! I never find good stuff like that at our thrift shops, although I have scored on some interesting furniture and furnishings. I won't buy socks or underwear secondhand (and usually not shoes, either), but I'll buy anything else I find that is in good shape. My boys are older (teens) so I don't buy them anything secondhand except maybe a shirt here and there because jeans are too hard to find in that size range.

    I'd love to see some more of your thrifting hauls!

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    1. Thanks Karen :) I love furniture you can find too it is amazing what people get rid of!!! Boys are hard to buy for!! Even at two and three I am finding it us getting harder BC they are so hard on clothes so I can imagine there are not a lot of teenage stuff!! I will def have to share some more thrifting hauls :) have a blessed day!!! :)

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    2. Thanks Karen :) I love furniture you can find too it is amazing what people get rid of!!! Boys are hard to buy for!! Even at two and three I am finding it us getting harder BC they are so hard on clothes so I can imagine there are not a lot of teenage stuff!! I will def have to share some more thrifting hauls :) have a blessed day!!! :)

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  3. Katy, these are amazing deals!! I too love thrift store shopping! I've started blogging again and thought I would visit around to see who else is still writing these days! I've enjoyed your blog in the past so thought I would come and say hi and hope you're doing well. Not sure if you remember me but I was blogging at "Thirsty Soul" - changed the name and address though if you want to pop over and say hi :)

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