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spixiet
12-22-2010, 07:39 PM
Heeeheee - I went on my first run to the thrift store today (well, first run for clothing anyway), and I found a cute black boatneck sweater that felt super soft for 99 cents (along with a nice red top and black slacks). Didn't recognize the brand. Got home, noticed the tiny label said 100% cashmere on the back, checked the brand online - It was James Perse Los Angeles, and their sweaters retail for $175-$350! They do the weird 0-4 sizes, instead of small through xl, so I'm guessing everyone just walked past it, but I had brought my measuring tape due to suggestions found on these boards - thanks 3FCs :D


Nola Celeste
12-22-2010, 08:19 PM
Ohhh, I love cashmere! SO jealous that you got such a find--congratulations. :D

bargoo
12-22-2010, 08:24 PM
Sounds like you have a great outfit, even tho I am at goal I can't resist going into the thrift store once in awhile, I have made some great buys there.


maryblu
12-22-2010, 08:28 PM
Yay! I *love it! Nothing better. The only thing better than finding a great piece of clothing is finding it at Goodwill for 3 bucks..and you beat that by a lot. Good job!

shcirerf
12-22-2010, 10:35 PM
:carrot: Gotta love the thrift stores! I scored a St. Johns Bay super cool leather coat for $10 a few weeks ago.

Shopaholic1204
12-23-2010, 02:12 AM
Omg, great score!!!!

shcirerf
12-23-2010, 09:03 AM
Yeah, I went in to get the dogs some new stuffed animal toys and walked out with a coat! i got the toys too.:D

krampus
12-24-2010, 12:36 AM
WIN!!! That's fantastic. I bought an Oscar de la Renta blazer from the Salvation Army for $5 once.

meencanta22
01-01-2011, 08:23 PM
wow wish i was that lucky. i mainly go to goodwill for the books though.

Faux
01-02-2011, 12:39 AM
lucky! i love thrifting!

cheryl126
01-02-2011, 09:33 AM
I love thrift stores! They have been invaluable in helping me beef up my wardrobe without breaking the bank while I've been losing weight.

A few weeks ago I found a really awesome long wool coat for $14, but more recently I really hit the jackpot when I stumbled into a Goodwill near an expensive private school here...everything was from J. Crew, Banana Republic, and other similar name brands! It was crazy! I got a couple of cashmere sweaters for $3.99 each. I can't wait to go back:)

saef
01-02-2011, 10:15 AM
eBay is my thrift shop.

(But one of my resolutions for the New Year is to severely curtail my shopping.)

jackiedavis87
01-02-2011, 11:12 AM
i'm with yal i am such a thrift store shopper lol i got this really cute puffy white jacket that i get complemented on all the time and when peple ask me where i got it i tell them the goodwill cause its true lol you can find such cute stuff for a fraction of the price anywhere else!

audri8301
01-02-2011, 11:27 AM
I really need to find out where the good thrift stores are around here. You guys are getting some amazing deals!

emaline29
01-02-2011, 01:08 PM
I love the thrift stores too ( Known as charity shops in the UK)
Not been very good at getting clothes as sizewise they don't seem to have much that suits me but have gotten quite a few things like my collection of little ornamental ducks and geese, plus soft toys that I love, especially those with a squidgy tummy!

cherrypie
01-02-2011, 01:10 PM
a lot of thrift stores just put out the local stuff they collect so it's worth it to drive to richer areas.

suenos096
01-09-2011, 10:56 AM
I cannot WAIT to go on my thrift store shopping spree!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the things that you can find there. I will never buy jeans from a regular store again unless they're those special edition jeans like Express used to have every Christmas season. I just can't see spending over $3 for jeans anymore!

There's such a variety and I'm a very "retro" dresser (I've been told, I guess I just like the style) so it's easy to find things I like a lot there.

However, there will be other stores on my tour. But not for jeans!

I hope I come across a extremely good find like yours!

Ciao
01-09-2011, 11:00 AM
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5286/5270505190_3f6c4a0d5a.jpg

Wow, that's really amazing. :D

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5161/5269916959_e986e6e58e.jpg

Jesse Taylor
01-09-2011, 11:17 AM
The best is finding things in your size with the tags still on. I love that feeling. I've bought clothes I probably wouldn't even wear just because the tag was still on.

I bought my Christmas shirt from Goodwill this year. It was cheaper than paying my friend to mail last years down from her house and it looked super cute. I'm lucky. There's a Goodwill within walking distance from my house. Or is that unlucky since they always have great stuff.

a lot of thrift stores just put out the local stuff they collect so it's worth it to drive to richer areas.

That's definitely Goodwill's policy. I have gone to 5 or 6 different ones and found better stuff near Lake Norman than Statesville. The one thing that surprises me is that the Lake Norman store is priced higher too for household goods. I now only go there for clothes.

NYGiantsGirl
01-09-2011, 11:44 AM
Nice score!!!! I love James Perse cashmere

I really enjoying taking day trips to Baltimore to go thrifting, but I never find cashmere :)