Several times a year it is beneficial to give a little cleanse to your wardrobe. I’m usually pretty good about it by giving clothes to Goodwill and participating in SwapMaine. But lately I’ve been feeling like it’s time to really purge and completely get rid of excess. And while giving is good, why not try to get some extra cash for it? I figure I’ll start with a consignment shop and then offer the leftover clothes to friends, then Goodwill.
First stop for me and my seven bags, Find!
WARNING! This is going to be one doozy of a post full of images and fab prices.
A recent visit to
Macy’s and JCPenney Goodwill left me skipping out with an entire outfit full of Calvin Klein, Bandolino and more! All for $22! Don’t believe it? Read on for the details!
CALVIN KLEIN SWEATER DRESS
I wasn’t looking for a dress, but when I spied the fabulous navy color in the middle of the $4.99 dress rack, I had to inspect. I pulled it away from the rest and noticed the price tag said $7.99. This was an immediate red flag that the dress was probably name brand.
I was right! Calvin Klein all the way! And this dress is in perfect shape. No pilling, no discoloration, nothing! I was shocked at the price as this past summer I spent about $90 on a heavy cotton Calvin Klein business dress at Macy’s. $7.99 is much better!
BANDOLINO LOAFER HEELS
This gems were hidden in the back of the shoe rack. I had been looking for loafer heels but hadn’t found a suitable pair. $4.99 and in decent shape? My search is over!
WORTHINGTON SUEDE JACKET
I don’t do a lot of shopping at JCPenney, but when I saw the Worthington label, I knew where this jacket came from. I had been looking around for a boxy cut jacket made out of leather/pleather/suede, but never wanted to spend a lot of money on one. No worries! This was $7.99! Perfect!
COLORFUL GEOMETRIC SCARF
I wasn’t looking for a scarf since I own millions of them, but this one totally matched my new outfit. Plus, I just couldn’t resist buying a matching accessory for my outfit! And it was $1.00!
Don’t these pieces all look amazing together? I can’t believe I found an entire outfit that matches so well and can also be worn in so many ways with clothes I already own. And in one trip!
Have you ever found an entire outfit that included costly name brands at a thrift shop? Did you pay under $25?
Another guest post of mine was recently featured on Goodwill of Northern New England’s blog. This article’s theme was based on finding a Halloween costume at Goodwill and I definitely found nearly everything I needed in one trip to one Goodwill store! Check it out!
I just love finding little trinkets at thrift shops. I always wonder what their past lives where like––where they lived, what type of people owned them, and how far they have traveled. I found these little glass magnets at a thrift shop named Frugal Suzy’s in Camden, Maine during a recent wedding weekend.
I loved the vintage floral patterns and one even has a little bird which is super cute. I know this isn’t the best picture, but I am working on getting my camera fixed, so it will have to do for now! My fridge is pretty bare so I thought these might dress it up a bit. I think they were a dollar each, so it was pretty inexpensive update.
Thrift shops aren’t only good for clothes, they are perfect for interior decorating. I love finding different pieces that I know nobody else will have. And I LOVE picking through rooms of stuff and seeing what I can pull out. I would be a fabulous addition to American Pickers…
What do you like to look for at thrift shops? Do you always have something special in mind?