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Old 02-03-2019, 11:50 PM #21
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I do like thrift stores. It's generally what I can afford and I always feel good finding a good score. Also thrifts stores around here honestly have really good styles and unique things. I go home, wash it, I'm good to go.
I love picking out unique items. I get complemented and asked all the time where I bought what I'm wearing. When I answer them, they always seem to be slightly discouraged when they realize they can't drive somewhere and buy another one right off the rack.
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I had to cut out thrift shopping unfortunately. I was spending an awful lot of money at Savers. It was getting to be a problem. I was going almost daily and spending $10-$50 each time. Then my financial situation changed this year and something had to go. Now I have money mainly for groceries and prescriptions, but I still have money to occasionally go out to eat and get fast food. Which is what I also liked doing besides thrift store shopping.

But today at Kohlís I was able to buy 2 shirts together on clearance and with coupons for $5. So Iím still getting some bargains.
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I love going to thrift stores also. I agree that it is the treasure hunt and retail therapy all rolled into one. A lot of people will go to a bar after work if it's been a tough day. I'll go to a thrift store. Nice dopamine buzz and I don't need a designated driver. My best score was a vintage knit Feragamo skirt for $2.95. I go the ARC stores mostly. Tuesdays are senior half price days so there is some benefit to being over 55. If I start accumulating too much stuff, I just donate it back.
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Boy am I glad that thrifting is in style! I have three kids and started thrifting because we were poor. Now I buy near everything from Goodwill. Why contribute to waste buying new when I can enjoy someone's purchase and help a charity? My two ultimate scores:
Brand new with tags Wilson leather jacket .99$ at the salvation army.
Jcrew leather cow' hide suede midlength coat for 10$ I looked up the retail price and it was 199$. All it needed was a button.
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I used to donate and buy from our small town thrift store until I saw a friend of mine wearing one of my old sweater vests. I didn't say anything but it was a little weird. Another time I was at my kids' school talking to two teachers. Teacher #1 commented on my U of Wisconsin sweatshirt and asked if I went to school there because she had too. I said no, I got it at the thrift store. Teacher #1 turned to teacher #2 and said "is that the sweatshirt I gave you?". Teacher #2 turned bright red and was horribly embarrassed. Now I shop at the big stores down in town.
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I used to donate and buy from our small town thrift store until I saw a friend of mine wearing one of my old sweater vests. I didn't say anything but it was a little weird. Another time I was at my kids' school talking to two teachers. Teacher #1 commented on my U of Wisconsin sweatshirt and asked if I went to school there because she had too. I said no, I got it at the thrift store. Teacher #1 turned to teacher #2 and said "is that the sweatshirt I gave you?". Teacher #2 turned bright red and was horribly embarrassed. Now I shop at the big stores down in town.
That's hilarious! I'd wear that sweatshirt every time I'd perchance upon one of them
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I love thrift shopping too. There is a really cool thrift store near me . It's divided into several stores on both sides of the street. Clothing, handbags, hats, scarves, tops, sweaterfs, skirts, pants, male and female cloothes, nickknacks, costume jewelry, kitchen , home gadgets and much more. I'br bought several groovy LL Bean sweaters there. There's a thrift that when you shop you support AIDS research and people with the disease Quality products at good prices too.
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I started thrift shopping again but Iím taking it easy this time.

Today I found a pair of black ugg boots. They were $5.50 but I had a coupon so I payed $3.50 for them. I have no idea if they are real or not, But they are in really good condition.
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There's special markings on the tags to denote authenticity but not wholly noticeable from any amount of distance.
Good deal, regardless on updating pieces of your wardrobe.
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I get excited when I find needlepoint canvases because they are very expensive when new. I have more than I'll ever finish in a lifetime, but they don't take up much room.
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