(Closed) Thrift Store Success?

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Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The best thing I found was a Dooney & Bourke tote for only $50!

Post # 4
1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I only wear vintage and I don’t like to spend a lot of money, so I buy 90% of my clothes from thrift stores.  This striped one is definitely the best find I’ve had.  It’s my favorite dress ever and it was $5.  It’s starting to get threadbare and I’m bummed.

My dress and purse:

Both the dresses my sister and I wore for Christmas (that green suede one is AWESOME.  I would kill for it to fit me.  $4!)

For the wedding, I mangaged to find 23 of these all over town:

Post # 5
304 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You girls are awesome! I can never find the patience to look through all that stuff. I usually hit Ross or TJ Maxx, today I found the perfect basket to hold my programs for $3 and I found a dress for Easter Sunday for only $15.  πŸ™‚

Post # 7
2767 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My husband and I just went thrift store shopping tonight.  I bought a polaroid camera.  I also bought a bunch of brand new fabric.  I bought some cassettes for 50cents.  (I don’t normally listen to cassettes but my car has a cassette player and these are so cheap!)


Post # 8
7779 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Oh man. I am a thrift store shopper. My best find was my wedding earrings. Vintage 1950’s Weiss earrings for $5! Not a great picture, but here they are.

Post # 9
62 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

I got my veil, with tags still on, for $2.50! I’m not even sure if I want a veil… but at that price, I figured I’d decide later!

Post # 10
178 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve found some good deals at Ross.  Found vases, box for cards, and best of all a suitcase for the honeymoon!  Ross has the best prices for suitcases πŸ™‚

Post # 12
1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Those earrings are gorgeous!

Post # 13
10851 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve been scouring my local shops for old silver teapots for my centrepieces. They’re usually $5-$10 each. I have 9 so far (halfway there!). I have a circuit of Goodwill, Value Village and Talize. I think VV is onto me though, I’ve noticed the price of their old silver creeping up, they must realize someone is coming and snatching it all up!

Post # 14
202 posts
Helper bee

Goodwill all the way!  Laughing  My Mother-In-Law and SIL and I LOVE thrift stores and garage sales!!

Post # 16
429 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2008

Aw yeah, thrift stores. πŸ™‚

I was a cashier at a thrift store in high school, and if anyone is in the Minneapolis area, check them out — Arc’s Value Village, in Brooklyn Center, New Hope, and Richfield. I loved working there, and they are very classy, well-organized, and clean for a thrift store! This is not super cool, I suppose, but I once found brand new hardbacks of the first 5 books of Harry Potter for $2.29 a piece… hmm… and an Ann Taylor silk shift that was really lovely but the exact same color as my skin. My mom bought most of my baby’s clothes there, and when I was still in high school I bought some Winnie-the-Pooh nursery stuff (wall hanging, bed set) for my hypothetical baby that I was going to have with my hypothetical husband. πŸ™‚ My mom laughed at me, but gosh darn it, it was so adorable and I got the comforter for fourteen bucks!

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