I am so excited about today's topic: Thrift Store Shopping!
Last week when I was in Michigan I realized it has been one of the hardest hit areas of our country by the recession. I decided that when speaking to the groups of women there I was going to show them how you can be well dressed yet do it in a very inexpensive way. And so I did. And boy was it a hit! The thing about thrift store shopping is making sure you look for the colors of clothing that flatter you...it's so much easier when you target it that way because then you don't have to look at everything. When I showed the audience Patti's new clothes on her they oohed and ahhed because she looked so good and the colors flattered her so!
The day before one of the events, Patti and I, along with my friend Sandy and her sister, Carol, hit the thrift stores!
I wanted to see for myself just how many deals one could find there.
And oh did we find some deals.
Let me tell you about some.
In Grand Rapids, there is a store called New 2 You Shoppe. It is a thrift store that supports the local Christian schools by providing scholarships to the kids.
Here is where we found the following:
For Patti: White long sleeve blouse with cuffs, Banana Republic: $6
Hot pink Ralph Lauren Sport sweater with zipper and hood: Had original price tags on it, $88. We paid, $8.50
Ralph Lauren tweed blazer: $8.50
Becky found (We suggested she go the next day!): J Crew ivory sweater: $5
Awesome shirt dress she's gonna wear over her skinny jeans and brown slouchy boots, adding a brown belt with it: Dress: $4
Ann Taylor cashmere cardigan sweater in soft green, including matching shell: $12
Me: Claiborne Men's dress shirt in fabulous color gray for my hubs: $4
So here's what we're going to do today, I think it's gonna be fun! Tell me about a fabulous find that you have gotten at a Thrift store, Consignment store or a Goodwill. And then, I'm going to compile a list of the best thrift stores around the country and list them on my website so no matter where you live, you'll know where to shop for the best deals.
Tell me, tell me, tell me!
Just think how many women will be so grateful to know where to go but not have to spend a fortune? Tell us what the name of the store is, and the city it's in. Tell us what you've found there and we'll list it!
Let's try to get a store in every single state...ohhh, I can't wait!
And if you are from another part of the world, tell us about your finds, too..and we'll list them cause we don't want to leave anyone out! You never know when we'll be headed your way!!!! Romania, here I come!!! hehe!! You never know!
I'm excited. Let's get that list going!
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Beautiful Blessings to you!
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