I’m back from spending the last 3 1/2 weeks in Ohio helping my sister take care of my dad after his hip replacement surgery. BTW, he is doing great!
Of course, my dear sweet sister indulged me and took me thrifting on several occasions. We even took along some friends and I did a mini thriftover too!
Let’s get started:
First up, the local Goodwill in Warren, OH.
This is my sister in her ‘before’. Her jersey is from Sam’s Club, her favorite place to shop for clothes. ( I must admit, while I was visiting her I ended up buying two pairs of June & Daisy leggings, a HUE brand company, at Sam’s Club and I LOVE them! )
She found a couple of really cute jackets and some high-end brand shoes.
Here is her favorite find from there:
I adore this jacket! It sells at Lord & Taylor and my sister got it for a mere $4.00!
I only had so much room in my suitcase, so I had to control myself. I spent most of my time thrifting for my friends.
On a thrifting trip to Akron we thought we were going to a thrifting superstore. It ended up being a Salvation Army. Long story…
This is the first time I have ever went thrifting where I felt dirty after trying on the clothes. :-(
I did however find this Ralph Lauren wrinkly mess, cat hair covered sweater that I liked.
The asking price was $12.99, but I wasn’t willing to pay more than $10.00 (inc.tax). I negotiated with the cashier and walked out paying $8.99 +tax = $9.57! Score one for me!
On the way to Akron I had spotted a Goodwill in Stark ( off Route 62 ) so we stopped there on the way home. They had a ton of great stuff and I will definitely go back there next time I’m in Ohio.
Here was my score:
Left: Ellen Tracy (NWT) $6.00 Right: Express Design Studio $5.00
THEN, the day I was waiting for came…
a trip to Willowick OH to shop the 50% off sale at Unique Thrift!
Why was I so excited to shop there? Well, they are owned by one of my favorite thrift stores…Savers! I had high hopes and I wasn’t disappointed. Their prices were amazing, even without a sale. The only two negatives about the place… no bathrooms and no dressing rooms. However, we came prepared and tried on clothes (just tops) in front of the mirror.
We were there for three hours, so of course I made some new friends…
Shout out to the super friendly staff!
Then, this handsome guy ( who I think should be a model ) wanted to check himself out in the mirror…
but instead, I checked him out! ;-) He was super sweet and let me take his photo. Thanks B!
My BFF Roberta, who I thrifted over in June was with us…
She ended up getting 9 tops, 3 pants ( one was a pair of Talbot’s dress pants with the $88.00 price tag still on it that she got for $4.00 maybe? ) and a pair of Puma tennis shoes for a total cost of under $45.00!
Also, along for the ride, was my sister Annette’s friend Tammy who is turning 50 this year and wanted a new look.
Here is her ‘before’
The girl is beautiful but wears her clothes too big!
I don’t have an ‘after’ but I do have a during…
See the difference when you wear clothes that fit?! I know that she saw it too by the end of the three hours. Total strangers were coming up to her and commenting on how cute she looked. That’s what happens when you try on clothes in the middle of a store… lol
She ended up with 2 coats, 1 blazer, 2 cardigans, 19 tops, 1 pair of jeans, 4 dress pants, 1 sweater dress, 5 pairs of shoes and 4 brand new pairs of tights for…drumroll please…$135.00! That’s a whole new wardrobe!
I managed to find a few things too…
Left to right: Like new, Vera Bradley tote bag $25.00, The Limited sweater $2.50 and from another Goodwill on our way home…Gap t-shirt $1.50. ( 20% off sale )
Because of my limited suitcase space, I passed on…
A vintage Coach handbag $25.00
and this Ralph Lauren like new handbag $12.50.
On a side note, I couldn’t go back home without stopping at Grove City Premium Outlets. I managed to control myself at White House Black Market… shocking…but I did drop some money at the Bass store and The Makeup Company.
Aren’t those the cutest sweaters ever? I can’t wait to style them.
I had one more stop to make before I left…Nordstrom Rack. That store is my downfall.
I bought four pairs of shoes that fit perfectly in…
my ‘new’ tote bag for the plane ride back home. :-)
Any favorites among what I’ve shown you?