It’s been a few months since my last Value Village thrift date as I usually stay away during the Halloween season. Many of my fellow thrifters have the same sentiments about Halloween season – it brings in too many non thrifters, kinda like how locals tend to be frustrated with tourists in popular locations of the world. While it was great to be back, the store has already switched over to its Christmas season and I was reminded that I don’t particularly like this season at Value Village either. Like Halloween, the store brings in a lot of brand new/non thrifted items but also has a large Christmas themed area of thrifted items donated through the year. There is then limited room in the store and items such as purses, scarves, hats and more brand new Christmas decor items hang above or on a ledge over the regular clothing racks. The items above get caught in the racks and ruined or in the way of your searching and trust me, serious thrifters need clear space to get the job done. Overall, its a little too much and I will wait until the new year for everything to go back to happy thrifting land!
Now lets get to what I spotted on this month’s excursion:
I’ve seen these retro kitchen container box sets on a few occasions. When I find the perfect one, it will be mine. This one for $8 was in quite nice condition and these retail for more than quadruple the price at retro boutiques.
Buffalo coat $30. A little too high of a price for this coat because of its condition and comparable coats are priced much lower. Always ask for a lower price if you disagree with the tagged price. I have gotten a picture priced at $25 for $5 when I brought it up to the Manager.
And now for what I purchased:
Ivy & Blu lace dress, $8. I never buy dry clean only items but decided to let that rule slide for this dress. I originally thought it was from Anthropologie but a quick internet search lead me to Nordstrom. The price was really great compared to some of their other dress prices and since I live in dresses during the summer, I know that I will make good use of this dress.
I used my full stamp card from bringing in six bags of donated items for 30% off these purchases. My total came to $50 (i also purchased a Christmas gift) and with the discount, the final price ended up being $35 for six items! A great night spent!
Until the next thrift!