Lately I’ve been thrifting about every two weeks as I not only enjoy it but also am putting more care into buying for sourcing so that everything I buy is especially curated.
We all have our routines when thrifting and I’ll put everything I’m interested in into my basket and then do an edit of the end so that I’m not overly advantageous with my spending.
Here’s what I spotted on my second thrift haul of the month. I went on a Friday afternoon and the store was a bit noisy and packed, which I didn’t particularly enjoy. I need my space, quiet time and freedom when I shop and I’m pretty sure there was a lady who was interested in something in my basket because we kept crossing paths in all sections of the store.
My heart skipped a beat when I saw these Doc Marten pointy toe boots but one of them was missing the tongue. I thought it was a lost cause but in talking with my shoe maker friend, it is completely fixable! Darn! So keep this in mind that if something needs repairs; first ask for a discount, then take it in for repair and ensure it is fixable. If it’s not or even too costly for your consideration, you can then return the item to the store.
I definitely considered this ‘blouse’, as office wear is one I don’t purchase often – I find much of it too confining. However, I didn’t love it enough for $25 which is a very high price in the thrift world.
I scooped this interesting owl mug up instantly, I knew it looked very Anthropologie and a quick Internet search proved right. Best part about this, it was 99 cents! Insert Macklemore, Thrift Shop song here.
Hand knotted authentic Yörük Kilim runner rug, nice condition $15. Rugs from far away lands are my deepest love affair, though they are never seen at the thrift stores (I hear that Florida is the place for finding these frequently on the cheap from all the estate sales). This is a nice sized runner that has great resale value around $100 to even $300 but I will be cleaning it and keeping it for awhile.
This one is a bit hard to photograph in store but it’s one of those long sweaters with the high slits. As soon as I put it on, I instantly understood why they are so popular – very fashion forward and cozy. This sweater is currently drying on my drying rack and I know will be apart of my regular weekend outfits this winter.
All rugs must be cat approved, this one passed the test. I hope to do a few more thrift hauls during the holiday break and although I usually stick to one store, I’d love to venture out to explore more. One must keep an open mind when thrifting as well as the locations they visit, there are always treasures to be found.