EBay Tips From My First Year

I’ve always been into reselling in various forms from consignment store to shop closet events and online forums such as Kijiji and the now obsolete Trend Trunk. But I always stayed away from eBay as it seemed very complex and scared me. It wasn’t until some of the accounts I follow on Instagram shared more of their sales and tips, that I realized it was a very supportive community of resellers and I decided to give eBay a try. Once I did, I was questioning myself as to why I…

Favourite Preloved Finds 2016

Another successful year of thrifting is in the books and I’m reflecting on the finds of 2016 and anticipating where this next year will take me. I’m still feeling the magic of the new year or perhaps it’s just my year of the Rooster energy brewing! I have no particular number or order of my favourites, just the ones that are memorable and stand out to me. It is too hard to narrow it down to a top five or ten – you can’t do that to an avid thrifter!…

Vespucci Consignment – November 2015

I grew up shopping at consignment boutiques with my mom. As an adult, I continued shopping and taking clothing to consignment stores long before I started thrifting. I decided to do a trip to Vespucci because it’s one of Edmonton’s longest standing consignment stores and because the area where Vespucci is located is right beside Groat Bridge reconstruction and many shop owners have been saying that the bridge construction has hurt their businesses. When I was there it was a Monday afternoon and the store had many shoppers in it,…

Clean Thrift

I’ve wanted to write this post on how I clean my thrift store finds for quite some time. Many people don’t thrift because they don’t like other people’s used stuff, think it’s dirty or smells, believe there is something wrong with the item etc. These are all some of the reasons why I started this blog to inspire others on the wonderful world of thrifting because all of those reasons are myths. When buying new we often don’t think that the item has never been properly washed and how many…