Thrift Haul – October 2017

Ahh October, I’m glad the month is over thrift-wise as it’s my least favourite time for the thrift shops being so packed with non-thrifters looking for their Halloween costumes. I have been frequenting other locations for thrifting rather than my usual location so it’s been nice to branch out from the regular. If you are in Edmonton, my new favorite location is the Value Village near NAIT. I thought this one would not be good but perhaps we should never judge a book by it’s cover, the shoe section has…

Thrift Haul – August 2017

It was a great month for thrifting and making some great thrift connections either online or in person! Value Village featured the feature image of mine of the white hobnail vase and flowers on National Thrift Shop Day, I won a $25 gift certificate and gained many new followers – welcome, glad we could connect! I love thriftshoping for both housewares and clothing! I’ve been checking out a few different locations lately than my regular Value Village on Whyte Ave location, just for variety but my normal location will always…

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…

Value Village – December 2015

For my last thrift of the year I decided to take a risk and head to Value Village on Christmas Eve. It ended up being a very good risk since the store was quite quiet as compared to what the roads, malls, grocery stores would have been like. I think I will have to make it a yearly tradition! It ended up being a quick visit as I too wanted to get home but it was very lucrative in the short amount of time! Here’s what I spotted: Pier 1…

Value Village – October 2015

Like most thrifters, Halloween time is my least favourite time to shop as the store is cramped with new Halloween costumes and more customers. But any time that I have visited during this season, has always been very lucrative for me. This particular shop was a gold mine in the shoe and dress section that I had a full cart and had to make a b-line for the change rooms early in my shop. That has never happened before! Plus, I have very small feet that the shoe section is…

Intimate Thrift

When it comes to thrift shopping, we all have various levels of comfort of what we will buy preloved. I’ve heard of some people not being comfortable buying preloved shoes, some will stay away from the swimwear section, some from the bedding section… For me, I’m pretty open as to what I will buy as long as it’s all in good condition and then for my own comfort, I will clean what I purchase in a special way, click here for my post on cleaning thrift. Though there are some…

Value Village – August 2015

It has been an incredibly busy summer that I haven’t thrift shopped since May and I usually go at least once a month! Thankfully a mid week day off allowed me the opportunity to thrift in peace and quiet and just before the crazy Halloween season starts! The staff were putting up the Halloween section as I was there. I cringe when it’s Halloween season and all my hardcore thrifters agree – we usually stay away during this time! This thrift haul turned out to be quite successful in terms…

Gucci Thrift

I purchased this vintage Gucci belt from Value Village for $5 a couple years ago and have always been curious about it’s authenticity. Do I have any readers who are well versed in determining authentic versus knockoff? I’m fairly good at using my instincts and previous work at a high end women’s clothing store to determine real from fake but this one has always stumped me. I have good reason to believe it’s real based on the fact that it’s real leather and stamped in a few places. The only…

Value Village – May 2015

I’m not sure if it will ever be possible to top last month’s Value Village thrift haul where I found Prada, DVF, L’Occitane en Provence… but each thrift haul has it’s own merit. This month I did two small shops instead of one big one, here’s what I spotted: This tea pot was a great find since it was made in West Germany, $7 Loved the eclectic vibe of this mirror, $12 Miz Mooz flats, sadly just a bit too small, $18 Diesel heels, $13 Charles Jourdan pumps, these were…

Goodwill – April 2015

I decided to venture out to a new thrift store and see what goodies could be found. I can find needles in haystacks no matter where I am so I had no reservations about what I would find at a new store – I was mainly looking for a change of pace. I visited Goodwill in Old Strathcona, Edmonton. It’s a very small store as compared to the large stores that I am used to but for a small store, it packs a good punch. What I was most interested…