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…

Value Village – December 2016 Part III

Thrifting post Christmas is a pleasant experience, I had never seen the store so clean and some sections were almost bare! But fret not, the staff were bringing out many items as I was there so it could be a good time to go, to get the fresh picks! Once the Christmas season is done, the thrift stores will all return to normal until August when they start preparing for Halloween season and then Christmas again. I always find the rows a little cramped with the seasonal items which makes…

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…

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…

Peacock Boutique Thrift Shop – February 2015

Everyone knows that I’m a huge fan of Value Village but I’d like to take more time to check out and support local thrift or consignment stores as well as different big thrift shops. I like to check out Edmonton Emergency Relief Services, Peacock Boutique Thrift Shop every few months on my lunch breaks. Its been noted that it’s likely best to call ahead before you make the trip over as they often have unique store hours or close to the general public to serve their emergency relief clients. Here’s…