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…

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!…

Value Village – December 2016

I love thrift shopping more and more. It just becomes my secret (not so secret) place to go to debrief. Lately, I’ve been finding things not only just for myself but also for friends as well as sourcing to sell so I’ve been spending a bit more time there and giving more and more care and thought into what I bring home. Here’s what I spotted: Elevenses blazer $10, Anthropologie brand Zara coat $40 North Face jacket $40 G-Star jacket $20 Zara pointy flats, BNWT, $18 I spotted so many…

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…

Value Village – April 2015

Once you start thrift shopping, you can’t stop. It’s been a little while since I had a good thrift shop and was definitely missing the thrift life! The return to Value Village proved to be very lucrative, as some of my Instagram follows have said, it could be the best thrift haul ever! So let’s get to it, this is what I spotted: Cute little topiary $5 Sweet strawberry sugar holder $3 Wall art, I nearly purchased this, $10 Loved this popcorn bowl set, $12 Victoria’s Secret sprays $3 Coach…

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…