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…

What I’ve Thrifted in 2017 So Far

Even though I haven’t been blogging officially for majority of the year, I’ve still been doing lots of thrifting for myself and sourcing for my eBay shop. Most of these have been captured on my Instagram but let’s have a look back and put them together into one pretty post! H&M rug $11 – I think I was a rug dealer in a previous life. Brass elephant bank $5 – cute little guy! Starbucks mugs are what I always look for though I find them so often now that I’m more…

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 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 – 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 – 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…

Value Village – September 2015

For this month’s thrift, my mom joined me! It was only her second time at Value Village since I first introduced her to the store about five years ago. My mom is essentially how I got started in the preloved lifestyle as I grew up spending afternoons with her in second hand consignment stores. She wasn’t much into thrifting though until I brought her with me and I remember her commenting that she was impressed by what a nice store my Value Village was (Whyte Ave, Edmonton). Here’s what I…

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…