Daily Archives: December 12, 2012

Thrift Store Shopping From Your Couch

Shopping · You Pick Wednesday

I love the idea of thrift shopping.  I am not adverse to buying items used, especially if they are trendy or if I’m looking for something well made at a lower price point.  However, I am impatient and horrible at searching the racks or hitting up the same thrift store every weekend just to see if they have something for which I’m on the hunt.

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Which is one of the reasons I love websites and apps such as Threadflip, Poshmark, and Because I Shop Too Much.  Also, a reader recently told me about an ebay store that caters to those of us who adore the idea of buying used but don’t enjoy “the hunt”.  Treasure Trove Designer Clothing scours thrift stores and puts their findings on ebay for you to peruse from the comfort of your own chair.  No more spending a day driving or traveling from store to store.  No more pawing through racks of random merchandise.  Nope, they’ve already done it.

Of course, you pay a bit more for someone else to do the work, but in my mind sometimes that’s an equal trade off.

Some of my favorite items from Treasure Trove are:

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The Limited Pinstriped Blazer – $20.09

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Ann Taylor Tweed Mini Skirt – $49.99

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Banana Republic Pink Gingham Shirt – $20.09

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LOFT Animal Print Cardigan – $39.99

What about you?  Do you like to thrift shop?

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