The Look For Less

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“It was $0.99!”

Note the reference to Macklemore’s song, Thrift Shop, from 4 years ago. Wow, was 2013 really 4 years ago?!

Anyways, I am the queen of thrift shopping… literally.  I got it from my mama… and my Nana who are also queens of the bargain hunt.

However, I have been known to come across the best brand name finds.  Like today, for example, I was eager to get out and enjoy the sunshine – Philly’s weather today was 70 degrees and sunny in February! – so I headed over to Ardmore to check out a new used clothes store called “Clothes Mentor.”  Apparently, it is owned by Plato’s Closet – but is known to carry more sophisticated brands like J.Crew, Banana Republic, etc.

Considering my wardrobe this winter has consisted of mostly black, gray, maroon and olive green – I went in looking for brighter pieces for spring.  I snagged a bright yellow OVI brand v-neck chiffon tank for $6, and a crisp white TOBI shift dress for $8 – such a steal.

After that, I was feeling motivated to check out my other favorite thrift shop in the area.  There I spotted a pair of Tory Burch pink jelly sandals for $15 – and in EUC.   Next, I spotted a black nylon Kate Spade bag with leather straps – for $30.  This will come in handy as a carry on bag for my upcoming trip to Florida in March.  It has several zip-close pockets, which I love.  Nothing is worse than having a tote-style bag with no pockets and everything lands in the bottom.  Maybe it’s the OCD in me, but I love keeping organized, even my purse!  See instagram for photo.

What have been your latest thrift shop finds?