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INSANE THRIFT HAUL: $400 worth of clothes for $18.

Thrifting has irreparably corrupted me.  When you get used to paying 1% of the price for designer clothes, anything over $2 or $3 seems “expensive.”  Yes, I take great pride in regularly wearing entire outfits that cost less than a can of Spam.  Case and point…

Ahhhmazing thrift haul today, but no energy or time to post pics. You’ll just have to take my word for it.

I got, in no particular order:

  • A brand new (tags still on) Lord and Taylor skirt, original price was $69.99. I paid $1.
  • A camel colored suede jacket AND matching skirt by Bernardo (Nordstrom’s): I paid $2.
  • A Jones New York beige wool suit.  I liked the jacket but the pants were petite so I “donated them back” to the store. Anyway, I paid: $2 (but in my head the jacket was only a dollar since it was originally a set).
  • Four items that, surprisingly, come from Sears (who knew they made cute clothes?) – An Apostrophe gray sleeveless dress with a matching dress jacket and a Ronni Nicole grey textured sleeveless dress with a matching long-sleeve sweater top with lovely silver buttons that have gorgeous detailing. The two dresses and tops cost a total of $4.  Insane.
  • A pair of Gap dress slacks: $2
  • A pair of brown Lands End corduroys: $2
  • An Escapade beige suede jacket with sweater back/sleeves and collar: $2
  • 2 pair of Calvin Klein tights, brand new, still in their sealed packages: $1.25 each

Oh, and I saw a pair of Stuart Weitzman slingbacks – brand new – for $15. And a sharp yellow/black Kasper suit (skirt & blazer) for $2. Got neither as they weren’t my size, but it still gave me a buzz.

Retail, for my items, would have been at least $400.  I paid $18.  I am over the moon.  Several of the items are gifts that I’ll be sending off tomorrow!

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$275 worth of clothes for $9.50 (THRIFT HAUL)

It’s been a while since I ventured into my thrift shop.  What, with being temporarily broke, traveling to two conferences and dealing with the devastation of the hurricane.  With the nor’easter that just dumped snow and ice on us, I must accept the harsh reality that winter has arrived.  That means I need step my up my cold-weather game: comfy sweaters, hoodies, cardigans, corduroy pants, smart scarf/coat ensembles.  Thankfully the shop opened up again today so I stopped by for a quickie on my way to the post office.

And so without further ado, I present today’s haul:

4 sweaters, 1 blazer and 1 vintage robe for less than $10.

  • Vintage Christian Dior robe – worth: $50, I paid: $4.50
  • Gap cable-knit sweater, angora/rabbit hair blend – worth: $30, I paid: $1
  • Kate Hill (Lord & Taylor) oversized, super comfy, long black sweater – worth: $40, I paid: $1
  • Croft & Barrow sweater (fabulous fall & Christmas-sy colors!) – worth: $30, I paid: $1
  • St. John’s Bay (JC Penny’s) cable-knit zip-up hoody sweater – worth: $25, I paid: $1
  • Absolutely gorgeous Kate Hill wool/silk blend blazer – worth: $100, I paid: $1

Total estimated value: $275

Bliss level: priceless

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