Treasure Hunting Tuesday…Thrift store outfit.

When I arrive at my favorite thrift stores I make a b-line straight for the housewares, then furniture, then I’m done.  However, my son recently needed a black shirt to wear under his Halloween costume so we ventured to…the Other Side of the Store…dun, dun, dun.
Holy cow, did I find gold at the end of that rainbow.  I don’t know why I’ve never looked at the clothing in thrift stores but I was pleasantly surprised to find all kinds of great looking, name brand threads.  I was most delighted to score 4 pairs of jeans at a 1/4 of the price I normally pay for my boys who seem to put holes in the knees in under a month.
Here’s just one of the outfits I was able to put together.

Just in case you didn’t believe me…here’s the tags to prove it.
 

To be young again…

 

Comments

  1. “…to be young again” that was amazing! :)
    I haven’t bought clothes at a thrift store in a while, but man you can find some GREAT deals!

  2. Hey Michelle – great post, cute kid :) I ONLY ever shop at thrift stores for my boys. We also go thru jeans frequently and I get mine for $2 plus they have 20% off coupons if you donate to their store! Win win! Love the bright colors you put together!

  3. I’m pretty much an exclusive thrift store shopper for my kids’ clothes, especially on Wed. at the Sal Val when it’s 50% off day! 5 kids=lots of savings and more than that, they have learned about humility. My oldest two have no problem telling people where they get their clothes and I love that about them.

  4. OMG… he’s so adorable in that outfit with his hat ~ too cute!!

  5. Love thrifting! I started with buying clothes for my son & then ventured to my side. I love mixing high/low, I score name brands at my local GW that I would never buy reg. retail for just a few dollars. Over the past year I have learned that I have to love it, fit in it now, just b/c something is only a few dollars isn’t a bargain if I don’t wear it.

    Adorable little guy too & I love all of the fun colors!

  6. I bought my daughter’s first riding jacket at a Savers. Who cared that it wasn’t a “real” riding jacket. It was a Liz Claiborne blazer with the tag still on (never been worn) and it cost me 7.99. And I’ve never looked back.
    You did good with that precious outfit.

  7. Anonymous says:

    You little boy is PRECIOUS! And I love the clothes you bought, too. I have been shopping at thrift stores for years… my 12-year old daughter is a little fashion plate and her friends are convinced she’s ‘rich’ because she dresses so well. She proudly tells them about all the deals we find at Goodwill and Salvation Army! We’re certainly able to afford more things by shopping there.

    Tina Matteson
    singin(at)compuserve(dot)com

  8. I love Savers, it’s so well organized and such great deals. Love it.

  9. I love the GDub! 90% of my wardrobe was purchased from “the other side of the store”! I happen to work for Goodwill in PR so I am in their stores all the time. I have a hard time leaving without a full cart!

  10. Where I live, we have a kids consignment shop so I consign the youngest clothes. I save the $$ and when it comes time to when I need something, I go there and shop. Luckily he has an older brother so he’ll have hand me downs but still nothing wrong with scoring a great deal!

  11. Thanks for this great reminder. My oldest is needing some new jeans and I might just have to hit up some thrift stores rather than going straight to the gap. (Although the outlet is 40% off this weekend. So tempting!) But you’re right…the holes in the knees kill me!

  12. I thrift EVERYTHING!!! Why would someone pay full price for anything. Just think you can yard sale his stuff when he out grows it and MAKE money!!

  13. I thrift EVERYTHING!!! Why would someone pay full price for anything. Just think you can yard sale his stuff when he out grows it and MAKE money!!

  14. I thrift EVERYTHING!!! Why would someone pay full price for anything. Just think you can yard sale his stuff when he out grows it and MAKE money!!

  15. I thrift EVERYTHING!!! Why would someone pay full price for anything. Just think you can yard sale his stuff when he out grows it and MAKE money!!

  16. Clothes that cute don’t exist in our thrift stores. Consigning is really popular here (which is expensive) and the thrift stores don’t get the greatest donations. Crappy furniture I can work with but not kids clothes.

  17. Our new local Goodwill is so clean and spacious, the prices are very low, and the merchandise clearly comes from out of the area (great clothing brands unavailable here). Our Salvation Army and other independent thrift stores don’t compare. A favorite (frequent) find is sterling silver bowls, plates, and other treasures for a dollar or two. Sometimes we’ll find a Dooney&Bourke bag for < $20 and sell it on Ebay for 2 or 3 times that! And with new stuff coming every day, we always try Goodwill first. If you have a good thrift store in your town, you are lucky!

    LOl! My not-a-robot word is “El Shopo”

  18. I do ALL my clothes shopping at thrift stores…okay not underwear, but literally everything else. Everything I have on today (and most days) came from thrift stores…including my shoes and jacket. All my husbands suits came from thrift stores…all my kids clothes. And also most of my furniture and decor. There is really no reason to buy retail except kids’ tennis shoes and sometimes I can even find those that are practically new. I’m glad you are on board!

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