Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Ambiguously Gay Duo

My favorite thrift store in Orleans is the Orleans Community Exchange & Thrift Shop in the center of town. It's a small shop but it's very nicely laid out and the women that work there are a pleasure to chat with. On my most recent visit, there were two drunk and flamboyant guys shopping for some clothes because one of the men had peed his pants and thrown up on himself. The less belligerent one, who had long orange dyed hair and makeup on, was trying to find some clean clothes for his partner (as well as a fabulous new purse).  As he shopped, he kept yelling out how the other one was such an embarrassment to him and how he couldn't take him anywhere.

Despite the distractions, I managed to find 2 shirts:
  •  a coral New York & Co sweater for $5, and
  •  a white ribbed turtleneck from Old Navy for $4.

 I didn't try the shirts on because I was afraid one of the drunk guys would stumble in on me, so I tried them on when I got home. The pretty coral one was too small so I gave it to my sister, but the white turtleneck fit fine and looked cute with a brown corduroy skirt I bought from United Colors of Benetton for $10 at the Wrentham Outlets.  

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Saint David's Thrift

I must share this amazing find I discovered at Saint David's Thift in West Yarmouth.  After browsing through their selection of clothes and not finding anything, I moved on to their housewares section.  A nice zoom camera with a case and $5 price tag caught my eye.  I've been wanting a new 35mm camera for sometime (I'm sick of this so called digital revolution), so I was happy enough just to get the camera.  Well, I went online to see how much it's retail cost is, and the same Pentax IQ Zoom 135m camera that I bought was on sale for $134.95! I saved almost 96%!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

My Mission Statement

I love nice clothes and good brands, but I am sick of paying huge prices for them at the big department stores. Even the discount stores such as Marshalls or Filene's Basement aren't cheap anymore. So I have set about to blog my thrift shopping experiences with the  intent to:
  •  display some of the chic outfits I have created
  •  offer tips on how to make the most of your shopping trips
  •  show you some of my favorite finds, and
  •  post reviews on thrift stores that I have visited to let you know if they're worth it.