Friday, December 28, 2007

Score!! At the Thrift Store

Last night after work, I stopped at one of the local thrift stores. I picked up two pairs of pinstriped dress slacks for seven bucks (that's seven bucks for both pairs, not seven bucks each), and a pair of gold-colored, 9" decorative sconces (which will look great over a couple of my doorframes), with the JC Penney $17.99 price stickers still on them, for a buck.

I know some people turn up their noses at the whole "thrift store" thing, and yeah, sometimes you've gotta wade through a ton of crap to find anything good, and yes, you are buying clothes that someone else has worn (admittedly kind of skeevy, but hey, that's what washing machines are for), and yes, you are shopping where the poor people shop, but damn, I love a bargain! And there is no way I could afford my wardrobe if I was buying it retail.

1 comment:

Pauline Graham said...

Excellent! Can't resist a bargain and have for most of my adult life shopped at charity shops. You get GREAT things there.

My best pair of Doc Martins were bought for a fiver (that's about $2.50) at an Oxfam shop about 15 years ago - someone had just broken them in gently for me... I loved those boots!!