My Rhode Island buddy, Alice, recently came to town so I decided to take her out for a day of thrifting. When we walked up the stoop of my favorite vintage warehouse, Udelco, we noticed a sign that read 'Closed Till August 14th'. Of course Alice and I were thoroughly bummed but my fellow New Jersey Tomato, Sammy, instantly thought of a Plan B. Goodwill! Now, before this trip, I had never been to a Goodwill before and was expecting it to be full of chewed up and tossed around dingy underwear and old Mickey Mouse Overalls. Although I did spot a few pairs of undies and mickey ears, the store was top notch! The orderly aisles were filled with new Abercrombie Jeans (with tags!), Ann Taylor dresses, and even an Anna Sui top! I was completely astounded when I entered the dressing room with two armfuls of clothes! Here is what I bought:
To quench my purse craving!
Besso Jelly Bag, $7, originally $200
BCBG bag, $14, originally about $300
Dolce Vita heels, $12, originally about $160
American Eagle Crop Top and Shorts, both $6
You will surely see these in outfit posts to come!
Although I spent my day getting two cavities filled (blergg), I wanted to look nice! Wearing: Skirt from Loehmann's and top from Old Navy (I've had this top since elementary school!)
Not only are there clothes at Goodwill, but also knick knacks, toys, and household supplies. I found a Zebra bead spread for my sister's dorm room (silly girl wants to make her dorm an african safari. she already has the monkey garbage can) but sadly it was a king size :( C'est la vie, I guess she will have to settle for giraffe!
What have you guys gotten from Goodwill? Any good finds?