Thrift store Sunday

28 Nov

Thanksgiving weekend is apparently a great time to hit the thrifts.  The donation line was out the door (I guess when people have time off, they clean out their closets!)  I visited two stores this week, one in Cincinnati (my in-laws live there,) and the other in Indiana (I live downtown, so it’s often easier to get there than venture far into my own city!)

The first store I visited (in Cincy) was having 50% off clothing, and it was madness!  I managed some great finds by doing my squirrel impression, throwing everything that looked possible into my cart, and then finding a (relatively) quiet corner to sort.

Printed cardigan sweater (Ann Taylor.)  This is recent season – I’m pretty sure I remember it.  It’s light, almost tissue knit.

I also got several dresses to alter, including a silk military style shirtdress from Talbots that I’m certain will be great when it’s finished (I’ll photograph those after altering.)

The thrift I went to in Indiana often has recent season Target items – the local Targets donate whatever doesn’t sell.  They all had blue tags, so they were 50% off ($2.50) this weekend.

“Tucker for Target” designer collaboration, this was in stores earlier this Fall.  I bought two of these in different prints.  It’s a polyester, but it does feel nice.  This dress will work for most of the year.

Merona dress, also from this fall.  I don’t love the slippery acetate material, but look at the cute shoulder bows!

Coming tomorrow: photos of my completed corduroy shirtdress.  I love it so much that I’ve already started a second (in plaid shirting!)

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3 Responses to “Thrift store Sunday”

  1. Deborah November 28, 2010 at 6:45 pm #

    I love waiting to see what Sunday thrift day will show. Love the coat with the blue dress; that pops. The bows on the shoulders are so cute. I love it when you say your squirrel impression. lol

  2. Vanessa November 28, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    Wow great thrift finds! I just love a successful day of thrift store shopping! It’s like a fantastic treasure hunt. The Tucker for Target dress is fantastic, and I wish I had snapped it up when it was in the stores.

  3. Carolyn November 28, 2010 at 10:57 pm #

    Your thrifting is amazing! I don’t even know where the thrift shops are around me but you make me want to look. And you are right about the Ann Taylor cardigan ~ it’s a very recent offering.

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