Friday, 28 June 2013

Thrift Shopping Haul

I have not been thrifting ever since I did the amazing Thrift Chic Challenge for Eco Fashion Week 06.

Since I had to style 15 outfits with $500 from Value Village, safe to say I have had enough thrifting to last me awhile.

But I miss it dearly!

Yesterday, I was finally reunited with the thrill of the hunt.

Here are the amazing goodies I found. It doesn't hurt when you are in the company of good company either. The fringe benefit to working with a photographer who also loves to thrift.

We went to the Crossroads Hospice Society Thrift Store first.

The prices there are amazing! Requires a little more digging and a knee eye, but that is certainly the fun of it all.

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Sequin is all the rage these days, crossing over from night to day, showing up in all forms and configurations. When one takes the shape of a golden butterfly in pristine condition for under $10.00 I am bound by duty to not say no.

The next treasures are quite a surprise to me.

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They are button covers!

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Which we do not see anymore nowadays. And I must ask why? Why not have something that can be snapped on and off a shirt and instantly make it amazing? I am glad I took possession of these beauties for $3.00 a set! A SET!

We journeyed onwards to three different Value Villages in Coquitlam.

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They really don't make things like it used to be anymore. Thank goodness for thrift stores for my quality costume jewelry fix. Now if only I can find a Chanel pin...

I also bought some nick knacks I don't usually gravitate to.

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But lately, I have been wanting to stimulate my brain and hand through the good ol' ways.

My most prized treasure from this hunting trip would have to be these amazing Salvatore Ferragamo loafers.

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Aren't they amazing! In near mint condition.

Please do try thrifting if you haven't already, I will be writing a guide for everyone in the near future as well.

July 1st is also the 50% sale for all the US locations! Happy hunting weekend.

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11 comments:

  1. How fun! What a bunch of great finds :)

    Best,
    Danielle
    http://awriterinlove.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Danielle, can't wait to make something from my craft supplies

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      Just followed your awesome blog :)

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    1. Thanks darling, checking out your blog now :)

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  4. Wow!!! You found such great things!! And those Ferragamo flats...$9.99?!! I almost fainted at that price! That's fantastic!!

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    1. Thanks darlings, yeah I nearly fainted too! I can't believe they fit as well, even though they are a bit snug, I had to squeeze my feet into them :)

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