On a bright note, I've had one of the best Saturdays in recent memory. One of the great things about living in a retail area is that I'm close to a lot of thrift stores. Today, the Salvation Army celebrated their one-year anniversary with a mega sale -- complete with new inventory at sale prices, door prizes and giveaway items. (Be still, my heart.) So naturally, I had to go.
There were a ton of people there even at 9 a.m. in the morning (yes, I woke up early on a Saturday for this), all ready to snag up the good deals. Everyone seemed to be on tunnel vision, as many zigzagged around the store, trying to grab items before someone else did. It was almost like shopping on Black Friday (but not as rude). On top of that, the employees kept putting out new inventory while customers shopped, which was great, but it almost drove me crazy because I would keep re-searching through racks.
Meanwhile, I scored: a Club Monaco military-inspired peacoat, a vintage red-and-white chevron print blouse and a black polka dot pleated skirt.
Cost for all? $8. So sweet, considering the peacoat was probably well over $100 at retail value. On my way out, the employees also gave me a complimentary SA tote bag, a thermal blanket and a 20% off coupon on my next visit. So already a pretty great day!
What do you consider one of your greatest shopping finds?