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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #660 on: October 18, 2013, 11:29:41 PM »
I found a lovely Talbots black quilted jacket the other day at goodwill.  It's gorgeous, it fits amazingly and makes me feel sexy.  All that for 8 dollars, and according to the latest InStyle magazine quilting is hot this season.
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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #661 on: October 19, 2013, 03:56:42 PM »
Today, at the local library semi annual used book sale, I got a large bag of books for $3.  I've gotten some nice brand name items for my sister's kids at the thrift store (mainly clothes) too.

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« Reply #662 on: October 19, 2013, 10:01:01 PM »
I got a gallon sized baggie of Barbie clothes ($2.50), two Barbies ($1.50) and a pink Barbie convertible ($1.50). And now Christmas for my niece is taken care of! She's going think I'm amazing for just over $5!!

I also got 2 new bookshelves for the kids' playroom, a big, 5 shelf one, and a smaller 3 shelf one for $8 total.
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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #663 on: October 26, 2013, 04:15:34 PM »
Two bath mats in a forest green, each one $3.00. They are incredibly thick and soft, and I don't think they were ever used. Also, a small hardcover cookbook: Hot and Spicy: Fiery Favorites from America's Hot Spots for $1. I browsed through this before buying and some of them look outstanding!

Yea, big spender today.  ;D

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« Reply #664 on: January 16, 2014, 07:22:01 PM »
My Miche Prima bag is now inside a purple shell and the two shoulder straps have been replaced with one, longer strap (can go cross body) - and there is an organizer inside - all courtesy of eBay!  The lining is beige, so it is much easier to find things inside the purse AND I still have the original beige & black shell for when it gets warmer.

For a stocking stuffer, Ambrosia Hino & WondderfulSonInLaw (WSIL) brought me a Star Trek action figure of Captain Picard. 

Earlier this week, I spotted a small coffee cup with a space scene on it at the Salvation Army.  There was a little lettering along the bottom that said "To boldly go where no one has gone before".

I got home, washed it, and filled it with hot water....the "clear" glaze turned to Star Trek, The Next Generation and the Enterprise (lettering says Paramount Studios & 1992 - among other things).

I now have the perfect mug for a cup of Earl Gray, hot! 

I'm a happy little post menopausal nerd!  Well hydrated with hot tea, too....
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« Reply #665 on: January 16, 2014, 09:15:13 PM »
I love eBay...

Recent eBay scores:

A couple of cashmere sweaters (one is an aqua cardigan, the other a deep pink pullover with a low neckline and a twist front--I paid about $75 for both;

and would probably not have spent as much if I didn't have a weakness for cashmere sweaters ;)

A cute ruffled top from Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati for $14, that would likely have cost 5-6 times that brand new;
Another Sweet Pea by Stacy Frati top for $22, that would have cost about 3-4 times that brand new.

Sweet Pea is a designer label, carried in Nordstrom and Anthropologie, I also have a weakness for--I love the stretch nylon that is so forgiving for us amply-endowed ladies, the different wrap- and twist-front styles and empire waists that camouflage my tummy, and the cool floral and paisley prints!
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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #666 on: January 17, 2014, 10:37:55 AM »
A brand new, stainless steel water bottle with the Star Trek logo for $1. (Yep, I'm a geek.)

A good size insulated plastic cooler for $1.25 that I'm going to turn into a shelter for the barn kitties up at our cabin.

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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #667 on: January 17, 2014, 02:18:48 PM »
4 boxes of Unicef Christmas Cards today at Pier 1 - originally $12/box (12 cards, so $1/card) for $1.18 per box!  48 cards for just over $5.00 with tax.

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« Reply #668 on: January 17, 2014, 03:25:06 PM »
I have heard awesome things about the Goodwill down the street from my office and the neighborhood is pretty high end.  Last week, I ran in for a couple of minutes and walked out with a couple of finds:

Talbots navy blue lined skirt (the type that looks like suiting material)
Talbots wool blend lined pants

All for $8 and some change.  I do need to get the pants hemmed.

Talbots pants are normally around $119 and their skirts $79.
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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #669 on: January 20, 2014, 12:13:23 AM »
My Miche Prima bag is now inside a purple shell and the two shoulder straps have been replaced with one, longer strap (can go cross body) - and there is an organizer inside - all courtesy of eBay!  The lining is beige, so it is much easier to find things inside the purse AND I still have the original beige & black shell for when it gets warmer.

For a stocking stuffer, Ambrosia Hino & WondderfulSonInLaw (WSIL) brought me a Star Trek action figure of Captain Picard. 

Earlier this week, I spotted a small coffee cup with a space scene on it at the Salvation Army.  There was a little lettering along the bottom that said "To boldly go where no one has gone before".

I got home, washed it, and filled it with hot water....the "clear" glaze turned to Star Trek, The Next Generation and the Enterprise (lettering says Paramount Studios & 1992 - among other things).

I now have the perfect mug for a cup of Earl Gray, hot! 

I'm a happy little post menopausal nerd!  Well hydrated with hot tea, too....

I love the sound of your mug! Now I'm hunting EBay for one of my own!

In the meantime, I stopped by a consignment store and picked up a wool pencil skirt and two wool sweaters for under $20.

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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #670 on: January 25, 2014, 04:56:41 PM »
CRUD MONKEYS! - I found a red leather Hermes bag at the local Goodwill for about $10 about two hours ago and took it up to the front counter to be rehung with their "designer" bags.

I just checked eBay because I was curious about what a Hermes bag would cost.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Authentic-Hermes-Rouge-H-Red-Veau-Crispe-Togo-Birkin-35cm-PHW-MINT-/151213284504?pt=US_CSA_WH_Handbags&hash=item2335039c98

Jumping Jehosephat!  For just $9,975 I could have gotten this one (identical, right down the leather covered padlock & key on a leather thong)...

I may go back to the Goodwill.....

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Authentic-Hermes-Rouge-H-Red-Veau-Crispe-Togo-Birkin-35cm-PHW-MINT-/151213284504?pt=US_CSA_WH_Handbags&hash=item2335039c98 - okay - this one looks even more like the one at Goodwill.

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For less than $10 - I bought it, brought it home and compared it to the photos.

I strongly suspect that it is a knock-off (the gold stamping on the leather above the center latch and the straps reinforcing the base with the studs that keep the bottom of the bag off the ground/surface it is resting on are missing).  The padlock in a little red leather (vinyl? - no materials tag on the inside) is plain silvery metal instead of the various styles of engraving shown on the various eBay auctions.

But for $10 - I have the absolutely perfect Dirty Santa present for this coming Christmas with my Red Hat Society group (last year, I found a "no name" purple purse that got stolen the maximum number of times allowed) and I think that it cost me about the same amount as this one.

And I expect that it will be stolen just as many times as the "law" allows!

If it weren't a handbag (straps too short to wear over the shoulder), I'd be rather inclined to use it myself!  It's large enough to hold what I want to carry around...but I really like the "hands free" option of a shoulder strap!

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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #671 on: February 03, 2014, 06:01:45 PM »
So a friend found a fantastic one at his local thrift store. $1.50 for a trilogy of books.

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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #672 on: February 13, 2014, 01:30:58 PM »
I bought 2 plates, a ramekin, a springform pan, and six cups... all for less than eight dollars.

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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #673 on: February 13, 2014, 09:13:35 PM »
I found my husband a business suit for $10 at our local Goodwill today. I don't think it is a designer brand or anything, and it certainly isn't a designer/custom fit, but it IS a nice dark brown, 96% wool, seems well made, and fits him well enough (the pants are about 1/2" too tight, and pleat-front when he prefers flat-front). He starts a new job next Monday, and we've been planning for him to buy one new suit a month until we get his professional wardrobe built up, but we won't have the money for that for a while yet, so this was an especially nice find even if it wasn't exactly what we would have bought from an actual suit shop.



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Re: Thrift Score!
« Reply #674 on: March 02, 2014, 12:44:47 AM »
From a consignment shop today: a Banana Republic cardigan with the original tags, comfortable black flats with no visible wear, and a red leather quilted cross body bag for under $20.