What You Can’t Find at Neiman Marcus or Saks

What You Can’t Find at Neiman Marcus or Saks

Here’s another reason to frequent thrift stores: they are one of the few retail experiences that offer the chance to buy an original handmade piece of clothing. It’s always exciting to come across a beautifully hand knit or hand sewn items. We’ve found countless sweaters made by skilled knitters for men, women and children. They join [...]

In Chicago: Doing Good While Looking Good

In Chicago: Doing Good While Looking Good

Good things can come in small packages and in small spaces. In Chicago’s interesting Old Town neighborhood there’s a terrific resale shop tucked into the ground floor of one of the many stone townhouses that line Wells Street. Here's Peggy's report:  Mercy Beaucoup! Resale Boutique comes across its cute name honestly, as the proceeds from [...]

A ‘ThriftStyle’ Flames Desire – mylittlebird.com Review

A ‘ThriftStyle’ Flames Desire – mylittlebird.com Review

When Annie Groer, a "Washington journalist who writes widely about design, culture and politics" in addition to being a seasoned thrifter, starts a review of your book on thrifting with a CV that lays out her amazing thrift store cred, one is bound to be a bit nervous about what is going to come next: [...]