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 [...]

Rockin’ Time at Ticktocker Thrift!

Rockin’ Time at Ticktocker Thrift!

Friday night, Reise and Allison discovered Ticktocker Thrift Shop in San Pedro, CA -- about six decades late. Yes, the downtown store has been in business for an astounding 60 years, run entirely by volunteers from the Peninsula chapter of National Charity League, a mother-daughter national philanthropy.  We were there to give an after-hours presentation [...]