Always Seeking Scarves

Always Seeking Scarves

Nearly every thrift store, consignment shop and antiques store sells scarves. Many group scarves together, but they are also found on mannequins and as part of displays, so it pays to keep an eagle-eye out for scarves in all corners of a shop. While writing our book, ThriftStyle: The Ultimate Bargain Shopper's Guide to Smart [...]

Ridiculous Prices

Ridiculous Prices

Every once in a while, we hear shoppers complain about high prices at thrift shops. One of our favorite shops, Central Thrift in south Los Angeles, has this motto printed on its business cards: “Don’t pay those high Goodwill and Salvation Army prices.” While it’s true that we sometimes run across an overpriced item at [...]

The Month When Goodwill Becomes GhoulWill

The Month When Goodwill Becomes GhoulWill

Calling all zombies and witches! America’s 2,450 Goodwill stores have shifted into overdrive for Halloween 2019, expanding its offerings of costumes, makeup and party props. Some stores are even adding personal costume helpers this month to help you create that clever but low-cost Halloween look. In the last decade, our nation’s largest purveyor of resale [...]

Renowned Resale, in Denver

Renowned Resale, in Denver

The Denver neighborhood south of downtown known as “LoBo” (short for “Lower Broadway”) features a six-block mini neighborhood called Antique Row. The area’s 100-year-old buildings, once home to factories and boarding houses, now are filled with shops offering vintage clothing, rare books, rugs, handmade musical instruments, florists, art galleries, gift shops, a custom metal plating [...]

It’s National Thrift Store Day. Here’s a Favorite in Delaware.

It’s National Thrift Store Day. Here’s a Favorite in Delaware.

What better way to celebrate August 17th, National Thrift Store Day, then at a volunteer-driven thrift that helps support fully a dozen charities, helping with housing, prison ministries, hunger issues and more. The New Life Thrift Shop in Lewes, Delaware, is a ministry of the Lewes-Rehoboth Association of Churches, drawing on the membership of some [...]