Thrifting for a Purpose in Sarasota

Thrifting for a Purpose in Sarasota

There are a multitude of charities that benefit from thrift store proceeds. In Florida, where retirement is a major industry, it makes perfect sense to have thrift shops supporting senior residences. The Pines of Sarasota offers assisted living, skilled nursing care and memory care residences. The facilities run two thrift shops, both called Fabulous Finds, [...]

Celebrating Vintage in Virginia

Celebrating Vintage in Virginia

In the run-up to National Thrift Store Day on Aug. 17, the ThriftStyle authors are profiling some recent shops we've visited from around the country. Here's Peggy's report from a stellar vintage shop in Virginia.  Shopping vintage is shopping clothing history. Vintage shops have terrifically interesting inventory because the owners have selected each item for [...]

A Crush on Canned Ham

A Crush on Canned Ham

While writing our book ThriftStyle, and continuing through today, we’ve visited several hundred resale stores from coast to coast. But every so often, we are completely overwhelmed by the offerings and style of a distinctive store. We had this experience in Sarasota, FL, at the remarkable Canned Ham Vintage & Loyal Modern in the downtown [...]