2013 was the year of thrifting for me. Despite having previously worked in a thrift store I always enjoyed it but never really made it a monthly must do to until this year. In March I decided to try my luck out at only buying thrift store clothes I did very good and only cheated three times and twice was for leopard print (which is always okay in my books). Making a point to try and only buy second hand found me many treasures and I am going to keep it up for 2014.
My favorite places to thrift:
The Goodwill: I love the prices, they are always cheap and affordable the selection is not the best but when you do find a gem it is always something I haven't seen at other places (like jadeite or delphite!)
Value Village: Quantity is key here, it is hit or miss sometimes and I can go months without finding anything. The prices don't bug me; the things I love tend to be reasonably priced. I would say I shop here the most.
The Salvation Army: I have never had much luck here, I actually only go a few times a year which is probably why I don't find much but in general I have never found anything near holy grail so I have cut it from my route.
I always hope to make it out to small towns or little shops but I didn't this year, hopefully this summer! Here is a look at my favorite pieces from this year.
gold cut glass mirror $4.50 the goodwill: I don't own my own place so I try my best to not come home with a dresser every time I visit the goodwill and it is tough! I couldn't resist this mirror and for the price it was crazy cheap.
Was 2013 a good year for others in the vintage dept?