About Jen & Pippa

We have a keen eye for locating the most amazing thrift shop treasures and we love to share our best tips and tricks! We are often consulted by such publications as Yahoo! for our thrift store expertise!


1. Shop often!! 2. Focus on high-quality fabrics. 3. Be patient. 4. Follow the 10% rule: never pay more than 10% of the retail price. 5. Pay it forward, donate often!


Jen & Pippa are the official fashion bloggers for Goodwill Industries of Houston and Family Thrift Center. We can often be seen in Houston on Fox 26 Morning News and on KTRK Channel 13 News.

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Thrift Store Wardrobe for Contest Winner!

We were so thrilled to meet this month’s “Shop with Jen and Pippa” contest winner, Michele.  Michele’s contest entry really touched our hearts and we knew that we definitely couldn’t...

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Massive Longchamp Le Pliage Thrift Store Haul! Plus, Fake vs. Real Tips

In our latest thrift haul, we discovered seven Longchamp bags . . .  yes seven!  This is a first! (Oh, and BTW, they were only $2.00 each at a Family...

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Thrift or Splurge …

Thrift or splurge … you decide! Here is some outfit inspiration from one of our favorite bloggers Rachel Parcell of Pink Peonies. Thrift Shop: JCREW blouse                     $2.00 Ebay bubble necklace          $7.99...

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And the Winner of the Thrift Contest is …

It was a VERY tough decision, but we’ve chosen our winner for this week’s Family Thrift Center Outlet shopping trip … “jimandmichele2”.  We read each and every one of your entries and...

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Too Cheap Blondes Together with Neighborhood Ministries and Family Thrift Outlet

  During our trip to Phoenix to preview Family Thrift Store ($2 outlet), we partnered with them to help dress a group of young women from Neighborhood Ministries’ (“NM”) Education for Life...

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Thrift Contest: Win a Private Shopping Day (all New Inventory!) in Houston with Jen and Pippa

How would you like a chance to win a Private Thrift Shopping Trip with Jen and Pippa? We would love for one of our special readers to join us on a private shopping trip!  ...

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$25 Thrift Store Challenge Casual Style ~ Weekend Wear

  With the $25.00 Thrift Store Challenge, we set out to see what we could find at one of the Family Thrift OUTLET stores.  Since the entire store is priced...

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“The THRIFT SHOP Challenge” Comfy $596.50 Weekend Outfit ~ vs ~ TOO CHEAP BLONDES $8.00

“The THRIFT SHOP Challenge” Comfy $596.50 Weekend Outfit ~ vs ~ TOO CHEAP BLONDES $8.00 Create a comfy cozy weekend casual look for pennies on the dollar by shopping at...

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50 Local Houston Boutiques Offer post-Christmas Closeouts in One Location! THE SALE!

Imagine driving all over Houston, spending hours going to all of your favorite boutique stores .. OR shopping in one location for all of the fabulous post-Christmas Closeouts deals!  No, these are...

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A Beginner’s Guide To Thrift Store Shopping

As a novice thrift store shopper do you feel overwhelmed?  We created this beginner’s guide to thrift store shopping to help everyone feel confident when walking into a thrift store.  Some of the top comments...