Jen and I LOVE shopping at the Family Thrift Center Outlet stores…Two Dollars…”Too Cheap!” Join us on our weekly shopping adventure, “Too Cheap Tuesdays.” This past week we were at 6724 Hillcroft St., Houston, Texas. We found so much we had to break this up into 2 parts, the link for part II is at the bottom of the page.
Family Thrift Center Outlet locations are where savvy shoppers come to save. Each Thursday, new inventory comes in and every item is priced at just $2.00. On Fridays, prices drop a quarter to $1.75 an item. Then, each day after that, the price drops another 25 cents until Tuesdays, when prices drop to just 50 cents an item. Prices drop another 25 cents on Wednesdays, when every item in the Outlet store costs only 25 cents! With shopping this guilt free, you can’t lose! Family Thrift Center Outlets sell men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, along with shoes, purses and accessories. See below for a daily price breakdown. Store hours differ per location.
||Outlet Price Per Item
||$2.00 per item
||$1.75 per item
||$1.50 per item
||$1.25 per item
||$1.00 per item
||50¢ per item
||25¢ per item
Victor Costa Houndstooth Skirt for $2.00
A few more ideas on how to wear houndstooth this season:
More ideas on how to wear a houndstooth skirt
Halloween costumes for $2.00 each
Ralph Lauren plaid cashmere/wool shirt with leather elbow pads.
Here are some of our favorite tips for shopping the Family Thrift Center Outlet stores.
“You don’t need to get there when they open on Thursdays.” We usually arrive around 11 a.m., after the store has been open a few hours. The store is really crowded until around noon, after that, it seems to calm down. In our opinion, we prefer to go after the “morning rush.” The employees are continually putting out new merchandise on Thursday and Friday, so you can find the “good stuff” for a couple of days before the stock starts running thin.
Some people say, “I never find anything!” We go through hundreds, if not thousands, of items every time we go shopping in order to find one or two designer pieces of clothing. Do not get frustrated when you walk into a thrift store and don’t find that “amazing deal” within a few minutes. Jen and I spend hours going through every single hanger. Sometimes we will come across a gorgeous piece of clothing within minutes, but it usually takes a good amount of time to find that treasure! Never give up! If you’re patient and dedicated, I promise that you will find a treasure!
There are no dressing rooms or mirrors. Wear something comfortable so you can try a jacket or blouse over what you are wearing.
Finally, be prepared to shop with some highly competitive shoppers. There are regulars who treat thrift shopping like a sport.
Enthusiastic thrift store shoppers get there early
( Here is the link for Part II )
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