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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Holy Grail Thrift Store Haul

We recently came across the holy grail while thrifting!  Amazing name brands for pennies on the dollar. Here is the $530 LANVIN jacket I bought Jen for her birthday.  Check...

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Jens Birthday and Awesome $530 Thrift Gift Reveal …

Happy Birthday Jen!  When I asked her what she wanted to do for her birthday, I suggested putting together a fancy birthday lunch with friends, get a pedicure together or some type of...


Old is New … Easy Make-Over with Liquid Wax Leather Polish

While browsing through thrift stores we constantly come across high end leather items such as purses, shoes and boots that are either scuffed, scraped or show signs of wear, such...

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Thank You for my New Clothes … Now I won’t be made fun of!

Imagine hearing a child say these words “Thank You for my New Clothes … Now I won’t be made fun of!”. Do you know that where you donate and thrift shop makes...

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Great Money-saving Coupon Site, Chameleon John

Lets face it, as much as we’d like to, we can’t thrift everything that we need in life.  When we have to shop retail stores for items that we either...

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Its National Thrift Store Day!

  It’s National Thrift Store Day!   Check out this great article by Yahoo!  “Here’s 6 Tips to Get Your Thrift On”. We love sharing our hidden treasures with our...

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The Winner of the U.S. Thrift Store Shopping Contest is …..

  We have chosen the winner of the U.S. Thrift Store Shopping Contest with Jen and Pippa , virtual Family Thrift Center Outlet shopping trip … Janine P, of the windy city of Chicago! We read...

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The Queens of Thrift “Too Cheap Blondes” mentioned in Yahoo! Article

A few days ago we saw a huge spike in numbers on our blog and Facebook, come to find out we were recently mentioned in a Yahoo! article about discovering a million...

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Houston Glam Squad Comes to Us . . . The Queens of Thrift!

We were recently contacted by a national magazine to contribute to an article (slated to publish in October) about the best shopping advice ever.  Of course, our advice centered on...

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U.S. Thrift Store Shopping Contest with Jen and Pippa

 Contest: Virtual Thrift Store Shopping with Jen and Pippa How would you like a chance to win a Virtual Shopping Trip with Jen and Pippa, no matter where you live in the U.S.?...