Ladies, we hope you held on to your Dr. Martens from the 80’s and early 90’s, because guess what?? They’re back!
We found these Dr. Martens last week at a Family Thrift Center OUTLET store for only $2.
Did you know that Dr. Martens have been around for more than 50 years! Talk about a trend that keeps coming back around! They are built to last and are not cheap (around $200).
Cashmere sweater $2, floral shorts $2 and Dr Martens $2 … all from Family Thrift OUTLET!
We take baby wipes with us to do a quick clean up while thrifting.
$2 Dr Martens from Family Thrift OUTLET.
THRIFT STORE TIP:
Jen and I travel with wet wipes and saddle soap to do a quick clean on leather items (shoes, purses, clothing) to see if it is worth getting professionally cleaned. These dusty and dirty Dr. Martens were definitely worth a trip to a shoe repair store. After a mere $8 stain and polish job, they now look brand new!
We also found this childrens pair of Dr Martens for $2!
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.
Amazing prices every week at Family Thrift Outlet Stores!
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. Store hours differ per location (all of the outlets close early on Wednesdays).
Have fun treasure hunting!
Jen & Pippa