Recent Favorite Designer Thrift Store Finds

Maybe we make it look like every time we walk into a thrift store we find amazing stuff, but honestly we don’t.  There are those days when we walk out buying nothing . . . yes, absolutely nothing.  We have many shopping trips like this but we can’t post that on Facebook or the blog, that would be boring!

All that said, here is a compilation of some of our favorite recent thrift store treasures that stand out above all the other finds.

Authentic Burberry plaid jackets for $2!

Why is Thursday our favorite day of the week? Because each week the OUTLET stores open with all new inventory and EVERYTHING is priced at only $2 at Family Thrift Center Outlets! We found two authentic BURBERRY Brit quilted jackets (currently retail $595 in stores) for $2. A stellar find!

Burberry Plaid Jackets Pippa Jen Thrift

We found this jacket last year for $2 and a similar one at NORDSTROM retails for $595!

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Christian Lacroix Heels for $2

We about fell over when we found these gorgeous Christian Lacroix heels for $2 at the Outlet store, they retailed for well over $400! They looked like they had only been worn once.

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Authentic COACH Purses for $2

Two authentic COACH purses for $2 at Family Thrift Center OUTLET (Little York). We find fakes all the time so learn what to look for: hardware, quality of leather, craftsmanship, stitching & serial number. If in doubt, do a search on your phone.

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Oscar de la Renta Scarf for $2

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A great resource for thrift shopping is thethriftshopper.com.  The next time you want to find a new thrift store in your area, or anywhere else, just enter the zip code on thethriftshopper.com.  The site lists all of the stores in that area, complete with their hours, location, how to sign up for their mailing lists, and even reviews from other shoppers.

For more tips and tricks, check out our “11 Thrift Store Tips”.

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Remember, this whole process takes time so have fun … Happy Thrifting from Jen and Pippa!

 

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 as white marks and for those reasons they are priced at pennies on the dollar. We would like to share a quick DIY that we have used that is successful (most of the time!).   We found all of the following items for only $2 each at a Family Thrift (Outlet) Store.  They were all in need of a “makeover” but the original retail price tag makes it worth the effort:

  • Tory Burch Reva $225 flats
  • Steel toe motorcycle Double H Harness $169 boots
  • COACH cross body $145 purse.

  $539 Retail / $6 thrift store (less than .02 on the dollar!)

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Before …

After!

After!

Original Retail Items

Original Retail Items

A few tools in the arsenal to revive new life into our thrift stores finds would be “instant” liquid wax leather polish and a matching Sharpie marker.

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Instructions:   Clean and dry shoes. Shake bottle well with cap on. Invert bottle; gently press applicator against shoe to release polish. Spread evenly on surface of shoe.  Let it dry thoroughly.

Polish on the Left

Polish on the Left

Polish on the Left

Polish on the Right

Thrift store shopping is so much fun … you never know what you are going to find, another mans trash can be your treasure!!!!!!!!!!

Our 11 BEST Tips for Thrift Store Shopping

COACH Brand New Natural Leather Purse for $29.99

COACH Brand New Natural Leather Purse for $29.99

I am loving this neutral colored leather purse by COACH!

Jen and I found this at a Goodwill Thrift store for $29.99, this retailed for well over $300.

COACH uses the most amazing leather for their handbags.

This is going to be a Christmas gift for a friend, she will be beyond thrilled!!!

Just because it is thrifted doesn’t mean your cheap.  Have you ever given or recieved a thrifted gift?