Kate Spade, Jack Rogers, Chloe, Ivanka Trump, Christian Lacroix, Minnetonkas, All Saints, Chacos and more . . . all priced at ONLY $2.00 each at a Family Thrift Center Outlet Store!  (located all over Texas and in Phoenix)

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Kate Spade “Party” ballet flats $395.00

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Jack Rogers sandals retail $118.00

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Ivanka Trump “Abello” flat for $135.00

thrift store shop blog cheapChacos “Yampa” for the serious adventurer, retails $105.00.

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Minnetonka moccasins

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Nine West leather riding boots  $178.95

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We can’t leave out these amazing Christian Lacroix heels we found a few weeks ago that retailed for more than $500.00.

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One of our fans recently shared with us her amazing shoes finds . . . Chloe flats and All Saints booties for only $1.75 each!  Check out her blog HERE.

The most impressive part of her finds is the fact that she found all of these on a Friday . . . there are close to 1,000 shoppers on a Thursday from, 7 a.m. – 9 p.m., who have all passed over these fabulous finds at only $2.00 each.    Once again this proves to all thrifters that it is up to YOU to find the deals, they are there!

Chloe flats retail $495.00

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All Saints booties retail $360.00

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Here is a price list for the Family Thrift OUTLET Stores:

Amazing prices every week at Family Thrift Outlet Stores!

Amazing prices every week at Family Thrift Outlet Stores!

Tips on Sanitizing your Thrifted Shoes:

  • Spray the inside the shoes with antibacterial spray, such as Lysol or Clorox
  • Wipe the outside down with a cleansing wipe
  • Use liquid shoe polish for an amazing quick fix.
  • Place the shoes into an airtight plastic bag and leave in the freezer overnight to kill fungus and eliminate odor.

 

 

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Who in their right mind would hop on a plane and travel over 1,000 miles to go thrift shopping?  Well, the Too Cheap Blondes, that’s who!  We recently traveled from Houston, Texas to Phoenix, Arizona to check out the Family Thrift Store Outlet, where, like their Houston counterpart, opens each Thursday with over 30,000 new items all starting at just $2.00 each!   The Phoenix store has one major thing that’s different from Houston though . . . and it’s huge.  The Phoenix Family Thrift Store Outlet sells housewares as well as clothing starting at just $2.00!  Friends, we’re talking furniture, coffee makers, fans, bicycles, toys, dishes, etc. . . and several items we saw were still brand new in the box.  It takes a special kind of thrift store to get the Queens of Thrift flustered and let me tell you, we were absolutely beside ourselves!

These pictures represent only a fraction of the amazing treasures this store holds, from couture fashion to fabulous household items, the Phoenix Family Thrift Store Outlet really does have it all.  I’m thinking next time we need to road trip there with a U-Haul in tow!

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Authentic Kate Spade $2.00

Authentic Kate Spade $2.00

Missoni $2.00

Missoni $2.00

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Jill Sanders, New with Tag, dress for $2.00  (retails around $800)

Vintage clothing for $2.00

Vintage clothing for $2.00

Leather boots for $2.00

Leather boots for $2.00

Anthropologie and ST JOHN are a few of the name brands we found for only $2.00

Anthropologie and ST JOHN are a few of the name brands we found for only $2.00

Now, just a caveat, about Family Thrift Store Outlet:

  • 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.  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.
  • Organized by categories (men’s, women’s, children’s) not by colors, styles or sizes.   The savings are passed along to you, but it is up to you to dig for your treasure

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Prices are as follows:

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Address:

4335 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, AZ

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”.

Follow us on Pinterest to see our latest thrift store shopping finds!

Our videos are on YouTube, HERE

We post on our FACEBOOK page everyday HERE.

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

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”.

Follow us on Pinterest to see our latest thrift store shopping finds!

Our videos are on YouTube, HERE

We post on our FACEBOOK page everyday HERE.

A list of our Favorite Houston Thrift Stores, HERE

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

 

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Phoenix . . . $2 Family Thrift OUTLET store!  Too Cheap Blondes Meet-Up October 15th!

 

On October 15th, we will be in Phoenix, Arizona at our FAVORITE $2 outlet store, Family Thrift Outlet! Better than NORDSTROM Last Chance or SAKS Off 5th . . . the name brands we can find for $2 will blow your mind! Comment if you can meet us that day, we are working on a special shopping event!

We will be at the store from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.  Please message us on Facebook or on the blog if you will be meeting us . . . we will have a special rack tucked away just for you!!!!!!!!!!!!  Come find us in the store, either say hello to “Too Cheap Blondes” or “Jen or Pippa” (don’t worry about figuring out who’s who, we answer to either name . . . LOL).

Date:   Thursday,  October 15th, 9 a.m – 2 p.m.

Location:  Family Thrift Outlet, 4335 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ  (Phoenix area)

 

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

We post on our FACEBOOK page everyday HERE.

Follow us on Pinterest to see our latest thrift store shopping finds!

Our videos are on YouTube, HERE

A list of our Favorite Houston Thrift Stores, HERE

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

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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 girly thing, she said “Lets spend a perfect day full of thrift store shopping, hitting up as many stores as we possibly can in a day!”   A birthday shopping trip requires “Happy Birthday” crowns,  appropriate for the Queens of Thrift, right!

Each year we buy each other a thrifted gift and I think this year we set the bar pretty high!   A LANVIN jacket with $530 tags still attached!

A $530 LANVIN jacket found at Family Thrift Store, 4330 Fulton St, Houston, TX  77009

A $530 LANVIN jacket found at Family Thrift Store, 4330 Fulton St, Houston, TX 77009

$530 LANVIN jacket found at Family Thrift Store @ 4330 Fulton St, Houston, TX

$530 LANVIN jacket found at Family Thrift Store @ 4330 Fulton St, Houston, TX

Jen found this crystal crown and could definitely not pass it up!

Every queen needs a crown!

Every queen needs a crown!

Because we can’t wait a second of precious thrifting time, we hit up Arby’s drive through and got a sandwich to eat while on the go.

You can't waste any time on eating when we plan a day of thrift store shopping!

You can’t waste any time on eating when we plan a day of thrift store shopping!

A perfect day for some CHEAP Blondes!!!!

PS … Hello to all of the people who came up to us yesterday and asked us what we were doing … lol

Family Thrift Store 4330 Fulton St Houston, TX

Family Thrift Store
4330 Fulton St
Houston, TX

We went to the Family Thrift Center on the Gulf Freeway at Fuqua and couldn’t believe what an epic day it was!  Check out what we found for just $2 each!  Oh, and we didn’t buy most of it, we just took pictures to show you what great quality items they have.

 

Follow us on YouTube to see more of our thrift store hauls!

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You never know what you are going to find when you walk into a Goodwill thrift store!

Today we were at ABC13 for their annual Earth Day E-Cycling Drive!   Partnering up with Goodwill to support giving back to our local community, we show you what you can find in their stores.  Check out some of these FABULOUS designer labels available in a Goodwill store, all brand new with tags!

ABC-13 Earth Day E-cycling Drive with Goodwill

ABC-13 Earth Day E-cycling Drive with Goodwill

Dolce & Gabbana Jacket with $1675 tags still attached!

Dolce & Gabbana Jacket with $1,675 tags still attached!

Hale Bob maxi silk dress with $440 tag still attached!

Hale Bob maxi silk dress with $440 tag still attached!

Calypso beaded tunic with $495 tag still attached!

Calypso beaded tunic with $495 tag still attached!

DL1961 denim with $178 tag still attached!

DL1961 denim with $178 tag still attached!

Michael Kors jacket!

Michael Kors jacket!

Pippa is wearing a HOBBS dress and Jen is wearing the most amazing Valentino jacket ever!

Pippa is wearing a HOBBS dress and Jen is wearing the most amazing Valentino jacket ever!

Pippa and her daughter Maddy!

Pippa and her daughter Maddy!

These couture fashions are going to end up in one of the Houston Goodwill stores, in the boutique section.   We do not know what they will be individually priced at or which store they are going to.    We do know that it is always worth it to stop by your local Goodwill and shop!

 

 

 

This is just the beginning of how many handbags they will have at this event.

We were lucky enough to get a super exclusive sneak peek at the amazing selection of items that are going to be available at The Salvation Army Houston Chic Boutique After Sale from April 15th – April 18th, 2015.   Our normal MO is for Jen to hold the clothing while I take the pictures.  This proved to be a big mistake, as she got attached to almost everything she touched and yes, I had to pretty much pry her out of the building!

Here is a preview a some of the couture pieces we fell in love with.  Keep in mind these pieces aren’t going to be $10 – $20, but they are projected to be priced at around 10% of their retail prices…which is a steal since most of the items below retail for $500+!

CHANEL blouse and leather suit, ESCADA and ST JOHN COLLECTION suit

Chanel blouse and leather suit, and Escada and St. John Collection suits.

 

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Don’t miss this event!!  Come out and support The Salvation Army Greater Houston Command’s Women’s Auxiliary at their only fund raising event of the year!

Here are the sale details!

PREVIEW NIGHT “First Look” – requires a $20 donation to The Salvation Army at the door.

  • WHEN:
    • April 15th, 2015
  • WHERE:
    • 6010-C Washington Ave., Houston, TX
  • HOURS:
    • 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • ADMISSION:   $20 donation

FINAL DAYS – Free Admission

  • WHEN:
    • April 16th, 17th, and 18th
  • WHERE:
    • 6010-C Washington Ave., Houston, TX
  • HOURS:
    • 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • ADMISSION:  Free

**Just a note – the ladies of the Auxiliary are VERY busy preparing for this huge event.  Please do not call or contact them asking about prices or specific pieces that we have shown you.  They were so generous to allow us in to preview the sale and we certainly don’t want to create more work for them.  Your cooperation is greatly appreciated!  We promise you won’t be disappointed! 

We have to mention that this event is projected to raise over half a million dollars which will be put back into the Houston community, via grant requests.  What a perfect combination…shopping and giving back!

The location is in a shopping center in the round-about.  Here is a picture to help you find it!

 

Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Chic Boutique 6010 C Washington, Houston, TX

Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Chic Boutique
6010 C Washington, Houston, TX

Don’t miss our other articles about this sale:

 

Houston’s Best Kept Secret! From Chanel to Chico’s ~ Once a Year Sale! Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Chic Boutique

Sneak Peek ~ Chanel, Escada, Roberto Cavalli and More at Houston’s Hottest Sale!

Sneak Peek ~ Handbags, Shoes & Accessories at Houston’s Hottest Sale!

Sneak Peek ~ Prom Dresses, Trina Turk, Hale Bob, Tahari, Chico’s and More at Houston’s Hottest Sale!

Sneak Peek ~ Valentino, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior and More Couture at Salvation Army Chic Boutique Sale!

We found this FABULOUS Halston Designer evening gown for $2 at a Houston Family Thrift Center Outlet store!!!

“A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” -Coco Chanel

Nothing looks better on a woman than a well made dress!  We absolutely agree that although it might be hard to look past your environment when you are shopping a thrift store, with a little bit of vision, you can score some really amazing pieces.

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Similar Halston Heritage Gown for $455 HERE

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Many people are not cut out to shop in the outlet stores so we would like to share with you the types of amazing deals that are passed up on a regular basis in the Family Thrift Center retail stores.  The Halston dress we found in the Outlet was originally priced at $14.51 in the retail Family Thrift Center and then marked down to $7.57!  Since it still didn’t sell at $7.57, it was sent to the Outlet.  WOW!  We can’t even believe that this dressed wasn’t scooped up at the original $14.57 price!

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“Thrift stores are stuffed full of treasures, it is up to you to find them!”  -Too Cheap Blondes

To get more information about shopping at Family Thrift Center stores, click HERE.

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Last year we found this little vintage Ferragamo handbag at the Family Thrift Outlet store for $2.   The leather was in such poor condition we almost passed on it until we decided it was at least worth salvaging for the chain strap, which could be used as a belt or necklace.  CLICK HERE to read that blog post.

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This week we attended the 2015 reNew and reDo Fashion Chairs Kickoff Party at Neiman Marcus, requiring a step up from our everyday attire.   Jen decided she was going to wear this red dress by “Pink Tartan”, she had found it at Goodwill for $9.99 (similar retails for $395 at Saks Fifth Avenue).  We couldn’t decide on what necklace she should wear, then she remembered that little red handbag.  She removed the chain from the back and put it around her neck.  We instantly knew it was a winner when we saw the gold platform shoes!   Of course, the handbag was also a perfect match with her dress!

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Vintage Ferragamo purse $2.00 at Family Thrift Outlet ... similar being sold online for $450

Vintage Ferragamo purse $2.00 at Family Thrift Outlet … similar being sold online for $450

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