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The Annual Pink Elephant Sale is the oldest rummage sale in Houston!

The Annual Pink Elephant Sale is the oldest rummage sale in Houston!

Imagine a thrift store, antique store and garage sale all rolled into one big rummage sale under the same roof!   That is the perfect way to describe the River Oaks Garden Club’s “64th Annual Pink Elephant Sale.”  We are able to give you a sneak peek at just a fraction of the items that will be available.  Keep in mind, this was one of the first days they started sorting through all of the items that have been donated to them all year long, we just scratched the surface on all the amazing treasures that will be there!

(You can also watch a preview of the sale on “Stretch Your Dollar” ABC13 (Houston), with Patricia Lopez on October 15th at 5:40 a.m. and 4:55 p.m.)

If you have never tried thrifting, this would be the perfect introduction.  You don’t have to drive from store to store, everything is in one location.  While the prices for items aren’t going to be rock bottom cheap, there will definitely be all of the designer-type clothing we like at deeply discounted prices (about 10% of retail).

We do not know the prices on the items yet, they were just starting to sort through them, we just want to share a sneak peek of the types of items that will be there!

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Here are the sale details!

  • The Pink Elephant Sale is Houston’s oldest and largest rummage sale!
  • Admission is only $1 (cash only).
  • No credit cards accepted – cash or check only.
  • Free parking.
  • WHEN:
    • Friday-Saturday, Oct 16th – 17th, 2015.
  • WHERE:
    • Bayou City Event Center
      9401 Knight Road, 77054
  • HOURS:
    • Friday, October 16th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 17th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Here are the reviews on this sale that we have done over the past few years:

Sneak Peek of Housewares  HERE

Sneak Peek of Clothing HERE

Full Review of the River Oaks Garden Club Pink Elephant Sale HERE

ABC13 “Stretch Your Dollar”  HERE

History:

The forerunner of this fantastic sale was known as the River Oaks Green Market. It was started during WWII to make “bundles for Britain,” to sell produce from victory gardens, and to resell hard-to-find items. From these modest beginnings, the sale has grown into an annual event that draws customers from all over Houston and surrounding areas.

Proceeds from the Pink Elephant Sale benefit the Houston community through education, conservation, environmental programs, beautification projects, and scholarships.

For more information, contact:
The River Oaks Garden Club
713-523-2483  or website HERE

 

 

You know how we love to share with you all the thrifty places to shop in Houston and Epic Thrift Store is a new store that just opened up in the 1960/I-45 area.   We happened to drop by on a day when everything was 50% off everything in the store, so the tags you see were half of that amount!

Epic Thrift Store
310 FM 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77090

HERE is a link to their website.

Epic Thrift  310 FM 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77090

Epic Thrift
310 FM 1960 Rd W, Houston, TX 77090

Here are a few of the things we found:

JCREW cardigan

JCREW cardigan

Eddie Bauer leather  and shearling vest, retailed $299

Eddie Bauer leather and shearling vest, retailed $299

Cashmere Overcoat

Cashmere Overcoat

Ralph Lauren reversible vest

Ralph Lauren reversible vest

Calvin Klein riding boots

Calvin Klein riding boots

Free People Sweater

Free People Sweater

Anthropologie cashmere, angora sweater

Anthropologie cashmere, angora sweater

Anthropologie sweater

Anthropologie sweater

One of our thrift store followers sent us this picture of a raccoon fur coat he found for $69.99 and with the 50% discount he got it for $35.   He had it appraised at Sakowitz Furs here in Houston, it was valued at $7000.

Raccoon Fur Coat was $69.99 (50% off made it $35)

Raccoon Fur Coat was $69.99 (50% off made it $35)

 

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Epic Thrift Store

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Here is a schedule of their weekly sales.

Here is a schedule of their weekly sales.

 

 

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 were lucky enough to get a super exclusive sneak peek at the items that are going to be available at The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Chic Boutique After Sale from April 15th – April 18th, 2015.  We have shown you everything from amazing high-end couture labels, to fabulous name brands sold in department stores.  There is something for everyone and we hope you enjoy this sale that benefits Houston-area community.  This event is projected to raise over half a million dollars, which will be put back into the community, via grant requests.

Sneak Peek at Salvation Army Boutique Sale

Sneak Peek at The Salvation Army Chic Boutique After Sale

All kinds of sizes!

A wide variety of sizes will be available!

Prom is right around the corner and we found a great selection of gowns to choose from.

Here are some of the evening gowns that will be available.

Here are some of the evening gowns that will be available.

Here are a few of our favorite evening gowns/dresses.

Here are a few of our favorite evening gowns/dresses.

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Don’t miss this event!!  Come out and support The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary at their only fund raising event of the year!  Don’t forget to look for us there!

Read more 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!

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

 

 

Everyone knows that we are the Queens of Thrift.  Pippa and I are masters at finding beautiful pieces for $2…but we know that’s not always possible, even for us.  I also have a confession to make, I love couture clothing and although it’s not impossible to find it in a thrift store, it’s not always easy and sometimes I have to bite the bullet and up my budget a little bit.

Last year, Pippa and I were asked to cover The Women’s Home Cottage’s ReNew and ReDux charity fashion show.  One of the main draws of this event is the pop-up shopping boutique where attendees can shop for amazing new and gently used designer duds before and after the runway show.  As you can tell by the photo below, I, along with my good friend The Vintage Contessa, did some damage at the boutique.  My favorite buy was an amazing, brand new with tags, Oscar de la Renta dress with matching cashmere shrug.  The retail price on this outfit is right at $4,000.  I paid $200 at the sale.

Shopping at the ReNew and reDo Fashion Show

Shopping at the ReNew and reDo Fashion Show

For our dedicated readers, you may be shocked that I paid $200 for anything, but let me tell you, you can feel EVERY dollar of this amazing outfit.  The quality of materials and workmanship in this dress and sweater are unparalleled to anything you can buy at the mall.  As soon as I put on this dress, I felt like a million bucks.  I received so many random compliments from strangers on how beautiful my dress was.  My confidence was sky high.

Jen and The Vintage Contessa

Jen and The Vintage Contessa

So, the point of this post is to reiterate, that even though the initial dollar amount may sound high, if you’re getting a good quality item at a great deal, then it’s worth it to spend a little extra money.  Think of it as an investment piece.  I can easily see me hanging on to this dress for at least the next 10 years…and it definitely will have many more years of wear left in it far beyond 10 years.

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The next time you are at a charity fashion sale and you find yourself flipping through racks of higher than expected price tags, take a moment to ask yourself (once you get over the sticker shock) if the piece is actually worth investing a little more money in if you have it to spare.  If you’re paying 10% or less than retail then it’s a no brainer…buy it!  Click on this to read our  “11 BEST Tips for Thrift Store Shopping”.

Pop-up shop at Women's Home Fashion Show

Pop-up shop at Women’s Home Fashion Show

Happy shopping!  We hope to see you at the upcoming Salvation Army’s Chic Boutique sale (April 15th – 18th), as well as this year’s ReNew and ReDo fashion event happening on August 19th, 2015.

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If you are interested in all of the articles we did last year with “ReNew reDo” click HERE

We seriously don’t know where to even begin with showing you guys all of the lovely things we found on this sneak peek preview of The Salvation Army Greater Houston Command’s Women’s Auxiliary’s Chic Boutique Sale!

(There will be jewelry, but it wasn’t ready yet.  We can’t wait to see those treasures!)

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

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

 

A few classic CHANEL handbags!

A few classic CHANEL handbags!

 

These are a few unique bags that stood out.  The black suede/fur is made by Swarovski.

These are a few unique bags that stood out. The black suede/fur is made by Swarovski.

 

Vintage fur hat and muff

Vintage fur hat and muff

 

We found some gorgeous scarves!

We found some gorgeous scarves!

 

Tables and tables and tables of shoes!

Tables and tables and tables of shoes!

 

CHANEL shoes!

CHANEL shoes!

 

Valentino and Tory Burch shoes

Valentino and Tory Burch shoes

BURBERRY & ST JOHN shoes

Burberry & St. John shoes

JIMMY CHOO & PRADA shoes!

Jimmy Choo & Prada shoes!

GUCCI shoes!

Gucci shoes!

All kinds of boots will be at the sale, more coming in every day!

All kinds of boots will be at the sale, more coming in every day!

Kate Spade shoes

Kate Spade shoes

**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!  

Read more 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!

This sale is separated into two different events.

PREVIEW NIGHT “First Look” (and Purchase!) – 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

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

The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command’s Women’s Auxiliary Chic Boutique

You know we love to share with you where to shop and save money in Houston.   When Jen and I stopped by The Salvation Army Greater Houston Area Command’s Women’s Auxiliary Chic Boutique, the lovely ladies were hard at work preparing for this upcoming, once a year, sale.  They graciously allowed us to take pictures to show you, in advance, a sample of the items that will be for sale.  We have so many amazing items to share with you, we are breaking this up into several different posts.  Be prepared to be completely blown away by everything from high-end couture clothing, down to fabulous name brands sold in department stores.  Most items will be sold for approximately 10% or less of retail prices!

As they advertise, we did find name brands ranging from Chanel to Chico’s!  Join us the next few days as we share with you some of the items that women with some of the BEST closets in Houston have donated for this sale.

Chanel to Chico's .... Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Chic Boutique

Chanel to Chico’s ….
Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary Chic Boutique

Here are the sale details!

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!

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! 

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Make sure to follow us so you can get the updates on all of our finds, as we take you through each part of the sale!

(We will have a few live clips from this shopping event with FOX 26 on April 14th, during the 8:00 and 9:00 a.m. hour.)

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

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The River Oaks Garden Club’s Pink Elephant sale this year broke all previous sales and attendance records!!  Attendance at the event was nearly double from last year!  The sale’s revenue was also way up over previous years’!!  We received an e-mail from the River Oaks Garden Club telling us that they had people in line starting at 9 p.m. the night before the sale!  Folks, this is a rummage sale, not the release of a new iPhone!  Outstanding!!!  We heard that it took about 45 minutes to get the 9 a.m. line of people inside the door, and then the line didn’t slow down until sometime in the afternoon.   The sale had steady attendance throughout Friday and Saturday.

Here’s out favorite part of the story, when the ladies of the Garden Club asked people how they heard about the sale, many said they had been coming for years, but the vast majority said Channel 13, Facebook, or the Internet.  According to the ladies, all of those are directly attributable to Too Cheap Blondes.
We are so floored and thrilled that the sale did so well, especially since all of the proceeds go directly back into the Houston community.  We are so proud to have helped the Club get the word out about their sale and couldn’t be more pleased with the phenomenal results.
This is why we blog about thrifting…stories like this!  We love it when the opportunity to give back arises and look forward to working with the Garden Club next year as well.
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You know we love to share with you where to find the best deals in Houston.  Understandably, we were quite excited when we were asked by ABC Channel 13’s Patricia Lopez to do a segment covering Houston’s oldest running rummage sale!  We hope you enjoy this unprecedented sneak peek of the River Oaks Garden Club’s annual Pink Elephant Sale.     When Jen and I stopped by the staging area yesterday, everyone was hard at work preparing for this sale.  The lovely ladies of the Club graciously allowed us to take pictures to show you, in advance, a sample of the items that will be for sale at the Pink Elephant Sale, located at the Bayou City Event Center, featuring 21,750 square feet of shopping!   We have so much to share with you we are breaking this up into two segments, housewares and clothing.

The “Stretch your Dollar” segment will air on Thursday, October 16, ABC Channel 13 at 5:45 a.m. and 4:55 p.m.

Here are the sale details before we get to the pictures!

  • The Pink Elephant Sale is Houston’s oldest and largest rummage sale!
  • Admission is only $1 (cash only).
  • No credit cards accepted – cash or check only.
  • WHEN:
    • Friday-Saturday, Oct 17-18, 2014.
  • WHERE:
    • Bayou City Event Center
      9401 Knight Road, 77054
  • HOURS:
    • Friday, October 17th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Saturday, October 18th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Check out our post we did about last year’s Pink Elephant Sale HERE.

 

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This headboard was made from an iron gate … really unique!

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History:

The forerunner of this fantastic sale was known as the River Oaks Green Market. It was started during WWII to make “bundles for Britain,” to sell produce from victory gardens, and to resell hard-to-find items. From these modest beginnings, the sale has grown into an annual event that draws customers from all over Houston and surrounding areas.

Proceeds from the Pink Elephant Sale benefit the Houston community through education, conservation, environmental programs, beautification projects, and scholarships.

For more information, contact:
The River Oaks Garden Club
713-523-2483  or website HERE

Here is a Sneak Peek of ROGC Pink Elephant Sale ~ Clothing

Any items that catch your eye?   Have you been to a rummage sale lately?

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        Be sure and follow us on Facebook HERE, we post new finds every day!

 Houston’s Oldest Rummage Sale “Annual Pink Elephant Sale” by River Oaks Garden Club

Jen and I have heard about this amazing ANNUAL PINK ELEPHANT SALE, hosted by the River Oaks Garden Club.

This is the biggest rummage sale we have ever been to!
We are so thrilled that we went to this event and will definitely return next year!

The Annual Pink Elephant Sale is the oldest rummage sale in Houston!

The Annual Pink Elephant Sale is the oldest rummage sale in Houston!

This is the ultimate garage sale and you know how not every garage sale (or thrift store) are the same!

You will find Designer Clothing in the Boutique, children’s clothes, vintage items, antiques, furniture, jewelry, shoes, accessories, books and even plants!

A few details for you:

  • This is Houston’s Oldest Rummage Sale!
  • CASH or CHECK ONLY…SORRY, NO CREDIT CARDS
  • $1 Admission
  • Bayou City Event Center
    9401 Knight Road
    Houston, TX 77045

Now, lets get started on all the fun pictures …

What a luxurious location for a rummage sale!

What a luxurious location for a rummage sale!

Jen looking through the boutique section.

Jen looking through the boutique section.

Look at this cute Tory Burch skirt for only $16

Look at this cute Tory Burch skirt for only $16

This vintage jacket had Jens name all over it plus several women hovering close-by to snatch it up!

This vintage jacket had Jens name all over it plus several women hovering close-by to snatch it up!

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes!

Shoes, Shoes, Shoes!

Boutique section of the Pink Elephant Rummage Sale

Boutique section of the Pink Elephant Rummage Sale

Many of the clothing still had original tags like this darling Miss Me dress!

Many of the clothing still had original tags like this darling Miss Me dress!

 

Jen got this stunning silk long ball gown skirt for $10

Jen got this stunning silk long ball gown skirt for $10

This exquisite handmade gown attracted several other intrested buyers.

This exquisite handmade  dress /gown attracted several other intrested buyers.

Look at this adorable Lesley Evers dress for $16 (retails for $268) ... it looks very similar to a Tory Burch dress.

Look at this adorable Lesley Evers dress for $16 (retails for $268) … it looks very similar to a Tory Burch dress.

Jen examining a vintage beaded dress, this still had the original tags on it!

Jen examining a vintage beaded dress, this still had the original tags on it!

Neiman Marcus leather jacket in the boutique

Neiman Marcus leather jacket in the boutique

Cute JCREW skirt for $10

Cute JCREW skirt for $10

Look at these beaded handbags!

Look at these beaded handbags!

Prices

Prices

The Childrens section

The Childrens section

This is the non-boutique section ... so much to choose from!

This is the non-boutique section … so much to choose from!

Furniture

Furniture

Vintage baby crib

Vintage baby crib

Bolts of fabric from the linen section

Bolts of fabric from the linen section

The designer and fine jewelry was kept in cases.  Some amazing finds!

The designer and fine jewelry was kept in cases. Some amazing finds!

More designer and sterling silver jewelry

More designer and sterling silver jewelry

Unique household items

Unique household items

Sparkly things!  :)

Sparkly things! 🙂

The River Oaks Garden Club selling plants from Bayou Bend Gardens, local nurseries and other gardens

The River Oaks Garden Club selling plants from Bayou Bend Gardens, local nurseries and other gardens

Books

Books

Bayou City Event Center
9401 Knight Road
Houston, TX 77045

Located just south of Downtown and the Texas Medical Center
There are approximately 700 surface parking spaces available at no charge.

History:

The forerunner of this fantastic sale was known as the River Oaks Green Market. It was started during WWII to make “bundles for Britain,” to sell produce from victory gardens, and to resell hard-to-find items. From these modest beginnings, the sale has grown into an annual event that draws customers from all over Houston and surrounding areas.

Proceeds from the Pink Elephant Sale benefit the Houston community through education, conservation, environmental programs, beautification projects, and scholarships.

For more information, contact:
The River Oaks Garden Club
713-523-2483  or website HERE

Jen Meneely www.shopjenscloset.com

Pippa Williams www.shopwithpippa.com