GoodWill Winners

I don't know if it was a sign of the economy or what but both of the Goodwills I went with a girlfriend to this afternoon were packed. I'm not complaining that more people are turning to resell clothes. I am a great proponent for one main reason. With so much good stuff already out there why buy new? There were people out today that looked like they didn't usually shop thrift along with the regulars. My husband refuses to buy any clothes new since I can get him 10 shirts for what it would cost for one new. If he doesn't like any of them I bring home he immediately gives it away to Goodwill, no harm. I am more of a hoarder of clothes but I have actually given away over 5 bags to Goodwill this year. I'm trying to take a bag out for every bag I bring in now but it doesn't always work out. On more than one occasion I have pulled something out at my local GW, started to admire it and then realized that I had actually donated it for one reason or another.

Today I got him 6 work shirts, including the washable linen and black silk in the picture above. He likes all but 1 of them. I got myself 5 shirts including the light blue one above and a wild swimsuit cover up in the picture for the cruise this summer and a pair of jeans. I also got the cute black and white shoes, the metal necklace hanger, and the fold up wine rack that I will use as a display at my craft shows for wrist cuffs. I like that it folds up so it won't take up any room in the car. The one casualty was the lovely mug that tragically didn't survive the trip home. All of this for less than $50. I spent almost 1/4 of that amount on dinner afterwards.


Sinclair said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE thrift store shopping. Yesterday, I got 4 pair of knitting needles (25 cents per pair), a rug making book, two cross stitch design books, 3 quilting books, a beadweaving book, and two home schooling books (50 cents per book). Some were hardback. All in good condition. Original retail price of all books together=$76.63. My thrift store price: $4.50. LOVE IT!

Body Natural Soap said...

I love goodwill both for my donations and to buy. It is the best place to pick stuff up for Halloween and a lot of quality kids clothes can be found there.

storybeader said...

wow, I love that wine rack. I, too, like things that fold up to nothing!

Jenny's Vegcafe said...

Good stuff. I have pretty much stopped buying anything for Jon at a thrift store since he complains about it so much. But, half of the kids clothes and mine come from the thrift store. It's the first place I go when I'm looking for something.

Gray Eyed Scorpio said...

Hurray! Glad you enjoyed a fun afternoon of thrifting.

I have also noticed a rise in the number of shoppers for second hand goods. Sometimes there are no parking spots to be found in O'Fallon.


(c) Lenox Knits, 2009|Created by NSD