My Top 7 Thrift Store Shopping Tips

It wasn’t until recently that I started shopping thrift stores. The smell kinda skeezed me out, and they are full of discarded junk that no one wants. Broke vases, mismatched glasses, bad holiday decor, old pots and pans, 100s of vases you get from the floral shop, fake Coach purses…shelf after shelf after shelf of down right garbage, right? WRONG!

7 Thrift Store Shopping Tips - how to find the best stuff at vintage shops

You’ve read my estate sale post and online estate sale shopping post…so how do you find the diamond in the rough when thrifting? The hidden gems? Here are my top 7 thrift store shopping tips.

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Latest Trend — The Rugby Shirt

Yesterday I opened my new J.Crew catalog, and the rumors are true. It’s official, the rugby shirt is back in style. 1984 called J.Crew and said what the world need now is not just love, sweet love, but rather a re-release of a tomboy favorite. Slowly but surely the Save By The Bell look is making a comeback. I’ve seen mom jeans, tight rolled cuffies, choker necklaces and now this…well, technically this is not a comeback…probably more of a throwback…but still, if you can see passed the color, you’ll be drooling over a lot of pieces in this home.

The Rugby Shirt - New hot trend back in style from the 90s

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Broke Another One — Wine Glasses

Ah the wine glass…or as I refer to it — Big Karl (thank you Cougartown). Boy oh boy does that particular glassware get a workout around this house. But with heavy usage comes breakage. Sometimes they bite the dust in the dishwasher. Sometimes The Boy a guest has butterfingers. Even this girl has broken her fair share of wine glasses.

Wine Glasses - Round UpOh Wine Glass

After last year’s New Year’s Eve party, we were down to only a couple that survived, so we invested in two Riedel sets from Target. Nothing super fancy or flashy, but they had thinner glass felt good in my hand. As a plus, they all matched.

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Back To School — Dorm Room Essentials

And in the blink of an eye it’s mid August. How on earth is it back to school? I mean, where did summer even go? Since there’s no stopping time, we might as well embrace the fact that it’s time to shop for all your dorm room essentials. I’ve rounded up a boat load of cute, stylish items to make college life uniquely yours. But Kyla, I’m not in college? Don’t fret sweet thang, this little round up is still for you. Well, minus my dorm prank at the very end.

Cute backpack from Bando!I love this cute backpack from Bando! (Photo via Bando)

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Makers & Shakers — The Story Of A Rug Collector

Since I started this blog, I’ve met some incredibly talented people. Some artists, others collectors, some makers…all are pretty darn talented. Sometimes they’re nice enough to let me get up close and personal and share their story. Today I’m featuring Kim Gunter, rug collector extraordinaire and the brains behind Woven Abode.

Makers & Shakers — The Rug Collector Kim Gunter The Woven Abode

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