I’m super excited to share my August thrift finds because almost every single one came from a ‘crappy thrift store that never has anything good’. According to me. So, this month’s haul just goes to show you that with a little bit of luck, you can find AWESOME items at the thrift store. Even the ‘crappy’ ones!
3 Tupperware storage bins, $1.99 each
First up are these handy storage bins. I actually picked them up and put them back three times or so before kicking myself and buying them. For $2 per bin, it was worth the risk of not having an exact job for them. Of course, within a day two of them are already in use around my house… so once again a lesson to myself to just BUY storage stuff when I see it rather than needing it and having to go buy it full priced at Target!
Goverre Portable stemless wine glass, $2.99
How cool is this grown up sippy cup for wine?! This was new in-the-box when I saw it at the thrift store for $3 and I figured it was perfect for those on-the-couch-wine-sipping days! I looked up the brand and apparently this item was on Shark Tank, so that’s pretty cool. I will say that this wine glass is HUGE, so I have to be careful about not filling it too high and then wondering why the world is starting to spin!
Andrew Marc leather purse, $29.99
At the thrift store, paying $30 for a purse is super expensive! However, I did a ton of research and apparently these bags go for $450 – $650 (I actually posted all about my stalking here) The bag is gorgeous and so well made… as soon as the weather starts to cool down for Fall, I’ll be switching over!
Maeve embroidered dress, $8
On the way to a doctor’s appointment, I noticed a little hole-in-the-wall consignment/thrift shop. I had about 20 minutes, so I stopped in and did a quick lookie loo through the ladies’ section. They had a few dresses that made it into the dressing room, but this one is the only one that made me want to rip the tag off and wear it immediately.
It’s one of my favorite Anthropologie brands, Maeve, and the cotton is so soft and flowy. I also really like the netting and embroidery accents at the top and hem of the dress. There is a slight tear on the v-neckline, but it looks like an easy fix with a needle and some thread.
Ann Taylor eyelet strapless dress, $3.50
After that doctor’s appointment, I had another 30 minutes before my next appointment so I made a stop into the crappy Goodwill that never has anything good. Within about 15 minutes I came across this dress and threw it into my cart to try on. I need someone to zip me up, but other than that the fit is fantastic and the dress is in perfect condition.
I looked it up on the Ann Taylor website and it was sold 3 years ago for $179. The checkout lady must have liked me or the Goodwill must have been having a sale, because she gave it to me for half off the regular dress price! I’m already excited to wear this to my brother’s wedding rehearsal and rehearsal dinner in a couple weeks with some strappy sandals.
White House Black Market sweater, $5.99
I wasn’t even looking in the sweater section, but this sparkly sweater called my name when I raced past towards the dressing rooms. The buttons are pretty metal snaps and in person the gold thread is super sparkly. Apparently similar sweaters go for $79 on the White House Black Market website, but I got this one for $6 thrifted!
Calvin Klein faux wrap dress, $3.99
After my last appointment of the day, I stopped by one last thrift store… another one where I hardly ever find anything I like. And once again, I found a few winners! Even better, the nice checkout man decided to ring my dresses up a ‘sleeveless tops’ so they only cost me $4 each!
First, this dress. It had the tag cut out, so I had no idea what size or what brand it was when I tried it on. It fit great though, so I bought it. There was one interior tag with a RN number on it, which lead me to believe it was by Calvin Klein… seems about right. Love the fall colors of this dress and I can see me wearing it a ton to work throughout the year!
Leota sweetheart neckline dress, $3.99
My purple Leota dress just made my Summer Favorites post last week! When I saw this Leota dress, I originally thought it would be too big, because it is marked as an extra-large. I thought I could maybe tailor it myself if needed, but when I tried it on it fit exactly the same as my large one.
I love the ¾ sleeves and pretty green and black pattern on this dress. It also has a sweetheart neckline that is super pretty. This dress sold for $148 on the Leota website, so I’m pretty happy to have gotten it for $4! This is another one that will get lots of wear, both with bare legs and with black fleece-lined tights in the winter.
I initially picked up this organizer thinking my husband could use it in his garage. But then, I got kind of attached to it. I’ve been cleaning out my sewing/embroidery area in my office and this organizer will be great for all my needles, thread, etc. I might even get super nerdy and use my label maker to label each drawer… blog post forthcoming!
TYLHO Gingham dress, $3.99
I looooove this dress and even though it is a medium, I tried to shove myself into it. However, it was (of course) too small on me. TYLHO is an Anthropologie brand though and the dress retailed for $168, so I figured I’d buy it and resell it for a profit. I paid $4 for the dress and sold it within 24 hours for $43. I made $39 profit on this dress, which paid for the rest of the entire day’s thrifting (I spent a total of $36 on the 5 dresses, the sweater and the organizer).
I actually figured I wouldn’t have much of a thrift haul post for you all because I didn’t have time to run out to the “good” thrift stores. But this really goes to show that there is great stuff to be found everywhere!
Did you have any luck thrifting this month? Share your scores!