This month I decided to check out a new-to-me consignment store and was totally wowed over their selection. I didn’t actually think I was going to have any time to get to a thrift store, but my husband surprised me with a stop to my favorite location on my birthday weekend. And the whole family SCORED!
First up, I tried out Chic to Chic in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The store carried a TON of designer brands and the prices were pretty reasonable for what they were offering. I ended up buying two items:
Nice Things by Paloma S embroidered green sweater, $80
I wasn’t familiar with this brand, so I did a bit of googling and it is from Barcelona, Spain. This particular sweater has the original tags still attached for $139, which is consistent with pricing on their website. While $80 is a bit high for consignment, this sweater is brand new, beautifully made, and the beading is fantastic.
I love that it is a neutral color that will fit in with so many items in my closet, but the beads add a pretty touch. I can see me wearing this a million times with basically everything in my wardrobe. I wore it for the first time earlier this week with a black dress and zebra patterned flats.
Vince Striped Sweater, $12.50
I’m such a sucker for strips. And designer brands at low prices. I found this exact sweater online and it sold for $185. It is linen and slightly sheer, so I’ll probably have to layer it over a tank top. I love the dropped sleeves and swingy shape! It was also marked down (twice) to the clearance price of $12.50. YES, please! I can’t wait to pair this with my distressed boyfriend jeans, or skinny jeans and my studded motorcycle boots!
At the thrift store, I found a couple items for myself, a bunch of items for my husband and even some games for Jack.
Alfani dress, size 8, $9.99
I saw this sleeveless shirt dress on the rack and immediately was drawn to the fitted top and full skirt. It was a size 8 though and I tend to be a 10/12 in dresses… but I tried it on anyways and it fit! It is totally the kind of dress that makes me want to twirl around to take advantage of the pretty skirt. I googled Alfani dresses and it looks like they are sold at Macy’s for around $100 or so. I just wore this for the first time yesterday with an ALL thrifted outfit – see it here!
Jones New York knit top, medium, $5.99
So this top isn’t really too exciting, but I really like the heathered color. It’s a size medium, but fits generously. I feel like this will be a nice ‘around the house’ top for me to wear with jeans or sweatpants, as it is super soft and comfy.
VanHeusen Traveler men’s shirt, XL – $5.99
I saw this button up shirt on the thrift store rack and immediately made my husband try it on over his tee… and it fit great. Love that this is the Traveler style that doesn’t need to be ironed! I found this same shirt on the Kohl’s website with a retail price of $60 and currently on sale for $30. This will go great with my husband’s suit for our upcoming cruise.
100% silk ties, $6.99 each
I’ve never bothered to look through the tie section before, but as we were about to leave my husband suggested we check it out. There were probably hundreds of ties there! From left to right, these are Nicole Miller, Jos A Bank Executive Collection, Gutteridge Dal 1878, and US Polo Assn.
The most interesting tie was the one with a Gutteridge Dal 1878 tag. I did some googling and it appears that Gutteridge Dal 1878 is an Italian brand that has been around since 1878. The brand is sold in Italy at only 60 boutiques and they are known for their timeless style. It looks like their ties typically sell for 42 euros, which is about $50.
Vineyard Vines flying fish 100% silk tie, $9.99
I wish Travis loved the design of this tie, because it is handmade, 100% silk and still has the tags on it! Vineyard Vines ties are sold on their website for $85, which makes this $10 purchase a steal. I bought this specifically to resell on Poshmark or eBay. It is a beautiful tie and I hope it finds a good home!
Assorted Games, $1.99 – $2.99
We ended up getting a Bionic Bug set (retail: $20), Hedbandz (retail: $20), Angry Birds (retail: no idea) and Cranium Big Book of Outrageous Fun (retail $20). We spent $11 on everything and EVERY SINGLE BOX was unopened. Isn’t that crazy?! So far Jack has played with the Angry Birds set and LOVED it!
Did you have any luck thrifting this month? Share your scores!