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Thrift Chic!

Hi Comrades! A little inspiration to start your week off right; I pulled together all of these little outfits in less than half an hour at Goodwill to show you what’s possible if you open your mind (and walk into a thrift store)!   More of these type of posts to come! In the meantime, … Continue reading

TSC Second-Hand News! RuPaul’s Drag Race: Queens Get Thrifty!

<a href=”http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/2147231/thrift-store-confidential?claim=2rg7y7nqrrd”>Follow my blog with bloglovin</a> Happy Monday, Comrades! There’s nothing about this article from People Magazine I don’t love. I don’t know whether to post it under Men’s or Women’s Fashion (or Tips & Tricks)…either way, God Save the Queens! RuPaul Drag Race Season 3 Premiere : People.com.

Pot of Gold!

TSC Exclusive – Salvation Army Makeover!

Hi Comrades! Exciting first-hand news here on the second-hand front! The Salvation Army, as most of us are aware, have been “Doing the Most Good” for generations.  Hard-core thrifters flock to their stores, and revenues benefit real people in real need. In an enormous effort to give existing shoppers a more pleasant experience, appeal to … Continue reading

TSC Second-Hand News! The late, great American consumer | Philadelphia Inquirer

Hi comrades! Great article from the Philadelphia Inquirer offering a frank look at the state of the economy and what people are doing to embrace thrift. The late, great American consumer | Philadelphia Inquirer | 01/20/2011.

"Monsters in Landscapes 02," by Tim Elliott

The Art of Repurposing

Being the daughter and granddaughter of artists, this subject is one of my nearie-dearies. To me there’s nothing better than the smell of turpentine in the morning.  I try, in various spurts of enthusiasm, to step up to my genetic calling, but, satisfied for the moment at being a neophyte, I absolutely revel in cleverness … Continue reading

TSC Second-Hand News! Helping the Environment, One Stitch at a Time – Los Alamitos-Seal Beach, CA Patch

Hi Comrades! This amazing woman crochets bedmats for the homeless and yoga mats from trash bags.  Find her, follow her, support her.  Brilliant! Helping the Environment, One Stitch at a Time – Los Alamitos-Seal Beach, CA Patch.

...out of the frying pan

What Not to Donate

Most of us know that donating gently-used, unwanted items to a local thrift store helps the store, the community, and those of us who like to shop in them! What many folks aren’t aware of, however, is that tons of tons of donations are unsellable and not only cost the thrift stores thousands in hauling … Continue reading

TSC Spotlight! The Super-Awesome Thrift Shopper.com!

Whether you’re a Salvation Army Veteran or a Second Hand Virgin, run, don’t walk, to TheThriftShopper.Com.  It’s an enormous site that is an all-encompassing destination for thrifters. At the forefront (to my mind, as a shopper), is their enormous and beautiful national thrift store directory –  plug in a zip code and *shazam* all the … Continue reading

TSC Second-Hand Article! How to Raise a Thrift Store-Loving Kid from Planet Green

Hi Comrades! Found this fantastic article today on introducing kids to thrift store shopping and wanted to share it with you all. Check it out! How to Raise a Thrift Store-Loving Kid – Planet Green. Thanks and all best, Nicole & the TSC Team

Psh. Make fashion work for you!

The Savvy Gal’s Guide to Downsizing

Psh. Make fashion work for you! Hi Comrades! As the economy slowly begins to show signs of life, hundreds of thousands of us are left having taken on the chin an enormous financial hit.  Talk shows and websites are alive with advice on how to roll over your 401k, how to prepare a proper budget, … Continue reading

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