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

SALVATION ARMY COAT SALE VIDEO EXCLUSIVE!

Hi Comrades! We’re awfully excited over here, as this is our first near-full-length video, and it’s a treat.  The amazing folks over at the Salvation Army granted TSC an exclusive preview of their enormous, fabulous & infamous coat sale in December, and we’re honored to take it from them and give it straight to you. … Continue reading

Salvation Army Coat Sale Exclusive – COMING SOON!

Howdy, Comrades! Hope your  holidays were full of laughter, patience and joy!  BIG NEWS here at TSC – the amazing people of The Salvation Army gave TSC an exclusive sneak-peek at their legendary New York City coat sale earlier this month.  Yes, we got in early, yes we’ve got footage of it, and of course, … Continue reading

Last Salvation Army Coat Sale of the Year THIS SATURDAY, DEC. 4!

Hey there, you hungry, chilly Comrades! If you live anywhere near New York City, you’re in for a special treat with the Salvation Army’s Final Coat Sale, Saturday, December 4th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. at 536 West 46th Street in Manhattan.  People start lining up at around 8:00 a.m., jockeying for a spot at the … Continue reading

Woohoo! Goodwill Rewards Program!

Well now this is exciting to me.  Goodwill today launched a program that earns you a $10 credit for each $100 you spend in any store across the country.  I think every retailer should have a “frequent buyer” program (hello, Starbucks?!) – psychologically I feel it’s a big incentive for me to spend with that … Continue reading

Salvation Army Coat Sale Haul & How-To Guide!

An Insider’s Guide to the Salvation Army Coat Sale Next Sale November 6, 2010! Let me begin by saying that I’m still satisfying my shopping cravings while maintaining a somewhat monastic closet. This year, I’ve gotten rid of literally three carloads of stuff by either donating, giving to friends or selling on eBay – but … Continue reading

The Best Coat Sale in NYC and Cure Fall Home & Fashion Event – October 9, 2010 NYC

TSC Comrade Sale Alert!  Two AMAZING thrifty events this Saturday, October 9, 2010, NYC Salvation Army 2010 Winter Coat Sale and The Cure Thrift Shop Fall Home & Fashion Event First – the sale we’ve been waiting for!  The Salvation Army’s 2010 Winter Coat Sale Line up early, kids!  I go “blow by blow” with … Continue reading

Cure Thrift Shop! East Village, Manhattan

This week I had the extreme good fortune of stumbling on the Cure Thrift Shop in Manhattan’s East Village.  This place is an absolute gem, and all proceeds benefit the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation.  It’s ridiculously well-curated, and the prices are astounding, given the quality of the items and the way they’re so lovingly displayed. … Continue reading

Thrift Store Confidential’s Map of NYC Thrift Stores!

Hey there, TSC Comrades! If you live in and around NYC (or plan to visit), bookmark this handy guide to a thrifty city!  These are my favorite haunts, but I just KNOW there must be others – if you have stores to add, drop me an e-mail and we’ll spread the word!  Also, be sure … Continue reading

Calculate Your Donation Impact!

This is totally brilliant.  Goodwill Industries, who have been extremely impressive of late with their partnerships with the retail sector, have set up an ingenious “Impact Calculator” –  I added up a couple of jackets, sweaters and jeans just to check it out, and that results in 2 hours of resume preparation for a real-life … Continue reading

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