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. Advertisements

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


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 Inevitable Bed Bug Post – Are Thrift Stores Safe?

I really don’t want to write this post.  It’s the ugly, horrible thing that nobody in New York can talk about longer than 5 seconds before our collective skin begins to crawl.  Yes, New York, along with several other major U.S. Cities, is in the middle of a bed bug outbreak, and at the urging … Continue reading


Hello, Comrades! Updated for 2010, it’s the Thrift Store Confidential Back to School Special! The back to school season is upon us, and I really feel for the millions of parents in this economy who are faced with buying a new wardrobe for their kids.  Sure, you want your child to look good and to … Continue reading


Today I want you to consider looking at shoes in thrift stores. I know what you may be thinking. “Eeew! Somebody else’s feet have been in those!” While this is certainly true, would you feel the same if they were classic Chanel pumps, amazing Louboutin sandals or just totally sassy Halston wedges? For SEVENTEEN DOLLARS? … Continue reading

Tip of the Day: Blazers

So, I have my list of a few essential pieces my stylist suggested I add to my wardrobe. Among these was a dark, fitted short jacket to wear with jeans or over dresses. I found a beautiful light weight wool Tahari jacket, navy with small pin stripes at the Goodwill on 25th Street between 6th … Continue reading

Second Hand Guide to Tim Gunn’s 10 Essential Elements

First, I have to say that Tim Gunn is one of the best things to happen to American fashion in decades. He has impeccable taste to be sure, but coupled with his sincerity and genuine desire to see people looking their best, he’s a rara avis indeed. Tim put together a list of “10 Essential … Continue reading


The back to school season is upon us, and I really feel for the millions of parents in this economy who are faced with buying clothes for their kids for the start of the school year.  Sure, you want your kid to look good and to feel good about themselves, but very few people I … Continue reading

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