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

The Donate Movement – Photo Contest!

The Good People of Goodwill are at it again!  This time, they’ve come up with an ingenious little contest that sparks creativity, increases awareness, and awards fabulous prizes from Levi’s and Flip! With all of the wickedly creative folks reading this blog, I know you can come up with something that’ll for sure turn heads! … Continue reading

Housing Works “Bride on a Buck” NYC Event Tomorrow (10/20)

Well, my darling geniuses at Housing Works are upping the ante once again with a terrific event. I’m under the wire here with posting this, but you’ve just got to know about it.  If you live in or are visiting the NYC area, you’re just going to fall head over heels with the deals on … 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

Fall Fashion Survival Guide Chapter 1 – How Do I Stay Current on a Budget?

I will always feel a sense of promise from the Fall, maybe harkening back to my youth when it was time to go back to school; meeting new friends and learning new things.  Fall can also, if I’m honest, be a time of dread when it comes to wardrobe.  Shop windows literally purr at me … Continue reading

The Concept of “Enough.”

I think we all share a fantasy about winning the lottery or inheriting an unexpected fortune; finding cash on the street or a goldmine at a garage sale or thrift store.  Especially now, as so many are struggling, these thoughts can turn obsessive.  Before I fall asleep, often I’ll find myself thinking, “maybe I’ll win … Continue reading

Thrift Store Dress On The Red Carpet!

Good morning, TSC Comrades! This article warms my heart in such a huge way – enormous TSC Salute to Drew Barrymore for her creativity and panache! Drew Barrymore’s $25 Red Carpet Hit by Ariel Kaiser, The Thread Stylist, on Thu Aug 12, 2010 4:47pm PDT Talk about mixing high and low fashion! What did the … Continue reading

The Reason We Do This

“Enjoying your thrift store info a lot. I am still in Oklahoma, raising 4 beauties and a set of twins to boot! I am clothing all of us on a dime! It is hard to know how to dress now, I have lost my fashion sense. but your blog is helping. Thank you! Have a … Continue reading

Experts: Ansel Adams Photos Found at Garage Sale Worth $200 Million

Howdy, TSC comrades! Today on CNN, it was reported that glass plate negatives a man in California bought at a garage sale – for $45 – are actual Ansel Adams originals, thought to be destroyed in a fire! They’re worth over $200,000,000.  Not that you’ll find a Van Gogh in your local thrift store or … Continue reading

Housing Works!

Housing Works is one of my favorite organizations of all time – it’s a community action organization that really brings the WOW factor to thrift store shopping!  It has become chic for fashionistas and stylists to volunteer their time for the shops, displays and loading docks, and the country’s most high-end designers consider it an … Continue reading

  • Any fool can spend money. It takes intelligence, creativity and bravery to get what you want at the price you can reasonably afford.