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

TSC Vlog – Last Minute Ideas for Party Dressing!


“I have no gift to bring, pa rum pum pum pum”

Happy Holidays, Comrades – Damn, it’s hard to be broke during this time of year.   The days are ticking down, and the list of things I want to give to so many people is so long it seems it will never end.  Today has been a day of discouragement and, at times, self-deprecation about my … 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

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

Maintaining a Positive Outlook

This post is a little off topic, but I think it’s pretty important, and actually integral to the spirit of Thrift Store Confidential. Maintaining a positive outlook during prolonged crisis is one of the trickiest things to do. Every ounce of media is focused on our recession; some of my favorite chain stores are e-mailing … 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

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