Back in November, I announced a new project for 2018! I picked up the “Houston’s Finest Thrift & Consignment Stores” calendar at the Assistance League Thrift Shop, and I plan to visit each thrift store of the month sometime during that month! And you’re invited!
MAM Resale Shop is HUGE with everything from fabric to books to furniture to clothing for men, women and children!
There is even a well-stocked boutique section with designer pieces at a great price!
Like most non-profit thrift stores, MAM Resale Shop is staffed largely by volunteers. We encountered one volunteer who said her years of volunteering have been the best of her life! That’s quite an endorsement! Apparently MAM Resale is second in Houston for generating proceeds to support community endeavours. MAM helps “nearly 5,000 local families each year to stay in their homes, stay healthy, and learn skills to become more independent.”
This is what I’m getting at when I say shopping can support your community. If you’re going to shop anyway, make wise decisions to make the most of your consumer power. That is all.
With some shoes in our carts, we hit the clothing racks! There was a huge selection sorted by colour, with some racks designated for plus sizes and specific brands (Chicos, White House Black Market)…
All in all, it was a fruitful and fun thrift stop! MAM Resale Shop has regular sales AND today, Saturday January 27, 2018, they are having a 50% sale in the entire store. SO GO. Drop everything and go.
Stay tuned for February’s featured thrift shop and excursion! I will announce where I’m going and when via Instagram and Facebook and would love to meet more of the Houston thrifting community! Happy Thrifting!
Wow! A great store and some terrific finds. Our thrift stores in BC sure don’t have stuff like that, but we’re in California for a week next month, so maybe there ….
It’s always fun to do some road trip thrifting! I think it’s more about the frequency of the visits increasing one’s odds! 😉 I’ve had good luck in Kelowna!
Thank you for the wonderful write up!! We have the best volunteers and get amazing donations. I am the volunteer coordinator and have the best job! I get to work with amazing people and shop!
My pleasure! Thank YOU for all you do! My sister and I came back to MAM on Wednesday and had another fruitful visit! The store has such a wonderful culture – everyone is happy and patient… That is remarkable! So many stores and businesses ought to take notes from MAM! MAM will be a regular stop for me and anyone who visits me! xoxoxo
What a cool, fun trip you had, and that looks like a great store! I think your project idea is so cool, I might try it here in the Tampa area! Nice scores!
Thanks! Great idea! I was lucky to find that calendar which was being sold a fundraiser. I wonder if there’s something similar in your area. Even if not, it would be easy enough to pick a store each month from Yelp and check it out! Would love to see what you find!