Did YOU celebrate the big holiday yesterday?!! Okay, maybe it hasn’t achieved stat holiday status, but National Thrift Shop Day happens every August 17th and is a great excuse to head out for a little thrifting! That’s just what I did with my new friend Laurie, followed by festive bevvies (which in the blazing August sun of Houston means margaritas), so basically I had the best day ever!
We went to Family Thrift Center, a different location from my inaugural visit. Turns out, this location works differently – items are individually priced, so not quite the same amazing deals but comparable to Goodwill, and everything is organized!!!
Hallelujah! Well, I guess it’s a trade-off. More organization means less treasure hunting, so you decide what kind of thrifting you want to do and plan accordingly. This store was MASSIVE and might be overwhelming for some…
Let’s start with the things I scanned in the aisles then I’ll share what I tried on and what I bought! I knew it was going to be a good haul…
I was a little discouraged about the lack of clothing scores but…
Last but not least, I found a cute bag! However, there was no price tag and the clerk grabbed it from me and declared that she couldn’t sell it to me because there was no price tag and the managers were on lunch. Excuse me?! I protested four times, literally. “There must be someone here who can put on a price.” No. “That is not reasonable.” (silence) “I’m not able to come back.” (blank stare) “There must be an option.” Finally, she spoke in Spanish to another clerk and neither made eye contact with me when they declared the price to be $6.56. Yes, I’ll take it.
Sheesh. I was NOT pleased with that closing impression of you, Family Thrift Center, and that makes two negative experiences in as many visits for a perfectly nice Canadian thrift enthusiast. I hope this trend does not continue.
Despite the ending, I had a great time with Laurie – who scored a NWT Anthro tee in the perfect shade of green for $7, check out her IG story for details – and found some great pieces! How about YOU? Did you celebrate this auspicious holiday?!! What did YOU score?! Do share because the victory is all the more sweet when shared with the thrifting sisterhood!
Whoa that place looks awesome! Where is this location? I need to check it out!
You should check out The Walk in Closet on Mason road. They have really great sales including a 10$ fill a bag sale! I’ve gotten nearly 20 items in my 10$ bag! I follow them on Facebook to find out about these sales.
This location was the one just off Hwy 6! Great tip for the Walk In Closet – I haven’t heard of it! I will look it up and check it out ASAP!
Hooray for ya’ll! Looks like a great day!