I went to visit my friends in Spruce Grove today and decided to make a “quick” stop in a
little local thrift store on my way. Naturally, I was late for lunch BUT I discovered a great thrift store so it’s all worth it, right? Right.
Right off the bat, props for claiming the THE of thrift shops.
FYI because you’re going to want to stop in when you’re in the area.
I don’t know why but even after visiting
several “little” thrift stores, I still anticipate a small store and am basically wrong every time.
A decent selection of scarves presented nicely greets you upon arrival, waiting to make friends! These ranged in price from about $1.50 to $2 so I bought them all. Jk. I *wanted* to buy them all.
Neighbouring the scarves were the belts, also a fair price around $2-3 each. When I see low prices on accessories, I start to get excited…
Huge tracks of land! I mean large racks of clothes! Tops were $3 to $4.
Such a pretty Banana Republic print top for $4. Too small for these boobs. Sigh.
The parentheses clarification made me giggle. Pants, jeans and skirts were $3 – $7.
There was a good selection of blazers, coats and outerwear including this unique coat which I meant to try on and take home because fresh out of orange-y-print coats. Blazers were $4ish and coats $6 to $12. I spotted the perfect Gap denim coat for $10 which I didn’t get because I have one already. Pat on the back for self-restraint.
Not the hugest dress selection but the prices were good – around $7.
Shoes were $5 and I cried ugly-stepsister tears when I saw the size of these.
There was a plus-size section and a vintage section! I so wished I liked vests because this was vintage-vest perfection.
Nice little section of girls’ dress-ups and fancy dresses priced around $4.
Accessories nicely displayed. (At this point I’m starting to panic about how late I am so I didn’t thoroughly browse.)
I love that they called this section the “Library.” Hardcover books were about $3 and today they were 50% off!
Half of the store is clothing and the other half is housewares.
I texted my friend, said I’d be 10 minutes then quickly tried on a few things…
When you try something on and wish you were wearing it, you buy it. This flowy fuchsia beauty was $3.
Have you ever seen a newspaper-print coat before? Me neither, so for $6 this came home with me.
But my favourite find was this gorgeous silk top in perfect condition and…
Maggie Walt!!!! For $3!!! Silk!! This top was originally $175 – that is a thrift score right there.
For reference, that
Maggie Walt top is a bigger score than the $3 Coach slides I found at the Bible for Missions Thrift Store! I LOVE THRIFTING!! Can’t wait to style this up! Happy sigh… My kids all found treasures too…
When you’re a 7yo boy, 25 cent magnifying glasses are a thrift score.
I don’t mind getting my kids a little something when thrifting because a) looking for their own things keeps them occupied while I find designer pieces for $3, b) if I say “not another toy” they might counter with “not another top” and c) the
money spent at little thrift shops usually goes to support the local community.
More than $235 000 in donations to charities in the Tri-Area. That is AWESOME! You go ahead and call yourself THE Thrift Shop or, er, “T’Shop!”
St. Andrew’s United Church Thrift Shop has some good thrift going on!
This brochure would make me donate there if I lived in the area.
If you live in the Spruce Grove/Stony Plain area or are driving West along the Yellowhead, plan a thrift-stop at
! Find The Thrift Shop by St. Andrew’s United Church my review on Yelp here and add yours if you go!
My aunt works there, so sometimes we get the inside track on stuff getting put out and inventory turnover days. You would not BELIEVE how busy that place gets!!! Hey Auntie Lorrie!! Check out the publicity 😉
YES! I meant to include that observation – it was HOPPING in there! Very busy! That’s always a good indication of a great thrift shop!
The “older” generation gets particularly cranky, especially on fill a bag for $5 day. You might want to put that one in your calendar. There is a line-up out the store and they “fill” (i.e. stuff) a grocery bag with anything and everything for $5. I think it happens at the end of every season. Usually the first person through the door goes and swipes all the jewelry lol
That is amazing. I will definitely try to go (but I’m not taking the kids!!) If you have a chance, add that info to Yelp! OR let’s just keep it between us (oh, and the World Wide Web!)