On my recent road trip to Alabama, I did some thrifting in Baton Rouge! I only had time to stop at one thrift shop and The Purple Cow did not disappoint!
Vacation Thrifting in Baton Rouge
My family was en route to Alabama and stopped midway in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
We arrived late, discovered the hotel we booked did not accept dogs (unlike the policy listed on their website), had to make a last minute change, unloaded the entire van and canoe to get our bags, stumbled to our room, then fell fast asleep. Jk. I blogged and watched hotel TV in bed, as per standard vacation protocol. But still, the next morning I was itching to relax by going thrifting in Baton Rouge before heading out on the next leg of our journey. So, I used my tricks to find the closest thrift shop with the best reviews and headed to The Purple Cow!
Thrifting at The Purple Cow
The Purple Cow is the Winners of thrift stores! Seriously! (That’s like TJ Maxx for anyone South of the border.) It looked like a department store with sections for men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing, furniture and home decor, housewares, books, shoes, scarves, toys and more…
I loved that that the women’s clothing was divided into types, then sizes, then grouped loosely according to colour. It was like Goodwill and Savers/Value Village got together and decided that they’re both right – but the prices at The Purple Cow beat them both!
Something pretty cool happened while I was thrifting in Baton Rouge at The Purple Cow. I was filing through the racks, looked up, and spotted…
Running into a fellow City Moms Blog contributor was like icing on the cupcake of an already fab thrift shop! I tried on a few pieces in the fitting room and chronicled the experience on Instagram Story.
The Purple Cow is a “little thrift” store not in size but in the fact that proceeds go towards its mission to help struggling families meet the challenges of everyday living. Yet another place for truly conscious consumerism! Thanks for all you do, Purple Cow! The only bad thing about thrifting at The Purple Cow was that I only had about an hour. I could have happily spent the whole day there! So, promise me that if you are ever in Baton Rouge, or if you’re lucky enough to live there, go thrifting at The Purple Cow! D’accord? Merci!!
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