The Flamingos Thrift Store
Elisa and I had originally planned to go to the August “thrift store of the month” but since it was a little far for the time we had available, we looked for a nearby alternate and decided on The Flamingos Thrift Store. I literally knew nothing about this thrift shop so was surprised to discover that it’s a vintage-lovers paradise! There were racks and racks of vintage pieces with one flat price of $12.99 per pound!
I did try on one dress! Here’s a peek at the fitting room…
At this point, I still wasn’t really sure how the “by the pound” pricing would go. I had in mind that I would not pay more than $10 for the dress; if you go, and find the price is higher than you’re comfortable with, don’t be afraid to make a till-side decision to put the item back.
Most specialty vintage shops I’ve been in have had much higher prices so Flamingos was a pleasant surprise. There were also racks with non-vintage items at fixed prices, e.g., skirts for $10. Flamingos has a little something for everyone!
I love vintage clothing but I do think folks who were old enough to wear the original item have to be a bit careful! The rest of our style game needs to jive or we end up looking dated rather than retro! That being said, I now know where I can go to find vintage pieces at a great price: The Flamingos Thrift Store!