August 17th is National Thrift Shop Day and I celebrated by joining forces with Pam Dell to host a Houston Thrifters Meet Up! We went to two Houston non-profit “little” thrift shops then gathered for a bite to eat. I finished the day with great thrift scores, a restaurant recommendation, and new friends – so basically it was the best day ever!
National Thrift Shop Day at The Cottage Shop
We started National Thrift Shop Day at The Cottage Shop, my suggestion since I have only been once before and was rushed therefore didn’t have time to properly thrift!
I like The Cottage Shop because of the excellent stock and great prices, but more importantly because all revenue and donations benefit the non-profit organization The Women’s Home, and it serves as a vocational training site for their clients as they reclaim their stability.
Shopping here is a win-win-win and the staff are SO nice! Check out my Instagram Stories highlight to see just how kindly we were welcomed – plus a fitting room sesh! Here are some shots from our time there!
National Thrift Shop Day at Blue Bird Circle Shop
Our second stop was at the Blue Bird Circle Shop which has a great selection of clothing for men, women, and children and also a HUGE selection of furniture and housewares.
I had forgotten that Blue Bird does pricing by date like the Guilds – not my favourite system since it means that every item is vetted and the scores are less likely BUT if you find something on the latest date, you can find amazing deals! Here are some of the pieces I spotted in the aisles and again, if you want to see some hits and misses in the fitting room, take a peek at my Instagram Stories Highlight!
After Blue Bird Circle, we headed to Velvet Taco for lunch – delicious tacos and red velvet cake FOR THE WIN!! The margaritas looked amazing too but I resisted since I had not had breakfast and no matter how spirited you are, tequila should not be the first thing you consume in a day!
This is the second year I have celebrated National Thrift Shop day in the US and I consider it a resoundingly successful day!
Thanks Pam for teaming up! Can’t wait for the next thrifters meet up!
How about Y’ALL?! Did you go thrifting on National Thrift Shop Day? What did YOU score?! Let me know in the comments!
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Celebrated NTD at Thrift Town in San Antonio. That store knows how to do it right: 75% off all summer clothes and 60% off yellow tags. I had been earlier in the week when the summer sale was 50% off so I focused instead on yellow tags. Thrift town offers great VIP coupons but my totals didn’t reach the magic number for the coupon to kick in. Found a couple of polos and found baskets and small containers that I’ll use for Christmas praline gifts.
I did have a spasm of Thrift Regret! The novelty chip&dip bowl listing all the Super Bowl champs was gone!! I should have bought on Wednesday…
Okay, I need to go to San Antonio and leave some time for thrifting. We have Sea World passes and have seen the River Walk and the Alamo so it’s time for some of my thing!! Sorry to hear about your thrift regret! That’s what I don’t like about the Houston thrift stores with tiered pricing by date – if you wait for the better price, you might lose out. I know that’s the point BUT STILL!! I have never been to Thrift Town. Can’t wait to go one day! Thanks for the comment!
That is so great that you’ve all met for a thrifting and food adventure! So exciting! I love that Anthro top and the mustard BR one.
Thank you!! It is pretty fun to meet up with other thrifters! Kindred spirits!