Friday, November 19, 2010

Thrift Heaven

For those who regularly follow my blog, you already know how much I love thrift shopping for myself and for wardrobe items for photo shoots.  The closest thrift store to my home has always been 30-45 minutes away. Well, my dream has finally come true.. a new Goodwill just opened 15 minutes from my house.

Today was the Grand Opening of the Collierville, TN store.  It is roomy, well organized, stocked with loads of merchandise, and staffed with helpful smiling faces.  It gets and A+ from me.  I was really surprised to see so many people there since it is located in a rather affluent suburb of Memphis.  But, thrift shopping is no longer taboo among the rich.  In fact, it's rather in vogue.  I arrived 30 minutes after the ribbon cutting and the store was completely packed with shoppers pushing baskets brimming with terrific finds.  Here are a few of the great items I spotted...that were still on the racks!    

I'm into lace up boots right now...and the floral design adds a girly touch.

Black and Silver Ankle Strap Wedges by Newport News

Stylish pewter flats with bows by Loft

Suede Airwalks for those casual days.

Roomy Black  Handbag with tassel

Terrific faux leather purse with brass studs

Fabric hobo - Love the fall colors

Tweed double breasted jacket by Loft 

Camel velvet jacket by Gap - Love the tiny buttons

Olive military jacket with floral design on back

Mint chenille looking bolero (tags attached) from To The Max

Fabulous periwinkle paisley blouse by Talbots - not the least bit classic!

This was my size, so it came home with me...hippie style tiered long skirt

Warning:  Thrift shopping can be addictive.  Buy only what your really love and really need.



Chelsea Lane said...

definitely loving the military jacket! so on trend, I want one <3 planning to do styling when I "grow up!"

definitely gonna follow you :)


Lisa said...

Chelsea, thanks for following me! Being a stylist is a fun and interesting occupation. I enjoy creating wearable works of art!