No one pelt me with mothballs for my outfit but I am once again wearing a sequin top. I found it at my favorite grimy thrift store, Village Discount Outlet in Roscoe Village. They wanted $8 originally but it was marked down to $6 on the day I went. The sleeves made my heart go pitter patter so it passed my thrift budget test. I found it on the fresh new merchandise rack where they keep "higher" priced items.
Village Discount is a really great store. However, it is a little dirty and it's in an old, dingy building. It is overstuffed with stuff. I never leave without something of value though. It's my kind of thrifting. Rather you're a seasoned thrifter or a novice, you have to give the grimy thrifty a try because:
1. It's like a real treasure hunt. My grimy thrift store is packed tight. Everything is cramped into a small space and it's a disorganized mess. There are clothing racks above the clothing racks! There's bound to be at least one diamond. You have to be prepared to spend some time.
2. Prices are probably cheaper. In my experience, the less digging you have to do the higher the prices and I'm not talking high thrift price. I'm talking retail prices. I don't need to have it pretty and color coded all the time especially if I can save a few bucks.
3. Designer finds are there. My grimy thrift store is in a nice neighborhood surrounded by boutiques. I've found Stuart Weitzman, Diane von Furstenberg, and Ferragamo shoes. I also find sequins and cheetah print leggings too.
Do you shop the grimy thrift store?
THRIFT vintage orchid earrings - Judith Ann Creations sequin top - Forester of Boston wool coat FREE (MOM'S CLOSET) NY&Co metallic waxed jeans RETAIL Z Type purple pumps
***in other news***
Do you like my updo? This is what I created using my Pantene products. I'll have the updo tutorial on Friday and don't forget to enter the Pantene Truly Natural Collection giveaway.