Thriftanista Social Club: A weekend of thrift | Thriftanista in the City

3.12.2012

Thriftanista Social Club: A weekend of thrift

Saturday was the big day! The day the thrift challenge went down. I challenged the Thriftanistas to spend $25 or less and have the lowest price per item cost.

11 Thriftanistas competed. Two walked away with a $25 gift card to Unique Thrift. Everyone else received a $5 gift card for participating.

Some people were still shopping after the challenge or went back for more with the shiny new cards.
I almost stuck to my own personal budget of $20. Only $3 over.

Purple peplum in a very dirty mirror.

Ready for spring.


Stuart Weitzman pumps.
I'm not sure they're me. I'm going to either remove the bow or sell them.

How I wish these were my size.

Comfort heels. Not my size. Boo. They were in really good condition.

In addition to the challenge, we had the opportunity to visit the store's sorting area. The supervisor treated us so well and answered all of our questions. She is responsible for the money fan pose! I love it.

Our thriftiest Thriftanistas

Sunday, I had another thrift date and was $10 over budget. Gahh! I said I was only going to look and take pictures of everyone else's find but I just couldn't help myself.

Long tunic - check out my Jolie leg.
Vintage parisian sweater dress - More leg.
Orange 80s blazer - This is going to be a fun piece to work with.
Vintage London Fog trench - Another trench for the collection.

I met up with some very lovely ladies at a Unique store I had never been to. I was impressed. The store was very clean. It was quiet and there were nice gems at affordable prices. 

I bought the beaded bag and the Liz Claiborne.
The other 2 vintage bags had us all green with envy. Gorgeous finds!
 

All the beautiful Thriftanistas.
My sister is on the right. This was her first time thrift shopping!
How was your weekend?

24 comments

firewifeelly said...

Which one do you go to? I tend to go to the one on Elston and Kimball but haven't had many finds there at all lately! Itching to find a new thrift haven.

Splendor said...

Looks like you had a ball thrifting.

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JOURNEE KAPRI said...

I love the Stuart Weitzman shoes, and the sweater dress.

That's My Mama said...

Great finds! I need to come up to Chicago for a leisurely visit :)

mooteacher said...

Where do you thrift. I am a windy city girl and thrift at village discount heard about unique but do not care to much for the one I have been to on 51rst kedize.

Nicole Feliciano said...

Wow I've never heard of thriftanistas! Love it! Thanks so much for sharing your style on Monday Mingle.

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

love the peplum!

Tiff said...

So mad I missed it!!! Drats!!!

Dee @ Cocktails with Mom said...

Hello! Found your blog today just wanted to peep in and say hello.

Style Agent 909 said...

A like minded thrifty soul. Glad to have found your blog.

Mama Violet said...

I normally visit the Sheridan location. I went to the on 93 and Ashland on Sunday.

Mama Violet said...

I did! Can't wait to go again. So much to explore.

Mama Violet said...

You do? What should I wear with the shoes and what should I wear with the dress? :p

Mama Violet said...

Thanks! Come on over.

Mama Violet said...

I go to unique, SA, and village discount regularly and the small ones in my neighborhood. You should join the Thriftanista Social Club!

Mama Violet said...

You're welcome Nicole.

Mama Violet said...

Thanks Megan!

Mama Violet said...

Next time Tiffany!

Mama Violet said...

Hi Dee!

Mama Violet said...

Same here! Following now.....

Mimi said...

That sweater dress..I love it. I wish I was in Chicago.

Kristin said...

What fun that looks like! I'm with Mimi...The sweater dress is amazing! Thanks so much for linking up to Monday Mingle last week...I hope you'll join us again this week!

Mama Violet said...

Isn't it lovely? It's in perfect condition too.

You'll have to come for a visit.

Mama Violet said...

The dress is at least 30 years old and still looks great. I will definitely be linking up again for Monday Mingle. :)

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