What I’m about to say might make you a little angry.
I scored the entire outfit above– shoes, purse, shirt and jeans– for under $5.
Shirt: Anthropologie (thrifted)/ Jeans: Levi’s Superlow Bootcut (thrifted, size 3 for reference)/ Purse: Hurley/ Shoes: Converse
What the what???
Ever heard of these magical stores called, “The Bin”? They are an offshoot of Goodwill, only, they just put all the stuff into giant bins for YOU to sort through. The entire store is a warehouse, filled with dumpster bins and sorting tables. There are no hangers, price tags, or shelves. Just giant piles to sort through.
Many people wear gloves, and, I’ll admit, “bin” shopping is not for the faint of heart.
But the pay-off is incredible. And the prices are cheap because they charge you $2/pound instead of per item. This means that you could get four or five light weight shirts for $2.
How much did my sister, mom and I find?
How about $90 worth!
Don’t worry, not all of it was “just” for us. We also found a Thomas the Tank Engine sleeping bag, two Halloween costumes (Thomas and Spiderman– an odd combo!), and about 15 items for me to sell on eBay, including THREE shirts from Anthropologie, a pair of True Religion jeans, a Lands End down feather jacket, and 2 more pairs of designer jeans. And a pair of Toms. I mean, seriously guys, this was one of those thrift store trips that we will forever be bragging about.I I even got the purse and the converse shoes (which I was able to wash, don’t worry!)– all of it, under $5.
And here is another. You can also see a fuzzy version of AJ in the background. Ah, 2nd born. No spotlight for the next 14 years, kiddo.