First Thrift Haul 2016!

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So here since the beginning of the year, I have been thrifting several times, with only a little luck, sometimes coming away empty-handed.  But I was able to find some great pieces eventually.  I had a 25% off coupon for Value Village, and the prices are listed pre-coupon.  As usual I found a few dresses as that is the section I always search first when ever I thrift, that way if my time in-store is short, I will have looked at my favourite things first.


This patterned dress is very 80s and I just had to snip the enormous shoulder pads out of it to make it fit better.  Only $9.99 Salvation Army Thrift Store


I love this bat-wing sleeved 80s dress with the matching belt.  Fits like a dream without the huge shoulder pads I removed.  $13.99 Value Village


This peacock coloured dress is amazing, even if it is a little short.  I may be able to take down the hem a bit, or add a band of coordinating fabric in the waist or hem.  Haven’t decided yet.  $10.99 Value Village


This oatmeal coloured ultra suede dress with pockets and a belt may become a dress with a little tweaking or a long sleeveless coat.  Haven’t decided with this one yet, it will go into my re-fashion stash until I do.  $8.99 Salvation Army Thrift Store.


Navy and white, especially in polka dots, is one of my favourite combinations.  This little top was only $4.99 at Value Village.


I scored 3 pairs of pants (that are plenty long enough for me) and a pair of capris while thrifting.  Varying in price from $6.99 to $8.99 at Value Village and Salvation Army Thrift Store. From Top Left going L-R top to bottom; red capris with original tags still on, khaki pants, slim leg jeans, wide leg trouser jeans.

So what do you think of my finds.  I think the little blue and white top will look amazing with the red capris in the spring.  Cheers, Michele

2 thoughts on “First Thrift Haul 2016!

    Linda Wilson said:
    February 4, 2016 at 15:56

    How do you find so much great stuff!! The thrift or charity shops here are becoming useless! I think maybe they’re all starting to think they’re vintage clothing! Great finds and so many without any major alterations.

      MicheleBrunskill responded:
      February 4, 2016 at 17:19

      Thank you, it’s just luck I guess. I agree, the thrift shops here in Ottawa have gone crazy as far as the pricing. Also, lots of the best finds are scoured out by buyers for vintage shops. So I have to rely on luck and frequent visits to find anything. And I go to the thrift stores a lot, sometimes several times a week.

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