A true thrifter will tell you that the best part of the fun of thrifting is the challenge and the hunt for the great finds. But also, it is finding that find…that perfect piece at a fantastic price. The brag worthy piece that will have pride of place in your wardrobe. These are just a few of my best and favourite finds so far.
This white Danier leather motorcycle jacket was mistakenly priced at $9.99 and I got it for $4.50 on a 50% off day…score one for the thrifting team!!
This dress I made from the thrifted bed skirt.
This dress that I made from a thrifted table cloth.
These scarves tops made from thrifted vintage scarves.
These vintage handbags are just a few of my favourites.
These thrifted dresses. Most are vintage.
These leopard print shoes which are some of my most worn pairs.
So there are just a few of my favourite and most loved and best thrift finds. What are your favourite finds from the thrift store? Cheers, Michele
Here are some reasons I love to thrift, anyone who is a thrifter will understand and hopefully some future thrifters will be inspired.
- I am a thrifter from my childhood and there is nothing like walking into a thrift store feeling the anticipation of the next great find. Even after years of thrifting, I still feel that buzz of excitement in finding a great piece or pieces.
- The knowledge that I can find unique pieces that not everyone would have or even wear is always exciting to me.
- The vintage pieces are worth the hunt.
- The quality of the fabric and construction of vintage pieces.
- Saving wonderful pieces from the landfill.
- The people I meet in the thrift shops.
- The money I save, even though the prices at thrift stores have gone up way too much
- The staff at the stores that I frequent.
- Blogging about my thrift finds.
- Finding things that I can refashion.
What are your favourite things about thrift shopping? I would love to hear from you. Cheers, Michele
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I picked up a few more vintage travel scarves and some fabric for making a table cloth and some napkins at a recent 30% off day at Value Village.
This vintage scarf is obviously from Paris, but unfortunately the colours do not match my other travel scarf from Paris so I can’t make a top of the two of them together…I will have to keep looking for their matches. Only $3.50.
This Swiss travel scarf has beautiful bright colours and needs only a plain backing to make a top…I will just have to keep hunting. It was $1.80.
This maple leaf fabric…about 3 metres…is perfect for a future sewing project to make a table cloth and some napkins for Canada Day next year. Not bad for only $2.40. So that’s my mini thrifted haul of scarves and fabric. Cheers, Michele
Here is just a selection of my favourite thrifted polka dot finds. As you can see, I have a real passion for polka dots. I am always on the lookout for new pieces.
As you can see I really love navy with white polka dots and black with white polka dots the most. Do you have a pattern or print that you particularly love? I just can help myself when it comes to Polka dots. Cheers, Michele
I went to Value Village recently and was surprised that I found anything, but am very happy with what I did find. I don’t know if my thrifting luck has taken a vacation or I am just being more fussy lately, but I just can’t seem to find things I like. But I broke my thrifting losing streak with these three lovely things. I didn’t have a coupon and there wasn’t a sale either, so these items are full price.
This white eyelet dress from Old Navy is exactly my style and even though it was a little pricy at $9.99 I love the style so much, I just had to pick it up.
This vintage costume jewelry necklace in a stunning red with a gold metal clasp is exactly my kind of jewelry. It was only $3.99.
This vintage London travel scarf joined my collection for only $1.99. I know my thrifting posts have been getting less frequent, but that’s just the luck or lack of luck of the thrifter. Hopefully this little thrift haul signals an end to my dry spell of thrifting. Cheers, Michele
I found only a few things at a recent Value Village visit and all of them were patterns or prints.
These three comforter covers are just waiting to be made into dresses. They were each only $2.80 with my coupon. They will be featured in future upcycling and refashioning posts.
This patterned top was only $4.20.
This vintage fabric homemade dress which fits like a dream and I love love love it, was only $5.60 with my coupon card. Cheers, Michele
I found these new treasures on a recent thrift trip and am very happy with my new finds. And all were 30% off cause goodness knows…I don’t go thrifting unless I can save even more than the original tag price if I can help it.
This beautiful genuine leather handbag was only $3.50. And it is beautifully made and vintage.
This little black and brown faux crocodile bag is in perfect condition and was $7.00. More than I usually pay, but I loved it at first glance.
This is not a vintage bag, but has a vintage feel to it. It is a Nine West bag in this beautiful teal colour and was only $5.60 with my coupon.
This vintage white bead necklace was only $2.10 and I absolutely love it!
The find of the trip is this souvenir vintage Paris scarf which will find its way into a refashion when I find another scarf for the back of a top. I am going a little crazy with my vintage scarf refashions, but I love them, so I don’t intend stopping any time soon. What do you think of my handbags and accessory finds? Cheers, Michele