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The Frugal Fashionista wades knee-deep in castoff clothing at the thrift shop

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Do you want to look amazing?

Do you have an alarming lack of money?

If you answered yes to either of these questions, then I have some news for you.

I just happen to be the most frugal of fashionistas.

Today’s topic:  Thrift stores.

There’s probably a few right in your town (you might even cringe a little when you drive by them).  Although they may smell a little, thrift stores are some of the best places to find clothing (and basically anything else).

That pair of Levis? $4.

That American Eagle shirt? Cheaper than the spring roll you got at Panda Express for lunch. Sure it might smell like cat pee and a pack a day, but you can’t beat the price.

Our local thrift store (a personal favorite of mine), “Red White and Blue” on Ohio River Boulevard in Avalon (just down from the Avalon Vet) has sales almost every day. For example, on Saturdays, all items except those with green tags are 50% off!

Can’t beat that!

That’s a buck fifty for a nice pair of cords.

Also, you can always find something funky at thrift stores.

It pains me to say it, but I paid $20 for a pair of handmade, wooden, Swedish clogs. They were twice the amount of money that I am comfortable paying, but it’s not every day that you find a pair of wooden shoes that fit your (huge) feet perfectly.

Thrift stores are like the jambalaya of clothing. There’s always a little bit of everything.

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2 Responses to “The Frugal Fashionista wades knee-deep in castoff clothing at the thrift shop”

  1. Amelia on March 2nd, 2017 1:39 pm

    I love thrift stores. They are perfect for finding old furniture to redo. I have found some really great felt hats. I really am not a fashion person, but I do somewhat enjoy this section of the newspaper.

    Thank you,
    Amelia Herrmann

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  2. Shoshana Weiner on March 13th, 2017 10:36 am

    I LOVE that shirt you’re wearing in the picture. I am obsessedddddd

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