Tuesday, October 23, 2012

The thrill of the hunt

When it comes to shopping, I like the thrill of the hunt. I don't think I'm alone in this, based on what I've read on y'alls blogs and Twitter! Usually, I like hunting at TJ Maxx and Ross. Lately, I've been checking out consignment and thrift stores. I was inspired by Kimberly at Fab Finds Under $50, who discovers the best stuff at her local Goodwill in Indianapolis. Her Goodwill regularly has Target new stock plus random designer items. I was also inspired by Gracie Beth's post at Preppy Southern Princess, where she shared her tips on "Goodwill Hunting"

I popped into my local Goodwill and found this Merona (Target) twill jacket, which is the perfect weight for Florida winter and spring. Cost: $5.

Did I see any designer items? Not really, but I did see a lot of J Crew in smaller sizes as well as some Lilly. Hopefully these items get snatched up quick!

My consignment shop is part of a local chain. I frequent two locations. One location has a great selection of designer items from Milly, DVF, Chanel, and more. The other location carries dowdy grandmotherly clothing, but on a rare occasion, carries some stylish items. Here are two of my most recent consignment finds. Both are Talbots and cost $24 and $20.

I hope whomever is consigning these clothes continues to do so! I'm convinced these pieces are from the same person. I'm also convinced the animal print cardigan from my last post was hers as well!

So if you are a hunter, say hi! Also, tell me about your favorite consignment or thrift store finds!


  1. Good finds and thanks for the shout out!!

  2. I am excellent at finding amazing deals for the kiddo at a consignment shop, but never get so lucky with finds for me. You found some great pieces!

  3. I'm kind of already planning my Fridays next school year to be yard sale/goodwill/consignment shopping days. I have found a few good things, but have been duped as well. Is it crazy that I know which stores have the good mirrors and which ones trick me? Probably. But these are some great finds!