This year I’ve been exploring thrift shopping. Last January, I bought seven coats for only $70 during the Salvation Army coat sale. And in July, I increased my summer wardrobe during one of Housing Works’ Buy-the-Bag Sales. Most recently, I couldn’t pass up the chance to hit the Snellville, GA Salvation Army. There wasn’t a special event going on or anything, but if you’ve visited Snellville, then you know there isn’t much going on there. So I jumped when my cousin offered to drop me off at the Army. After three thrift excursions I’m convinced that I don’t need to spend major dollars on trendy and vintage items to add to my wardrobe.
The Army is one of the easiest places to go thrift shopping because all the clothing is sorted by garment type and color. Plus, they actually have sales! All the items marked with a blue tag were 50 percent off the day I shopped. So if you’re hitting up your local Army, check to see when/if there are sales too. I bought nine pieces for about $32!
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