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Am I the only person on the planet who wasn’t yet addicted to Threadflip? If so, why was I not enlightened sooner? The site is kind of like a much cozier, style-focused and user-friendly version of eBay, and it’s a perfect way to buy fashionable holiday gifts without contributing to a less-than-stellar, sweatshop-fueled clothing industry. These past… READ MORE »


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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… READ MORE »


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I loooove getting a bargain! I also loooove to take myself on mini-shopping sprees. But this year has been a bit of a financial doozy, and I forced myself to examine my shopping practices. Gone are the days when I’d drop hundreds of dollars at Gilt Groupe a few times a week. Instead, my equally-shopping-addictedREAD MORE »


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It’s spring cleaning time! And if de-cluttering isn’t enough of an incentive to go through your closet and dresser drawers, then how about an awesome shopping discount? Gap and Goodwill have partnered up in support of the Donate Movement, “an effort powered by Goodwill to educate the public on the positive impacts donations can have… READ MORE »


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On Saturday, I went to the Salvation Army coat sale for the first time. It would have been quite an overwhelming experience if my “thrifting coach,” Patrice J. Williams of Living Fly On A Dime, hadn’t given me some pointers before we began shopping. You see, Patrice has challenged herself to purchase only thrifted, second-hand,… READ MORE »


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American TV audiences tuned out when “It’s On with Alexa Chung” was airing on MTV a year ago. They didn’t get her sarcastic and quick wit. But the fashion world, especially style bloggers like us, took notice of her unusual-for-a-TV-personality mix of high and low fashions. And Alexa quickly became an It Girl in the… READ MORE »


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Shopping at thrift stores is a great way to fill your wardrobe with unique pieces, save money, and rack up bragging rights: “Oh, this gorgeous silk scarf? Two bucks at Goodwill!”

Unfortunately, thrifting can also be overwhelming and exhausting. After the jump, a list of the supplies, strategies, and self-affirmations you’ll need to… READ MORE »


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When we gave you tips for thrift store shopping last month, our experts advised you to stay away from clothes that have a certain stink to them, because the smell probably won’t go away. Well, Janie Bryant, the costume designer for “Mad Men,” says otherwise. Her trick for getting rid of that musty, old-clothes stench… READ MORE »


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Despite it being shopping season right now, none of us are buying as much we did last year — at least not from regular stores. While the retail industry is in its worst slump in 35 years, resale and thrift shops have reported increases in sales. I have definitely contributed to that rise; Besides a… READ MORE »