Posts tagged "thrifting"

A Guide To Nifty Thrifting

Spring is here and that means yard sale season is upon us. Think that rummaging through your neighbors' bargain-priced junk sounds like the pits? Think again. Yard sales (and their classy older sister, estate sales) are the place to score vintage clothes, gently used books, and fab furniture that just needs a fresh coat of…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 17, 2012

We’re Totally Watching This: “Thrift Wars,” A Show About Competitive Thrifting

If you've ever gone thrift shopping with me and my lady friends, you know that it's nothing less than an all out major event. We make a day of it, and plan out which shops to visit based on who's got good shoes, housewares and little-boy blazers (my personal favorite). We thrift for fun --…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 18, 2012

Go “Thrifting” In Your Mom’s Closet

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-addicted

By: Annika Harris / August 28, 2011

Bad Habit: I Tell People How Much I Paid

I have this weird habit. Despite being very uncomfortable talking about money in almost every other scenario, whenever someone compliments me on something I'm wearing, I immediately blurt out how much I paid for it, but only in cases when I've gotten a great deal. For example, while walking my dog this morning, I ra…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 23, 2010

How To Build A Stylish Wardrobe For $10 Per Item (or Less)

Anyone familiar with my fashion philosophy knows that I advocate frugality. Whether you're buying a coat, sandals, or jeans, there's no reason why you should ever have to spend more than $10 per article of clothing (with three exceptions to this basic rule: 1) you are investing in a rare or very high quality fashio…

By: Christine Stoddard / December 14, 2008