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Recent Goodwill buys - I love that place

Tell the world about your new purchases! Got any rants or raves about stores or products that you'd like to share? Here's the place!

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Postby jeff » Mon Apr 19, 2004 8:38 am

Last post of the previous page :

goodwill and the salvation army are the two biggest thrift stores here too. however, i find that the best bargains are often found in little community op-shops, like ones run by chruches etc, and stuff from there is much cheaper, even though there may be less variety. so always keep an eye out for those little thrift stores...:p

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Postby Xelandria » Tue Apr 20, 2004 4:18 am

I was blind before I discovered the endless joys of thrift stores.. I barely shop anywhere else for decent clothing. Only problem is that sometimes if you're talking black material they can often be faded or fade easily afterward, but usually they're so cheap that you'll have some cash left over to buy some rayon black no.1 dye to solve that problem anyway. It's a win/win situation!
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Postby NetherFae » Wed Jun 23, 2004 10:58 am

I love Goodwill and Salvation Army! My recent great finds were a cute black peasant top, brand new pleather pants, and my husband found lots of pants and all came to $15. I love thrift stores so much!
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Postby Lunamoth » Mon Jun 28, 2004 9:28 am

So a recent shop procured two pair of trousers for me that were actually in my size. They were both plaid and flared at the ankle. I've since chopped them into some snug, low-rise capris because I don't wear shorts. More punk than goth, but very cute.

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Postby Garnet » Mon Jun 28, 2004 11:29 am

My husband is a particular fan of thrift stores (looks for objects), he drags me with him whenever he gets the chance. More often than not, I am the beneficiary of the outing.

It does strike me as ironic that I have donated 6 bags of clothing and 3 bags of shoes to "Goodwill" specificly, in the last year, and buying as well.

What I am happy about is finding a full-length black silk Chinese dress with red cherry blossom pattern, for $6 ! No runs or snags, the side slits have a little fraying which is easily repaired with a serger and the replacement of the edging.

Good luck with your thrift hunt ! :)
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Postby Cryptic » Mon Jun 28, 2004 4:46 pm

To paraphrase a friend of mine, thrift stores have been kind to my wardrobe. I've stumbled upon loads of beautiful velvet items, including a burgundy crushed velvet dress for $5. My black broomstick skirt (brand-new, only $7) is one of my best finds. Recently, I purchased two corset tops at Goodwill and a multitude of skirts at The Salvation Army for a total of less than $20. Thrift store clothes-hunting is addictive.
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Postby Naphthalena » Sat Jul 03, 2004 5:37 am

I definetly love thrift stores as well, would be silly to pass on all the goodies :) . I recently bought a black slip in black mesh and a black mesh top, I always end up buying mesh and lacey things, must have a ton by now.
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Postby sevenoneathree » Sun Sep 19, 2004 9:37 pm

I've been reading this stuff and do they only have cool stuff for women or men too? I went to Savers and bought some of their Halloween stuff for costumes for cheap and added it to my normal clothes, so I guess thrift stores do help a lot. :D

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Postby Aianiel » Mon Sep 20, 2004 12:26 pm

Do they sell any boy's/men's goth clothes at Goodwill havn't been there since I was about 5.
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Postby kitsune » Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:31 pm

Aianiel WroteColonDo they sell any boy's/men's goth clothes at Goodwill havn't been there since I was about 5.

Goodwill, the Salvation Army, etc. have whatever gets donated. Unless you live in an area where the male to female ratio is way screwy, then chances are you can find some decent men's clothes.

Personally, I like to do my shopping at consignment shops. The prices are slightly higher, but so is the quality of the clothes (in most cases).
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Postby Scarlette Ebony » Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:40 pm

I went one weekend and found a beautiful skirt (Wearing it now). Well, it's one long piece of a see-through material on the outside and underneath it there is a black material. I sewed the solid black material up to my knees and now the long piece comes to my ankles and the black, to my knees. I love this skirt lol.

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