Family Thrift Outlet Haul #1
Written by: Allie Mora of Throughthealley.com
Ever since I went to the Too Cheap Blondes event at the Family Thrift Outlet, it’s all I’ve been thinking about. I wanted to go back and see what else I could find!
I went a couple weeks ago on a Thursday, when everything is $2! I have to say it is definitely the cheapest thrift store that I’ve been to. You do have to go pretty early because it gets crazy packed! It’s totally worth it though. They have such a large selection! I tried looking through everything, but I got overwhelmed and left. I still found some pretty amazing deals though.
I’m not posting everything because I did buy some basic tanks and what not. These are most of the items and my total favorites!
I went pretty crazy with the purses. If you have been reading this blog for awhile or know me in real life, you know I LOVE purses. I’ll choose them over shoes and clothes any day!
1. Vintage late 60’s/early 70’s Tapestry Bag -$2
I know I really haven’t been shopping for vintage; I’ve just accumulated so much! I want to get rid of it. However, I couldn’t say no to this purse. I think it has to do with the fact that the 70’s/Boho is so in. I hate admitting that I’m falling into the trend. What I love about this bag is that I can use it as a cross body or a handbag. It’s also very roomy and has a cute little mirror. It’ll definitely be perfect for fall!
They don’t run for much online, but I think the uniqueness is priceless.
2. Vintage Moroccan Leather Crosbody with Hand-sewn Coins – $2
This is definitely the coolest bag I found. I’ve been using it since I bought it. I also had no idea that this style of purse existed. There are so many shapes and sizes. I think they still make them. I’m pretty sure mind is vintage because of the patina and wear.
They typically run about %50 – $65, so I saved around $48 – $63!
3. Vintage Brahim Hobo Purse – $2
These are on the pricey side if you go to a department store, so I was quick and snatched it! What I like about Brahim is the high quality. I have a few vintage leather Coach bags that are scratched, but this is like new! It’s in mind condition! Brand new this style costs around $200 – $250? A vintage one is worth around $50 – $60! So it’s still a score! I still saved $48 – $58!
4. Vintage 80’s Giano Weekend bag
I love the maps and the grey/blue color! For short, quick trips I usually pack everything in a Lululemon shopping bag. So this is a big upgrade! Ha! I’m even contemplating using it as carry on for a few trips I have coming up. We’ll see though.. my packing skills aren’t that great.
I found a similar bag, but different color for $35. I saved, $33.
5. Vintage Dooney & Bourke Bag – $2
Oh! You have no idea how excited I was when I found this! For some reason, they one day got really popular and thrift stores marked them up really high. I’ve seen a few in glass cases for like $50, at thrift stores. So you can bet I was ecstatic when I grabbed this beautiful navy and perfectly tanned brown leather purse.
They’re between $95- $150, I wonder why… Anyways, I saved $93- $148
6. Vintage Brahmin Crossbody – $2
Yes, another Brahmin! I got pretty lucky with the handbags. You guys really need to experience this for yourself. I kinda like this one better because the woven sides reminds me of Bottega Veneta.
7. Fake Gucci – $2
I bought this one on a whim. I don’t know a whole lot about Gucci like I do about other designer purses. I really did feel like I would regret it if I left behind. I should have checked the inside, but like I said I was just grabbing things. On a bright note, I do like the style and it fits all my work things.
1. Johnny Was Blouse – $2
I had never heard of this label, but fell in love with the whimsical style and color. I was pleasantly surprised when I found out that Neiman’s and Nordstrom carry this line.
Their tops run between $210-$250! I saved $198-$248!
4. Charlotte Russe Dress or Shirt or Tunic -$2
6. Merona Cold Shoulder Top – $2
7. Fringe Tunic/Dress – $2
All in all, this was a super successful trip. If you’re just getting into thrifting or want a great deal, I highly recommend visiting Family Thrift Outlet. You’re bound to find something!
With everything being $2, I at least saved $619-$784. That’s not including the other items that I didn’t do the math for or didn’t think was worth trying to figure out how much they originally were.
Can’t wait to show you my outfits!