My sister and I started almost immediately after I got off the plane at the Minneapolis airport.
|Elite Repeat consignment store in St. Paul, Minnesota|
If you are in the Minneapolis / St. Paul area and are a thrift and consignment junkie (like us), you need to pay this place a visit. You will probably find something, and something nice. They know their stuff in here, and there is a lot of quality to be had. I scored a few things right off the bat, and could easily have done a lot more damage. For some reason, I uncharacteristically decided to restrain myself. But I did pick up a few winners.
|Gap jersey wrap dress|
|Ralph Lauren wide-leg corduroy pants...with the tags still on!|
Then across state lines we went, back to Wisconsin where we are from. And home of this place.
|Savers Thrift Store, Eau Claire Wisconsin|
This place is a little bit more work for the unseasoned thrift shopper, as you have to plow through a lot of racks to find the hidden gems. But isn't that the point? Yes. Yes it is. I found a beautiful mohair oversized cardigan with beading on it. I'm a sucker for anything charcoal grey with a bit of bling...works well with my
gray silver gunmetal salt and pepper hair.
|Coldwater Creek mohair and beaded cardigan (covered buttons!)|
Calvin Klein colored denim jeans (a gift from my mom...they were too big for her)
Aldo wedge shoes (my own...last season)
My sister's dog, "Fritz", a Tibetan Terrier.
And finally, a dress that my sister thrifted a while back, and decided that it was too big for her, so I am now the new owner. I cant wait to rock this with some bright yellow pumps, or maybe tights and boots with a cardi over the top. Whee!
|vintage Chadwicks linen dress.|
and FYI...it is absolutely not warm enough in Wisconsin right now to be dressing like this.
Do not try this at home.
I also snapped-up a cobalt blue silk batwing blouse (very on trend this season) for $2.99, and rescued my old Air Force field jacket from the closet in my parent's house, stripes still on it and everything (is that even legal? am I supposed to remove them after the fact?.....meh. I'm leaving it as is).
And that's probably not the end. I haven't even been to
Target Targée (Tar-jay) yet . Watch this space.