Leopard top from The Children’s Place, GAP capri jeans, black Mary Janes from Walmart, and Green Dog brand leopard skort, all from Goodwill for less than $10.
One of my favorite places to go bargain hunting is at my local Goodwill. I usually go once a month on my lunch break to dig around for treasures. Typically I come home with something for my daughters. I’ve also picked up nearly new GAP jeans, Ann Taylor pants, and other name brand clothes for myself. Now I’ll wholeheartedly admit there was a time in my life when I would have turned up my nose at thrifting, but it can be addictive once you realize what bargains await.
Last week I hit Goodwill and the first thing I did was take note of what color sales tag was on sale for the day, as those items were on sale for half price.
My girls are cheetah/leopard crazy and my 6-year-old has been begging me for something leopard so I had to snag an adorable skort for less than $3. I also picked up a cute soft leopard swing top from The Children’s Place for my 3-year-old. Now she and big sister can be Cheetah Girls on the cheap! The GAP capri jeans in a 7 slim were a great a bargain and I was pleasantly surprised to find they fit my 6-year-old perfectly.
My deal of the day was a cute pair of George (WalMart) brand Mary Janes for my 6-year-old daughter. The bonus was I had no idea they were included in the “red tag” sale. The final price at checkout was less than $2 and they look brand new! How cute will these be with fun tights and my daughter’s school uniform khaki jumpers this fall and winter?
My total bill for these four items was less than $10! Shopping like this for children’s clothing can be addictive and I know it won’t be long before my daughters are label conscious and will ban me from picking up clothes for them second hand.
Here are some tips for shopping at Goodwill:
- Be sure to check out their monthly sales calendar. Each day has a different special promotion. Our local Goodwill stores also have a half-day sale the first Saturday of each month. The lines are long, though, so be prepared and you might not want to take small children.
- Sometimes children and toddler size clothes get mixed up on the racks, so don’t forget to flip through both sections if you have time.
- Check carefully for stains. Personally, if something is for “play” I don’t mind a small spot and many stubborn stains can be removed with a little TLC.
- Goodwill has an Internet auction site at shopgoodwill.com
Do you have a favorite local thrift store? I like shopping at Goodwill because the revenues fund job training and other services to prepare people for job success. What kind of deals have you snagged while “thrifting?”