Two Stylish Kays: Thrift Haul of the Week: Designer Denim Jeans

Thrift Haul of the Week: Designer Denim Jeans

Monday, January 5, 2015


I love wearing dresses, but when I am not wearing a dress, you can find me in a pair of my favorite denim jeans. So I am always on the quest for the next best pair. I am sure that you will agree, that finding a great pair of jeans, especially while thrifting, can be a daunting task. Here are a few of tips and tricks for scoring your next favorite jeans:

1. Wear your thrifting uniform! Some stores do not have dressing rooms or if they do the lines are long and they limit the amount of pieces you can take in the dressing. So wear leggings (or a skirt, dress) a close fitting top and shoes that are easy to slip on and off. This will allow you to try on clothes without getting undressed and needing a dressing room. Just find a full length mirror and you are good to go.

2. Know what you want. Do some research (on-line or in-store) to determine the brand, style and color denim you prefer. I only thrift for department store or designer denim jeans, especially Seven for All Mankind and Citizens of Humanity. I have long legs and a small behind, so they fit me very well and last forever. However, if I find a lower end brand that fits well too, I will make an exception to the rule. 

3. Try on and move around. When you try on jeans, make sure you move around in them. Bend your knees, do squats and jump around.

4. Be Picky. Only buy the jeans you truly love. Spend the time to browse each entire rack of jeans, to find exactly what I want. If you don't find anything do not give up. Just go jean shopping another day or at another store. It takes patience but once you find that perfect pair, you will appreciate it.

Below are my latest finds that I added to my jean wardrobe. I can't wait to style them soon!


Jeans- Old Navy Rockstar (Park Avenue Thrift Outlet Woodstock) $1.75
Retail- Buy HERE 
Jeans- Seven for All Mankind (Goodwill Sandy Springs) $3.73 after 50% off
Retail- Buy HERE
Jeans- Madewell (Goodwill Piedmont) $7.57
Retail- Buy HERE

What tips do you have for thrifting denim jeans?
  

23 comments:

  1. great tips. I am so NOT good at shopping at the thrift stores and goodwill! I don't have the patience and I never find anything! But the next time I go, I'll make sure to have on my thrifting uniform!

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    1. Yes Rose! I never leave home without my thrifting uniform.

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  2. Oh my gosh I have always been so jealous of my friends who make stellar thrift store scores, scores of which never seem to come my way. Maybe I too have an issue with patience? Never thought of it that way... Maybe Rose's Daughter is on to something :) GREAT finds!!!

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    1. Yes Baylie! Patience is the number rule when it comes to thrift shopping. That the key to finding the amazing finds. Thrifting is a treasure hunt!

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  3. Love the idea of wearing tights or leggings to try on things easier. Yours was the first thrifting event I attended and I learned a lot!

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    1. My pleasure Joyce. So glad you enjoyed the event. Hope to see you at another one soon.

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  4. AWESOME TIPS! I have lots of friends who shop thrift stores and they come out with some GREAT things! Seeing this haul reminded me of them. But like many others, gotta have the patience LOL. Good picks.

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    1. Thank you for the compliment Janelle. You should join your friends for a thrift shopping trip. Once you find that great piece, you will be hooked.

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  5. Girl, you are a pro! Continue to teach us your ways.

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  6. I was in Plato's Closet last weekend thinking to myself, why am I trying on these $15 jeans when I can just go to Goodwill and get the same pair for under $5!! Great finds and tips!

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    1. So true Demetrice! I would take designer jeans at $15, if they fit well. That's a bargain too.

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  7. Those are some great finds! I love the tips too. I enjoy thrifting but have not looked for jeans before ... but you have inspired me to change that!

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    1. Awesome! So glad I could inspire you. Best wishes on your search for thrifted jeans!

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  8. You got some GREAT jeans there thrift sister and some fabulous prices! I would add -- PATIENCE, PATIENCE, PATIENCE. Thrifting jeans can be very difficult at times. But, when you find some, they are so worth the time you took.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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    1. Oh yes Ayana! Patience is the key. I scored big this time. I think I am good for about a month or too!

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  9. I still have HORRIBLE luck finding the right pair of jeans in a thrift store. After all of these years! Doesn't help that I don't care much for jeans in the first place. I'm trying to change that stance this year. Like yourself, I love me a good skirt or a nice dress but I do envy folks rockin' jeans and rockin' them well. Currently, I only have three pair of jeans in my closet. THREE. I gotta do better.

    Happy New Year!

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    1. Hey Vivi just designate a shopping trip for jeans only and I am sure you will find the perfect thrifted pair.

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  10. I measure the waist and hips of my favorite jeans and take the tape measure when I thrift at places with no dressing room. I can usually tell if the cut is right by looking.

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    1. That's a great tip Paige! Thank you for sharing.

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  11. these are great tips!! I just shared my tips on thrift shopping too! Yay!

    xoxo
    Lauren
    www.dressingdallas.com

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  12. Great tips! I'm big on #3 ... jump, sit, bend over .. etc ;-)

    Monica.

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