THRIFTING TIPS 101: JANUARY BEST MONTH FOR THRIFT SHOPPING

Monday, December 30, 2019

JANUARY BEST MONTH FOR THRIFT SHOPPING: The thrift, consignment and vintage stores are filled to the brim with last minute donations from the shopaholic who cleaned out her closet, those unwanted Christmas gifts and overstock from the manufacturer who needs to get a tax credit. January is truly the best time to really find the best deals! Make sure to go thrift shopping next month. You can visit The Resale District or our Thrift Store Locator to locate stores in your area. 

SALE DAYS: 50% OFF RED TAGS GOODWILL THROUGH JANUARY 4TH

Sunday, December 29, 2019




The LAST CHANCE color tag of the week at all Goodwill North Georgia stores is RED. Starting December 29th through January 4th, all items with RED tags are an additional 50% off. 

SALE DAYS: 50% OFF VALUE VILLAGE STOREWIDE DECEMBER 27TH

Thursday, December 26, 2019




Photo Credit: Value Village Atlanta

On Friday, December 27th is Value Village Atlanta's epic 50% off StoreWide Sale. This sale is usually held on the last Wednesday of every month. Since the last Wednesday of December was Christmas Day, the 50% off StoreWide Sale will be held on Friday December 27th. The sale is on all donated clothing and household linens. 

There are 12 stores in the Metro-Atlanta. Some are opening as early as 6am. Read more to find the store nearest to your neighborhood/county.

THRIFTING TIPS 101: DON'T FORGET TO USE YOUR SMARTPHONE

Monday, December 23, 2019


DON'T FORGET TO USE YOUR SMARTPHONE: Your smartphone is one of the most important tools you can use to be a successful thrift shopper. I use mine all the time to check prices for items, so I can be sure that I am getting the best bang for my buck.

How do you use your smartphone while thrift shopping?

SALE DAYS: 50% OFF BLUE TAGS GOODWILL THROUGH DECEMBER 28TH

Sunday, December 22, 2019



The LAST CHANCE color tag of the week at all Goodwill North Georgia stores is BLUE. Starting December 22nd through December 28th, all items with blue tags are an additional 50% off. 

Please remember that the items that are color of the week have been on the floor rotation for at least 30 days. What is left is now on sale at 50% off, so it can be moved quicker through a customer purchase. The best day to shop is on Sunday, December 22nd!! Click HERE to find a Goodwill location near you. 

Events: Thrifting Atlanta Winter Market + Fashion Swap February 9th

Friday, December 20, 2019


Our Thrifting Atlanta Winter Market & Fashion Swap is scheduled for Sunday, February 9th, 2020, 2:00 pm at the Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta Buckhead Place, 3312 Piedmont Road Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30305. Click HERE to secure your ticket for our event.

What I Wore: Ugly Christmas Sweater + Metallic Leggings

Wednesday, December 18, 2019



It's officially Ugly Christmas Sweater season! I got a chance to attend the Ugly Sweater Christmas Party hosted by Nikka Shae at Parkwoods Atlanta inside Crown Plaza Atlanta Perimeter. I wore my festive Christmas sweater and metallic leggings. It was so fun to meet up with my blogger friends and celebrate the holiday season. We enjoyed holiday drinks and donated Toys for tots.

Sale Days: Thrifting Atlanta Weekly through December 24th

Tuesday, December 17, 2019




Here is the Thrifting Atlanta Weekly list of sales/events through December 24th

Thrifting Tips 101: Shop the racks near the fitting rooms

Monday, December 16, 2019



SHOP THE RACKS NEAR THE FITTING ROOM. Most thrift shoppers know that as a courtesy you should not shop from the rack of merchandise that employees are bringing to the floor. But do you shop the racks near the fitting room? 

SALE DAYS: 50% OFF YELLOW TAGS GOODWILL THROUGH DECEMBER 21ST

Sunday, December 15, 2019


The LAST CHANCE color tag of the week at all Goodwill North Georgia stores is YELLOW. Starting December 15th through December 21st, all items with yellow tags are an additional 50% off. 

Please remember that the items that are color of the week have been on the floor rotation for at least 30 days. What is left is now on sale at 50% off, so it can be moved quicker through a customer purchase. The best day to shop is on Sunday, December 15th!! Click HERE to find a Goodwill location near you. 

EVENTS: January 2020 Thrifting Bus Tours Metro-Atlanta

Wednesday, December 11, 2019




You are invited to join us for our Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tours. Our next bus tour is scheduled for Saturday, January 11th, 2020. Enjoy a chauffeured bus ride to shop Atlanta's must-visit thrift, consignment and vintage stores. Meet new friends, get exclusive discounts, light refreshments and a bag lunch too! Seating is limited. 

Sale Days: 50% OFF Storewide Sale December 10th Intown Thrift

Monday, December 9, 2019




Intown Thrift HALF OFF Sale is Tuesday, December 10th, 2019! 


SALE DAYS: 50% OFF ORANGE TAGS GOODWILL THROUGH DECEMBER 14TH

Sunday, December 8, 2019



The LAST CHANCE color tag of the week at all Goodwill North Georgia stores is ORANGE. Starting December 8th through December 14th, all items with orange tags are an additional 50% off. 

Please remember that the items that are color of the week have been on the floor rotation for at least 30 days. What is left is now on sale at 50% off, so it can be moved quicker through a customer purchase. The best day to shop is on Sunday, December 8th!! Click HERE to find a Goodwill location near you. 

Thrifting Tips 101: IT'S OK TO LEAVE THE THRIFT STORE EMPTY HANDED

Monday, December 2, 2019


IT'S OK TO LEAVE THE THRIFT STORE EMPTY HANDED!The joy of thrift shopping is being able to find items that you love at a good deal. You will have your good days and you will have some bad days.

Sale Days: 50% OFF Storewide Sale December 3rd Intown Thrift




Intown Thrift HALF OFF Sale is Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019! 


SALE DAYS: 50% OFF GREEN TAGS GOODWILL THROUGH DECEMBER 7TH

Saturday, November 30, 2019


The LAST CHANCE color tag of the week at all Goodwill North Georgia stores is GREEN. Starting December 1st through December 7th, all items with green tags are an additional 50% off. 

What I Wore: Gold Foil Denim + Graphic Tee

Friday, November 29, 2019


Hubby and I spent our Thanksgiving evening at the Saints vs Falcons. My Saints game day outfit was thrifted from head to toe. I wore a blinged out Fleur De Lis graphic tee and gold foil denim Bebe jeans. 


THRIFT SHOPPING: 2019 BLACK FRIDAY Thrifting Atlanta

Wednesday, November 27, 2019



Are you looking for the best discounted deals on Black Friday? If you love a bargain, as much as we do, be sure to check out your local resale stores too! Several are hosting door buster deals and week long sales. Here are some must-visit thrift, consignment and vintage stores offering exclusive discounts during Black Friday Weekend. Click HERE for GPS directions too!

Thrifting Tips 101: Shop The Label

Monday, November 25, 2019



SHOP THE LABEL. Whether shopping for vintage pieces or high end designer you should always shop the label. Do not use the label solely to determine the size. It tells you much more about the item. Labels tell a story! The label on the inside of the garment will answer the following four questions:

Sale Days: 50% off Red Tags through November 30th

Saturday, November 23, 2019



The LAST CHANCE color tag of the week at all Goodwill North Georgia stores is RED. 

What I Wore: Olive Pussy Blow Blouse + Black Skinny Pants

Wednesday, November 20, 2019


Yes I thrift and you should too. My style is classic, effortless and budget friendly. When I go thrifting I love finding quality pieces that I can wear from season to season. My thrift personality is to create retail looks from resale fashion. What is your thrift personality?


$10 Thrift Haul: African Print Kimono Pants Set

Wednesday, November 13, 2019



I stopped by N Lawrenceville Goodwill on my lunch break and scored this Shop Saari Kimono set for only $10. It currently retails on their website for $120. This African wax print is so beautiful. I can't wait to style this look. 


How would you style this look?

Last Minute Halloween Costumes Style Segment

Thursday, October 31, 2019



Did you catch my style segment on 11 Alive's Atlanta and Company? I spilled the beans about the benefits of shopping your closet for a last minute costume. Plus I styled three models fashion that you too have sitting in your closet to make a fun unique costume.

Events: Back By Popular Demand Consignment Dollar Sale this Saturday

Wednesday, October 30, 2019



You are invited to the Back by Popular Demand Consignment $1 Dollar Sale. The outdoor event is scheduled for Saturday, November 2nd, 8:00 am. The event will take place in the parking lot of  Back By Popular Demand Lilburn location at 4838 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn, GA 30047. You will see signage for the sale, so you won't miss it!

There will be over 2,500 pieces available for $1 each. No tax. CASH ONLY. If you've never been its wild and crazy in a great way. The sale is over when the clothes are gone. Bring your own shopping totes and/or laundry baskets to carry your items. NO garbage bags!

RULES:
* CASH ONLY
* NO KIDS under the age of 12
* NO HOARDING
* NO COUPONS OR STORE BUCKS

Get there early to secure a spot in line! But remember no one enters the sale until 8am sharp.

Have you attended a Back By Popular Demand $1 Sale? What items did your score?

National Consignment Day Style Segment

Monday, October 7, 2019




Today is National Consignment Day and I was invited to do a style segment on 11Alive Atlanta and Company show.  Check out the video to see the outfits that I selected for my models Joy, Carolyn and Lindsay. They are dressed head to toe in consignment fashion.  

Lindsay's entire look is from Style Exchange Consignment in Suwanee. Carolyn's look is from My Best Friend's Closet Consignment in Lawrenceville and her purse is from Monica's Consignment Boutique in John's Creek. Joy's look came from Back By Popular Demand Consignment in Lilburn and her necklace from Monica's Boutique & Consignment in Johns Creek.

Events: October 26th Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour

Wednesday, September 25, 2019



If you see a Georgia Coachlines Charter Bus rolling through the parking lot of your favorite Thrifting Atlanta store, don't be surprised! It's just my Thrifting Atlanta family spending the day treasure hunting for bargains. I will be out of the country, so Pretty Curvy Diva will host the October 26th Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour

Events: COCO + MISCHA Slow Fashion Symposium 2019

Monday, September 23, 2019





Yes I am all smiles because I have some exciting news to share! This weekend, October 4th-6th, I will be one of the panelists during the Slow Fashion Symposium 2019 hosted by COCO + MISCHA, a retail store in Atlanta that is passionate about slow fashion. My session is Saturday morning and it's titled Sustainability = Inclusivity – An engaging discussion about embracing all sizes, races and budgets to achieve a truly sustainable initiative. I can't wait to share my passion for resale fashion and how the importance of shopping secondhand. 

Poshmark Live Party Atlanta

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Photo Credit  Blooming Brands


This weekend I attended the Posh Live Party in Atlanta. It is an event series hosted by Poshmark that tours across the U.S. Each event gives the Poshmark community the opportunity to network with local Poshers, mingle with Team Posh, and learn tips and tricks to level-up their closet game.
It was my first time attending and it definitely won't be my last. I enjoyed meeting other poshers in my area, some I met online so it was a delight to meet them in person. Here is a photo recap of the evening.

What I Wore: Red Dress + Red Fascinator Hat

Monday, September 9, 2019


I don't always wear red, but when I do it transforms into intensified pink! My entire look is thrifted (except the hat). I scored the dress, belt and shoes from Buffalo Exchange in Manhattan. It was the perfect outfit to wear to the Ousley UMC Women's Day Tea. 

Events: $10 Stuff A Bag Sale Thrift Haul My Best Friend's Closet Consignment

Monday, September 2, 2019



I attended the Stuff-A-Bag Sale at My Best Friend's Closet Consignment in Lawrenceville, GA. This sale is held twice a year and it is a must attend event. You pay $10 for a bag and you get to stuff with as much clothing as your bag can hold. Here is a photo recap of the event plus see my thrift haul video at the end showing my fabulous finds.


Events: September 2019 Thrifting Bus Tour Unclaimed Baggage Center

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

This month our Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour is heading to Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama. We will spend up to four hours shopping the main store which is 40,000 square feet plus their ETC. Building located next to the main store. This smaller store has three floors filled with extra discounted Last Chance items. 

Unclaimed Baggage Center purchases the unclaimed luggage and cargo, from commercial airlines, buses, trains, trucks, and other transportation venues.  After they inspect and clean the contents from inside the luggage, they sell it in their store. Items that are considered unsaleable are recycled or donated to various charities.

The store has several departments including women’s, men’s, children’s, footwear, formal wear, electronics, sporting goods, jewelry, books and luggage. Every item is sorted, cleaned and tested. The products sell at 20 to 80 percent below retail price, so pricing is comparable to a consignment store.

Here is a photo recap from a previous visit. 

Thrift Haul: Urban Renewal Consignment Dollar Sale

Monday, August 26, 2019


Urban Renewal Consignment a local consignment store in Marietta, GA hosted a Dollar Sale to raise money for MUST Ministries. MUST Ministries is a non-profit, faith-based organization helping people in our community break the cycle of poverty and homelessness. MUST provides basic necessities such as food, clothes and housing, free of charge. This event was a must attend because I would be doing my part to support the mission of MUST Ministries. The selection of fashion was name brand and designer labels. Dresses were $5, other clothing, accessories and shoes were $3. 

Here is a photo recap and thrift haul video of my thrifted finds!

Events: August 2019 Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tours (RECAP)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019



What I love more than thrift shopping, is to share my passion and be an inspiration so others would try thrift shopping too. I host the Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour and take over 50 ladies on a chauffeured bus to shop up to six thrift, vintage and consignments stores. They enjoy exclusive discounts at each store and get a bag lunch too. But most importantly are the friendships developed during the day.

Our August bus tour shopped the following stores:

Here is a photo recap of our thrift shopping day!

What I Wore: Rose Gold Stiletto Heels + Floral Mini Dress

Monday, August 19, 2019



Have you ever thrifted an entire look from head to toe in one thrift shopping trip? I don't often get that lucky, but I had one of those days when I scored these Rose gold stilettos and drop waist dress from Goodwill Covington.  The dress had no hanger appeal, but I tried it on anyway because I loved the print and the style. I am so happy that I followed my gut. Once I put everything together, it was a perfect look to host our Thrifting Atlanta fashion show.

Thrift Haul: Style Exchange Consignment $2 Dollar Sidewalk Sale

Saturday, August 10, 2019


What a fun weekend Thrifting Atlanta at the $2 Dollar Sidewalk Sale hosted by Style Exchange Consignment in Suwanee, GA. There were five racks of clothing plus tubs filled to the brim with shoes, handbags, accessories and more clothing. Since it was a consignment store, the majority of the items were designer and department store brands. Several of them New With Tags and off course they were current trends.

I set a budget of $20 but went way over that budget, but it was definitely worth it. The sale was held outside on the sidewalk so you could not go into the store to try on clothing. But you know that does not bother me at all. I always were my thrifting uniform so I can try on the clothing over my clothes.

Two of my friend also attend the sale with me. This is great idea because we could pull items for each and start our pile, then go through and decide on the pieces we loved and would take home. Here is a photo recap plus a video, so you can see each piece of my thrift haul.


Events: Thrifting Atlanta Summer Market + Fashion Swap July 28th

Friday, July 5, 2019



Our Thrifting Atlanta Summer Market and Fashion Swap is July 28th 2019. Join us for a fun afternoon where you can shop with vendors and participate in a fashion swap. RSVP http://bit.ly/RSVPSummerMarket2019


SHOP WITH OUR VENDORS
We have over 30 vendors in fashion, accessories, beauty, lifestyle and food. Enjoy thrifty prices and exclusive discounts too. Click HERE to review our list of vendors.





SHOP THE CLOSET OF OUR FASHIONISTAS
Enjoy thrifty prices on their once-loved gently loved fashion.

PARTICIPATE IN OUR FASHION SWAP
Ladies bring at least 3 like-new and gently worn fashion items and trade them in for a pink shopping bag to fill up with new-to-you fashion. Items must be department store or name brands. One item must be a dress. Other items we accept are blouses, skirts, jumpsuits, rompers, shoes and purses.






This is not a one-for-one swap. The donated items are organized and displayed in the designated room/space which we affectionately call the Swap Room. We also get donations from generous retailers & our blogger friends.

We hope that you can join us on Sunday, July 28th for our Summer Market and Fashion Swap. RSVP http://bit.ly/RSVPSummerMarket2019


EVENTS: JUNE 2019 THRIFTING ATLANTA BUS TOURS (RECAP)

Tuesday, July 2, 2019


What I love more than thrift shopping, is to share my passion and be an inspiration so others would try thrift shopping too. I host the Thrifting Atlanta Bus Tour and take over 50 ladies on a chauffeured bus to shop up to six thrift, vintage and consignments stores. They enjoy exclusive discounts at each store and get a bag lunch too. But most importantly are the friendships developed during the day.



Our June bus tour shopped the following stores:



Here is a photo recap of the day!















Rock it Vintage














Our next bus tour is on National Thrift Shop Day--Saturday, August 17th. Click HERE to secure your seat on the bus!



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