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I Got An Entire Outfit for $32 At Goodwill

My daughter and I went thrifting last night at Goodwill.  I came home with an entire outfit and a pack of gum for a total of $32 (that includes tax).  The outfit included a pair of Ugg-style boots, a pair of Hue jeggings, a Paper + Tee plaid shirt and a below-the-tush Liz Claiborne warm/thicker cardigan.  All in great condition with hardly any wear.  I’m pretty sure the cardigan alone (or the boots) would have cost at least $32 new.

I actually paid a little more than I normally would at a thrift store.  I can get pretty tight when shopping used, especially donated used, but I just got my income tax refund so loosened up a bit, lol.  A lot of people are complaining that Goodwill’s prices are getting outrageous and I can see their point, but we can still save money, especially if we shop the tag sales.  The cardigan I bought last night was originally priced at $9.99 but it had an orange tag so I got it for 50% off.  Red tags were only .99 cents.  I unfortunately didn’t find anything I wanted with a red tag.

I really enjoy the variety in thrift store.  I see so many unusual things, sometimes finding treasures.  Two times I bought a pair of designer boots that I paid less than $10 for and sold them on eBay for $75 and $90.

Do you like thrifting?  If so, what do you thrift for?  Do you save a lot of money by thrifting?  What’s the most unusual thing you’ve found at a thrift store?  Would love to hear your thrift adventures and comments!  Please comment below.

~ Monica

38 thoughts on “I Got An Entire Outfit for $32 At Goodwill”

  1. Sounds like you found excellent bargains, and had fun too.
    My approach to clothing is a little different, but also thrifty, in that I buy good quality clothing but wear items for years. My favourite blue blazer is from 2001.
    Thanks for sharing this, Monica. 🤗

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  2. Living in the UK we have charity shops which I guess are like your thrift stores and one thing that I have noticed when I look around with my partner, she loves looking and even buying n occasion is definitely the variety of items even some designer labels.
    I personally like looking at the books and often bring home the odd title, I enjoy reading about political history and biographies of world leaders in particular and books on self development.
    Thank you once again for sharing your thoughts and insights.

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  3. I absolutely love thrift stores! Most of the jeans I now own are from thrift stores, and they are all name brand, and in good condition when I bought them. Jeans are so expensive otherwise. Some of my absolute favorite thrift store finds were a pair of Oakley sunglasses (unscratched) for 54 cents, and a Michael Kors purse for $6! Saves so much money. 🙂

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    1. Wow, those are great deals! Probably 98% of my wardrobe is from thrift stores, lol. I really like the Goodwill Outlet too because it’s so cheap paying by the pound for clothes, and if something doesn’t fit I’ll just sell it on eBay 🙂


  4. I love shopping at “a second look stores”, unfortunately there are non of these close enough to visit in the area of Toronto where I live. So my shopping sprees are not very often and not much fun.😊

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  5. I fell in love with thrifting ♥️ thrifting means so much to me more than just cheap clothing. I acknowledged that I’ve found the most passionate and most positive people when circled in a thrifting environment. All of us ought to bring life again to the items thrown away. We get the equal amount of joy when we see something so unique! It’s a blast!

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    1. I completely agree! For years, thrift stores have inspired me. Seeing something with a rough finish that I could re-paint, using a vintage sewing basket to organize household things, art to look at and possibly buy – the list goes on. I appreciate your comments and visit! 🙂

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  6. Hi,
    I came to welcome you to annieasksyou and to tell you how pleased I am to have you with me on what I call my technojourney. And I am now your newest subscriber.

    I haven’t shopped in thrift shops (lately most of my shopping is in my own closet), but as a climate change worrier, I think they serve the additional positive role of recycling—that’s got to be a plus.

    Loved your pig art!

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    1. Hi Annie! Glad to have found you and glad to have you.

      I completely agree that thrift stores have the benefit of recycling, saving many items from going to the landfills. Such an important point I wish I had thought to include in this post.

      Thank-you for the compliment on the Pig art, stopping by and commenting! Have a wonderful weekend!


  7. My daughters are always the ones who get me thrifting. Otherwise, I’d probably never go shopping for clothes at all. Then I end up buying more than they do. It takes me a while to find something I like that fits, but then I figure it would take me a while to find something I like that fits me at Macy’s, too, so …

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    1. I really relate to what you say. Usually when I end up at a thrift store it’s because my daughter wants to go. She’s 28 now and it’s only been over the past year that she’s taken a liking to them. I really enjoy thrifting, but don’t really like going by myself, never have a huge need for anything there and really appreciate the time that I do have at home. But times out with my daughter are fun! Thank-you for visiting and commenting! 🙂

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