Organized at Last

Super Secondhand Shopping

The weather quickly got cooler this week in the beautiful pacific NW! Time to switch my closet from summer to fall. I did pull out a few items but also realized that my fall/winter wardrobe was lacking. So instead of racing to the mall, I visited one of my favorite consignments stores. In about 30 minutes and 0$ later, I had plenty of new items to keep me warm, comfortable and hopefully in style (the young girls who work for me assured me I had done well:)

Here is what I found…1 shirt dress, 1 sweater dress, 2 sweaters and 1 long sleeve tunic top. All but 1 of the items I found were half price and my total receipt came to $29.34 including tax. I had store credit so my total was $0.00! Using other items that I already own like boots, jeans, leggings, jewelry etc. here is a sampling of my new outfits…

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This is a great casual dress for cool fall days.

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This can be dressed up or dressed down with boots or flats. What a find!

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I love this top with jeans and my navy boots.

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Coral has to be one of my favorite colors. It’s perfect with this scarf!

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I love this cozy cowl neck sweater. It’s a great staple to have in any wardrobe!

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And the best part? Seeing the total on my receipt!

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I love consignment shopping so much. There is no guilt in spending no $ (or very little $ if you don’t have any credit to use), there is almost no packaging to deal with, and when I get tired of my purchases I re-consign them :-). Although I can afford to purchase new, I really get so much more joy from shopping used. Most of all, I love knowing that with all the $ I save on second hand purchases my husband and I are able to travel and share experiences that are far more rewarding and valuable than a new designer outfit. The team at Organized at Last is happy to help you find a new wardrobe, or create a beautiful new space using amazing second hand finds!

What do you love most about consignment shopping?

Comments

  1. Great post! I love that everything is organized by style and size-saves me the angst of traditional stores where I can search an entire rounder of clothing only to realize they don’t have my size

  2. I have shopped garage sales, consignment shops and thrift stores for most of my life. I do have two rules in purchasing used – no socks or swim suits. I’ve relaxed my swim suite rule, but never my sock rule. My home is decorated in early 21 centrury garage sale. It’s fabulous darlings. : ). 4 great silver and leather bar stolls for $50!!!! A handmade ceramic collander for $5 that I still use today. I’ve had people try and buy this from me. I am also a couponer. Recently I purchased $135.16 worth of product for $17.00 and also received a $20 coupon for my next store visit. If you are paying attention, I made $3 on the transactions. Yeah me!!!

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