That was so exciting to have people read my blog and even make comments! I even had people come up to me and ask questions about what I had posted!
So, for my local friends, thrift stores are a fabulous way to get clothing and other items cheap – not as cheap as yard sales but usually much faster as you can go in and buy what you need and not wait for a Saturday to come. This past week I went to one of my favorite thrift stores. B-Thrifty is located on the corner of 123 (Ox Road) and US1 in Woodbridge. But, why is it my favorite? The prices are low, they have great selection and every couple of weeks they send me a text telling me that everything in the store is 50% off (you have to be a B-Thrifty member). In fact, I got a text today. So, sign up the first time you visit. But, be warned – there are no dressing rooms. So if you want to try clothing on, wear a tank top under your clothes and close fitting shorts. Then, once you’ve found some great clothes, mosey on over to a mirror, strip off your outer layer and start trying on your finds!
Some other good thrift stores in the area are the Salvation Army, conveniently located across the street from B-Thrifty (and next door to Aldi). They do have a dressing room but the prices are higher. There is also a Goodwill in Fairfax on Main Street (in the strip mall between Fair City Mall and Ace’s). Again, their prices are higher but they have a dressing room. Also, all clothes of the same category have the same price so the originally $10 Wal-Mart shirt will have the same price as the $50 designer shirt – $4.99. Besides, I still think 50% off a $2.99 shirt is the best thrift store deal (B-Thrifty)!
Lastly, I would be remiss to not mention Unique off Gallows Road and 50 (my GPS can’t find it so I always plug in Five Guys which is right next door). My husband loves it when I go there because I try to drop off a load of items to be discarded at their Vietnam Vets collection point immediately to the right of the store before I go in and shop! Every Monday they have 25% off everything. If you get a VIP card you can also get 25% off on Thursdays. But the best days are holiday Mondays when everything is 50% off. But, those are crazy busy days there! And like B-Thrifty, they do not have changing rooms so be prepared to step around people trying on clothes in the aisles. I once saw a woman holding up a towel for her husband so he could try on a pair of jeans!
You never know what treasures you will find when you walk into a thrift store!