Anti-Black Friday Sales and Events

Sale alert_Black FridayIf you guys haven’t heard, there’s a new movement going on that’s being deemed “Anti-Black Friday” by WEAVE Works, which is all about shopping secondhand for your holiday gift needs. Take it from me, you can totally find the perfect (and thoughtful) gift at thrift stores and in order to entice you even more, local stores are holding big sales during the Black Friday weekend! Take a look at the sales going on in Sacramento:

WEAVE Works will offer a 50% coupon for every article of clothing donated on Black Friday. What a great way to give a little and get a little!

Goodwill will have 50% off the entire store on Black Friday.

The American Cancer Society Discovery Shop will have a mystery sale on Black Friday with up to 25% off all merchantise.

The Salvation Army will have 50% off the entire store on November 28th and 29th.

Thrift Town is offering double points for VIPs when they shop on Black Friday. Make sure to sign up as a VIP to get this great deal!

I will be updating this page if I find out about any new sales.

Happy thrifting!


Vintage Clothing Swap this Sunday!

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Amanda from From House Parties to Housewife contacted me about an upcoming swap event that she’s hosting this Sunday and asked if I’d like to co-host a vintage clothing swap, so of course I said “yes, please!”

So I’ll be at Shine this Sunday and you should be too! Bring any handmade or vintage clothing and get ready to swap!

It’s only $5 to participate and you’ll have full access to a room full of crafts, clothing, and food to swap!

Read more about the event and purchase tickets on the Facebook event page.

Hope to see you there!


Half Way Through Nothing New November!

NNN logoWe’re now more than half way through the month, so I thought it would be a good time to check in with you about my Nothing New November challenge!

To be honest, I’ve totes failed the challenge.
fail-stampI bought a few vintage pieces at the antique faire earlier this month, as well as a plaid cape from the thrift store. They were all unique, beautiful pieces that I got for great deals, so I just couldn’t pass them up. That being said, I still failed. Womp womp.

I am proud to say that I have managed to visit quite a few thrift stores without getting a thing for myself, instead opting to focus on finding gifts for others (which is what this challenge is all about!)

All I can do is move forward and try harder not to buy any other clothing or accessories for myself for the rest of the month. I feel pretty confident that I’ll be able to get through the next two weeks without shopping (though it’ll be tough!)

If any of you are taking the Nothing New November challenge, let me know how you’re doing! And don’t worry, you can be honest :)


Thrift your Gifts this Holiday Season!

Thrift Your Gifts
If you’re anything like me, you A. LOVE saving money and B. HATE shopping at the mall during the holidays. This year, why don’t you save yourself money and stress by thrifting your holiday gifts?

Join me on Saturday, December 6th to visit two thrift stores in the area to find gifts for everyone on your list!

Tickets are $5, which includes a tote bag filled holiday goodies!

Register here.

Hope to see you all there!


October Second Saturday Sales and Events

sale alert
The Salvation Army will be having 30% off everything n Friday and Saturday!

WEAVE Works is going to be having another sidewalk sale on Saturday, from 10-1 and all items will be $.98 or less! (Remember I found a fully sequined J.Crew shirt the last time I went? You should definitely check out this sale!)

The Midtown Collective (formerly The Firefly Exchange) will be having a big party on Second Saturday from 5-8pm with art, music, and shopping.

Also, the Sacramento Antique Faire is happening this Sunday, and it will be back at its original location on X and 21st!

Happy thrifting!


The Return of Nothing New November

NNN logoIf you’ve been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that every November, I vow to stop shopping. I know, big breath. It’s an experiment I deemed “Nothing New November,” and I’ve managed to get through two years (with only minor slip-ups–hey, I’m only human!), and I’m looking forward to taking on this challenge again.

30 days, no shopping at thrift stores for myself, and the only way I can get new clothes or accessories is by trading items at buy-sell-trade stores. In other words, I will be spending no money on clothing (go ahead and take a big breath again).

If you’re feeling so bold, then join me for “Nothing New November!”
Use the hashtag #nothingnewnovember on Instagram to share how you’re remixing the items in your closet!

Wish me luck!