MMM9 Round-Up: Shopping Secondhand

January 29th, 2010 - filed under: Furthermore » Monday Monthly Mission

So, how was the *oh! horror!* of having a Monday Monthly Mission centered all around shopping?! Haha, who says going green can’t be fun?

Although my bed rest kept my thrifting to a minimum, I was able to pick up a few awesome items this month. And of course, all the clothes and baby clothes I bought were gently used. But it’s not about me – I want to hear about you guys!

How did this month go for you? Were you able to remain entirely secondhand? What kind of goods did you get and how did you have to alter your habits? And most importantly, are you going to try to keep it up indefinitely???

I’d really love to share the thrift store love, so please please please:

1) Send me pics of the pillage! If you scored something amazing that you’d like to share, email me a picture (you don’t have to be wearing it if you don’t want to) at Please include your first name and the city/country you found it in.

2) Send me the names and addresses of the BEST secondhand stores in your city, and maybe a brief description of why they’re so rad. I want to compile a list of the greatest thrift stores across America (across the world??). So send me all the top secret hot spots you know of in every city you’ve been to. Send your thrift stats to

  • Erin

    I found a completely awesome pair of brignt, cherry red, skinny jeans (perfect for spring and summer!) I am in LOVE with them. And they cost me only 3 dollars.

    Also picked up a fitted black velvet blazer. Perfect to go over dresses, or to pair with fun tops and jeans. I just love finding classic pieces like that with so much versatility.

    And Sayward…..we would LOVE to hear about your finds too!

  • Mrs. Money

    I LOVE thrifting! Our best stores in my area are the Goodwills. We really don’t have many others! :(

  • Tenise Rae

    Yeah yeah! I wanna see pics. I sent some in. Now it’s your guys’ turn. This is so much fun. :D

  • Lyneya

    I found a lot of great jars for canning in the fall. I’m looking now so I’ll have enought to put up all my yummies when the time comes. I also found a wonderful shirt for my neice (who isn’t born yet). I’m going to try and attach the picture but forgive me if it doesn’t work.

  • Heather

    My fave dress and sweater evah! 50 cents for the dress!
    I got them at St.Vincent DePaul. But, I’d have to say the best thrift store to me, is Goodwill. My organizational and aesthetic self, LOVES the color coordinated rows of clothes! It’s like a rainbow of frugality!

  • daoine o’

    last week i got an awesomely cute rayon houndstooth sundress that buttons all the way down so it’s perfect for layering thru all seasons, for $2 at my local (and only) thrift store, “the queen’s wardrobe”, located in the basement of the senior center. but…but…if i give the location, *everyone* will want to shop there! (haha…i’m not really near anywhere anyone is, so…)

    my greatest steal there was last year…a new-with-tags $80 cotton/linen sweater from macy’s for $3. and they have $5 bag sales there, too, from time-to-time. last time i got probably well over $50 worth of stuff there.

    aaaahhhh, i *love* thrifting!

  • Sayward

    @ Erin – I used to have a pair of cherry red skinnies, man I loved those pants. They’re *saucy*, ha! Sounds like you got some great stuff!

    @ Mrs. Money – Got any addresses for those Goodwills? The Goodwill is great – they count too! =D

    @ Tenise Rae – Thanks for the pics, let’s hot get enough.

    @ Lyneya – Great tee! Oh man that’s so cute. And awesome collection of canning jars. I’m sure you already know this, but you’re going to buy brand new lids, right? They have to be new to form the proper safety seal – just had to mention it *in case*

    @ Heather – Adorable dress (and bargain!) and thanks for the pics! Do you have addresses for the shop and the Goodwill??

    @ daoine o’ – I understand on wanting to keep the hot spots a secret. If you change your mind, I’d love the address. But I understand! ;-)

  • TeAnna

    I know this post is a million years old, but I had the greatest find yesterday and it made me think of you! $1 for Hitch 22 in a church basement sale. I’ve been on the library waiting list since the great man passed and now I have my own copy in PERFECT condition. I’d love to take it as a sign, but of what? (I should mention, I’m in NC, not somewhere live-let-live;)