Hello, my name is *********** and I'm a thrift storeaholic. Well, there SHOULD be a support group for those of us so afflicted. Show me a thrift store and I'll show you my heels as I run for the door. I should have bumper stickers that read, 'I brake for thrift stores' (and second hand shops and consignment shops and garage sales) okay, I'll admit it, I'm in bad shape.
Now, in my defence I will say that I have come out of many a thrift store, shs, cs and gs with nothing in my hands. I really have. And further to my defence I only shop with cash I have saved out of my weekly spending allowance ($20.00 a week). It's not much of a defence but it's all I've got.
All that being said, I went to a thrift shop yesterday and came away with ten childrens books for $4.00 for the grandies to read at our house (I never give used for a gift...never), two size 4.5 knitting needles for .75 cents and a fall weight leather jacket in immaculate condition (I swear it looks like it has never been worn) for $25.00. Yes, I will most definitely wear an item from a thrift shop.
Now I want to tell you about my favourite thrift shop in this city. It is called Bibles For Missions and is located on a main road with lots and lots of available parking. A few years back it was just your average thrift shop (and smelled like it too). Today, it is open, airy, has new vinyl plank floors and is well curated and displayed. I had to fight my way through hordes of university students shopping for kitchen items to get them through the term.
They have regular blind auctions with wonderful vintage to antique items up for grabs. The staff is pleasant and helpful and, most important, (to Me anyway) it doesn't smell like a thrift shop.
So there you have my confession. Anything you'd like to share with us?