So I've been rediscovering thrift stores lately (see previous posts). On Sunday, an afternoon too beautiful to stay indoors, I found myself at a Goodwill store I had visited a month earlier. Sadly there were no finds -- except for a sign announcing that a nearby thrift store had just opened this past week. It was a 15 minute ride, and it was a beautiful day, so I decided I would check it out. I was warned upon inquiring about the store that "customers have complained it is expensive" and "we hear it is a lot of Target stuff."
Well, I myself like to form my own opinions, so I went... and I am glad I did! This newly-opened Goodwill was stocked largely with Ann Taylor and Target castaways. And yes, it was priced high, with items marked $20-$80. Still, deals were to be had!
Sadly, a majority of the Ann Taylor clothing had "Sample" in marker or other seemingly non-washable substance on the back. What I found to be a good surprise was the Target castoffs -- hey, remember when Missoni for Target sold out? Or Jason Wu for Target? There was TONS of brand new items -- even designer collaborating collections --- at a slightly lower than retail cost. I wasn't able to find any Missoni items in my size, but I found this gorgeous Jason Wu dress -- brand new -- for $19.99.