Growing up in Nova Scotia we have this store called Frenchys, which is a second hand shop in many east coat towns. Now I grew up on Frenchys, I found brand name clothes at a fraction of the price. This is what started my love affair for thrift stores.
In grade 8 I found a pair of American Eagle jeans that fit me perfectly, and were a nice lighter wash. Those are the pants I’m still wearing today, about 8 years later. These jeans have stuck by my side through everything, have been washed probably a thousand times, and have only ripped a bit. I picked up these jeans for $3.
Although we unfortunately don’t have Frenchys in Manitoba we do have the Salvation Army, which I try to visit from time to time. I found this great plaid button-down there, for $2. The shirt is a male’s shirt, but it fits great, and is the perfect cover up during patio and camping season.
Since growing up on thrift stores, Value Villages, and Frenchys I have such a hard time buying something full price. I can’t justify buying a $30 shirt, if I could get three or four for that price, at a thrift store. If I’m going to splurge it’s going to be on a staple item like a watch or handbag.
When I do want to buy something new, I will always look for the deals, and try to only shop in the sales section. I bought these Softmoc sandals three summers ago in Ontario and they’ve been my go to summer sandal, and were only $40. Way less than Birkenstocks, and look pretty much the same!
So my Wardrobe Wednesday tip for today is shop the sales, and don’t be scared to go into a thrift shop or cheaper places like Walmart (I found this blogger shirt there for $13!) There are cheaper gems that look great everywhere you go…you just have to look!
Help me continue my love affair with thrift stores by leaving in the comments what stores around Canada I should visit!
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