Thursday, November 25, 2010

Guest Blogger: Anna of A Banana Medley

Hi everyone!  I'm Anna from A Banana Medley.   I'm so honored to be guest posting for my pal Jill while she enjoys a Thanksgiving holiday vacation. Because she is a fellow thrifter and lover of bargain shopping, I thought I would share...

The Joys of Second Hand

Partly thanks to inspiration from the blogging world, partly thanks to the changing seasons and partly thanks to my evolving personality and tastes- my style transitions quite often.

That's part of the reason I love thrifting and shopping at consignment stores, it makes dressing affordable.




One of my favorite places to shop is Everyday People Clothing Exchange.
Here's how it works:

1. Clean Out Your Closet

2. Bring in your gently used and vintage clothing to one of the three Twin Cities locations.



3. They look through your clothes and determine what they can sell. They buy your clothes and you can get 30% of the selling value in cash OR (my preference) 50% of the selling value in store credit.



4. Shop your heart out. For free!!

5. Added bonus: if you are a member of Minnesota Public Radio and you show your card, you get a 20% discount!
That's how this...




Becomes this...



Two new shirts (one vintage, one from The Gap) and a dress to wear to a wedding this weekend (Laundry by Shelli Segal) and I still have $22.00 store credit remaining!

If you don't have Everyday People in your city, there are other clothing exchange places like Buffalo Exchange, Plato's Closet or Beacon's Closet. Here's some helpful tips for bringing your clothing in to sell.

Today's outfit contains two of my all time favorite Everyday People purchases: This patchwork tunic made from an old sweater and vintage fabric pieces (making my own version of this is on my winter to do list) AND these fantastic fringe boots that are so much fun to wear!


Shakin' the fringe!

Tunic: Everyday People
Jeggings: Sears
Boots: Everyday People
Necklace: Target, thrifted

1 comment:

Isabella Kiss said...

wow! that store looks like so much fun! what a great idea! the only one like that in my area only swaps childrens clothing... :(