On a whim, I decided to check out our local Community Resource Center thrift for pants before buying something new online. I'd looked a few weeks ago, and found nothing, so I had no expectations.
Let's just say I walked out with three pairs of perfectly fitting pants (Gap, Limited, White House/Black Market) and two shirts (Moda Int'l and Lucky) for less than I would have paid for one pair of pants in the store. Plus, my money goes to a local charity.
Before three years ago, I had never really thrifted in earnest. But let me tell you, it gets harder and harder to pay full price when I know there's this kind of candy out there.
If only I knew how to be all cool and decoratey and score schwag for my home. Ah, well, at least I have new (to me) clothes.