There are few things I love as much as a thrift store — except maybe a nice flea market or garage sale! Since I was a kid, I’ve had a bit of an obsession with old things, be it thirty years or three centuries. Granted, the former is more likely to be available on this sort of jaunt, but so are a lot of newer items with little wear and tear that can be had at a bargain price.
For this inaugural Consumer Chic thrift haul, I visited my most local Goodwill (meaning the one closest to my undisclosed northern Illinois home location), and two smaller resale shops. I’d intended to check out a recently discovered Salvation Army store, but alas, they are closed on Sundays. I’d like to think it was the universe reminding me that I dislike the Salvation Army and should not support them. But I digress.