In what is becoming an annual tradition, the Vinyl Whores came up from New York for New Years weekend for an extravaganza of thrifting. On Thursday I drove to Norwalk and met them at the train station, then we hit all the thrifts between Norwalk and my house.
Stop 1: Norwalk Goodwill
Teal Fiesta mug $1
Note that there were a couple new trench coats in the coat section from Target that still had their tags on. Goodwill price tag: $24.99. Target Clearance price: $12.95 WTF!!!
Lunch: Stew Leonard's
Stop 2: Westport Goodwill
A bust, yet again. Westport Goodwill, you were once my favorite. What happened to you?
Stop 3: Furniture on Consignment II (Next door to the Westport Goodwill.)
Nothing for us on this trip, but reasonably priced with some good stuff.
Stop 4: Bridgeport Salvation Army
I make an exception to my no acrylic sweater rule for this black Vintage Jonathan Logan dragon sweater for $3.99.
Stop 5: Bridgeport Goodwill
Tangerine Fiesta mug $1
A First Edition copy of one of my favorite books by my favorite author. Different Seasons $2. (If you haven't read Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, you are missing out.)
Find Vintage beaded cardigan in grey: $9.99
And Vintage cashmere sweater in cream: $2.99. Further proof that thrift store pricing is outrageously erratic and I should just get over it.
Stop 7: Orange Goodwill (20 minutes before closing.)
Spot this cutting board under a pile of hats in the men's section. Buy it for $1.99.
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Dinner: 5 Guys Burger and Fries.
Dan explains to us the trend of leaving all of the sales tags on your clothes, after seeing a gentleman in the restaurant sporting just such a look. To which I say take those tags off and wash your damn pants people.
Next Monday: Day 2 in which we travel to points North.
Later This Week: More Christmas gifts, including more trays and Pyrex.