Author Archives: thriftshopperforpeace

Things I’m Still Looking For

You’ve heard all the legends, right? Someone finds a (fill in the blank) at a thrift shop and it turns out to be a thing worth tons of money. This has never happened to me. Ever. But it could. Here’s … Continue reading

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A New Kind of Consignment

There’s a franchise that’s opened a new store in Abbotsford called “Plato’s Closet”. The store sells used clothing that it buys from people. Unlike a traditional consignment store, Plato’s Closet buys your clothing outright. I like this method. In a … Continue reading

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The Laundry, The Laundry!

Anyone remember that great Charlotte Diamond song about the laundry? So fun. I actually don’t mind doing laundry all that much although if someone invented clothes that would put themselves away after they’ve been washed, that would be awesome. I … Continue reading

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A Fresh Start

I’ve been somewhat remiss in maintaining this blog and have been trying to figure out why. I think there’s a few reasons: I do not thrift shop as often as I once did and I think that’s because my work … Continue reading

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Misses Clause

You’ve certainly heard about Santa Claus but have you heard about Misses Clause? I learned about this from the folks over at WIN thrift shop in Victoria. The Misses Clause states that: Any gift given in good will around the … Continue reading

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Success

The Ugly Christmas Sweater has gone the way of so many other things associated with Christmas: death by commercialization. The original concept was so great: find a vintage sweater, that was once sold as a nice sweater but in today’s … Continue reading

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Spruce Collective

There’s a couple of great little shops in Abbotsford called Spruce Collective and The Market by Spruce Collective. The Spruce Collective is actually that: a collective of women who met as vendors at vintage markets and together opened up a … Continue reading

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