Category Archives: clothing

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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Great Things in Store

I’m traveling on the other coast for a couple of weeks, my hubby and I are taking my mom on another bucket list trip to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. Now, my mom instilled in me and my sister a love … Continue reading

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The Secret to the Cheapest Thrift Shopping Experience Ever

  Yesterday, this beautiful Monoreno shawl jacket made its way out of an MCC thrift shop and into my closet. Monoreno is a fashion house based in L.A. They describe themselves as having bohemian sensibilities – quite true when you … Continue reading

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Big Score, Little Shops – Thrifting in Ontario

I recently visited the nation’s capital, Ottawa, for a very special purpose: to remember my mother-in-law, Vivian Dawson, who passed away in February. I won the lottery when it comes to in-laws: James and Vivian were the best second set … Continue reading

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Arizona Thrift

We had the privilege of helping my mom cross off a bucket-list item: a visit to the Grand Canyon. My sister, hubby and I really got the biggest benefit because mom paid for nearly all of it. (How’s that for … Continue reading

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A Win-Win in Victoria

The Women in Need (Win) Cooperative in Victoria is a wonderful non-profit organization that supports women “along their journey through crisis, financial self-sufficiency and wellness.” They operate a number of programs and all of their work is supported by donations … Continue reading

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Friends, Fashion and Fun!

Fronya’s Thrift Boutique Store in Mission BC is a social enterprise project of the Women’s Resources Society of the Fraser Valley. The store provides a training ground for women looking for work in the retail industry and proceeds from the … Continue reading

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