Category Archives: clothing

A Tale of Two Coats

Here’s my men, both wearing coats that were thrifted. John (that’s my hubby) bought his at a flea market in Rome in December 1986, when we were there on our extended honeymoon. We were in Italy in December during one … Continue reading

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It’s in the Genes

I’ve often shared how much I enjoy thrift shopping with my sister and my mom. I’ve also shared my son’s penchant for finding great deals at thrift shops. Well, my nieces are also thrift-minded and my youngest niece, Alivia, has … Continue reading

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A Thrifting First in Steveston

  I did something yesterday I’ve never done before: I stood in line to get into a thrift shop. The Richmond Auxiliary Thrift Shop in Steveston was having its annual Curio Sale and when I got there at 9:30 they … Continue reading

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Lost and Found…an even better one!

It’s never fun when you lose something you love but isn’t it great when you find a replacement that’s even better? A few months ago, Aaron left his Whitecaps scarf at the stadium after a game and even though he … Continue reading

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A Parting Gift

Last week I finished working at a job that I’ve done and loved for 17 years, serving as Communications Writer for MCC BC. My colleagues held a potluck party for me, many of them bringing some of my favourite foods … Continue reading

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Portland Pseudo-thrift

Last week I told you about our trip to Portland and promised that I’d share some more about “thrift” shops in that lovely city. A really helpful woman at the downtown info centre suggested two thrift shops: the Goodwill on … Continue reading

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Penny Pinching in Portland

My sweetheart and I just got back from 4 days in Portland – the land of bicycles, parks, public transit and devotees of the “keep Portland weird” slogan. We didn’t drive our car once the whole time we were in … Continue reading

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Thrift to the Rescue

I’ve blogged about travel and thrift a few times, including this time when a friend blogged about how thrift shops provided her baby with clothes when the family went on holidays and forgot the baby’s clothing at home. I had … Continue reading

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Back to Bangladesh

So how much have you been thinking about the factory collapse in Bangladesh that happened in April? I’ve been thinking about this a lot. I was pleased to see this excellent cover story on this in last Saturday’s edition of … Continue reading

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Well, so much for that resolution

In January I decided to set myself a thrift spending limit and arbitrarily chose $20/month as that limit. Most of you immediately told me I was an idiot – well, not in those words exactly but the good-natured intent was … Continue reading

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