Category Archives: patience

Olympic Merch – Patience is Key

You’ve heard of the Slow Food movement – the idea that you spend time preparing food from scratch as opposed to the chemical/fat/sugar laden fast food – right? Well I think thrift shopping could be called Slow Shopping. It’s inherently … Continue reading

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Spring Break Thrift

Depending on where you live, spring is in the air. Crocuses are popping up everywhere in BC’s lower mainland and coastal areas, cherry trees are in bloom, forsythia about to burst… but I know that most of the rest of … Continue reading

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Do you believe in Thrift Faeries?

I do. Every once in a while, I feel like the thrift faeries can foresee the future and they stay my hand at one point in order to guide me to another, better deal. This happened to me today. A … Continue reading

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If Thrifting had a virtue…

…it would be Patience. As you know, thrift shopping is not like retail shopping. In retail shopping you go and get what you’re looking for. In thrift shopping you go and look for what’s there, see what you’ll find. But … Continue reading

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