Tag Archives: clothing

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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Main Street Meanderings

Spent a perfect day in Vancouver today exploring South Main and discovered a consignment shop that I had not heard of before.Turnabout Luxury Resale is on 14th and Main (but with other locations in Vancouver and South Surrey). As the … Continue reading

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Vacation Thrifting in Oliver BC

One of the things I love to do on vacation is thrift shop. It’s just fun to see what other communities support in terms of charities and what people donate. One of the unique opportunities I’ve had is to revisit … Continue reading

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Thrift Score in Oban

Not sure if you‘re aware of this but it rains in Scotland, eh? We went for a walk on the “golf course” in Iona (a cow\sheep pasture where the biggest hazard is the huge cow paddies and sheep poop you … Continue reading

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Gravity is Costing Me Money

This is probably a post that most men will not want to read and I totally understand if you leave this post right now and look for something more stereotypically sports related.  I absolve you of any guilt you may … Continue reading

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Eco Fashion Week – good thing or fad?

Eco Fashion Week begins this coming Sunday in Vancouver. According to their website, its mission is: …to educate the Apparel and Textile industry on how to shift towards more healthy ways to design, manufacture, distribute, market and sell their products. … Continue reading

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Bangladesh – what have we learned?

When you treat workers as cheap labor it’s difficult to care for them. The long term solution to this is simply responsible entrepreneurship – Nazma Akhter, president of the Sommilito Garments Sramik Federation (Union of Garment Workers Association) A year … Continue reading

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Roll Up Your Sleeves – the VAC Thrift Store

This is me and my sister. She is by far my favourite thrift buddy. We have the same instincts for stuff, know when we’ve had enough, know when there’s one more shop we can see. We hit four thrift shops … Continue reading

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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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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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