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Out with the old…

May 27, 2010

… In with the new (well, new to me).

I had a dilemma the other day — one I’m sure nearly all of you have experienced before. As I stood in my walk-in closet staring at my clothes, I was overwhelmed with frustration because I had nothing to wear.

More specifically, I had no tops to wear for work.

As I’ve mentioned before, my office does not have a strict dress code. But I’m not going to walk in wearing shorts and a tank top. Therefore, my options are somewhat limited — especially in the summer Georgia heat.

Time for a closet cleanout!

On this fateful morning, I grabbed a handful of shirts I don’t remember the last time I wore and set them aside. I must get rid of  items I don’t wear in order to make room for future purchases.

Since I’ve been getting the thrifting itch anyway, it seems like a perfect time to try and make a little cash from Plato’s Closet for perfectly wearable clothes. Then I can focus on restocking my wardrobe. (Note to self: Need shirts. Stop buying dresses.)

This gives me the excuse I need to explore more thrift stores in my city.

I’ve always been a believer in Plato’s Closet, Goodwill and Park Avenue Thrift (especially the one in Acworth, Ga. that sends out coupons for further discounts).

Before our Thrifty Threads shopping adventure, I had never been to Rag-O-Rama in Little 5 Points, but I enjoyed it and plan to go back.

Kristen wrote about a few places she visited during an Atlanta thrift trip.

Aside from my personal interest in finding some new thrifty threads, I’d like to compile a thrift store guide for the area. So help me out — where are some of your favorite haunts?

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Beth Farrar permalink
    May 27, 2010 11:57 am

    Have you been by Last Chance Thrift Store? There are a couple locations apparently, but I went to the one at the corner of N. Decatur Rd & Scott Blvd. Only been there once, but it’s a large location & I found some good stuff. Obviously like any thrift store, you have to be willing to invest the time to find the diamonds in the rough, so to speak. Here’s the website: http://www.lastchancethriftstore.com

    I’m very loyal to the Goodwill though… The one on Buford Hwy. near N. Druid Hills has caused my checking account to take a serious hit 😉

    • Melanie permalink*
      May 27, 2010 7:06 pm

      No, I haven’t been to Last Chance Thrift Store, but I’ll definitely have to check it out! And I may have to take a trip to that Goodwill soon too. I didn’t even realize there was one there — so close to my apartment!

  2. Katy permalink*
    May 27, 2010 5:02 pm

    I am also hitting up Plato’s Closet in the next few weeks. My wonderful laptop decided to fry (literally, on the inside anyways) so I am now saving up for a new laptop, so I figure shedding some of my old clothes for even a few bucks could help. They also say on the site they buy books and DVDs, so maybe I’ll try that as well.

    I have yet to try any thrifting here in D.C., as I realize I don’t need any clothes whatsoever. I wish I had someone to go with…

    • Melanie permalink*
      May 27, 2010 7:11 pm

      Interesting, I didn’t realize they took books and DVDs too. I did take a bunch of cute shoes once — I bought them online from Payless and they didn’t fit.

      I have to make it up there someday, and we can go then. Or we’ll have to make another trip the next time you’re in town!

    • May 27, 2010 10:16 pm

      They take books and DVDs? That’s so good to know! Thanks for the tip, Katy!

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