I never shop BF sales and barely set foot in a mall from year to year.
I don't like seeing clumps of the same thing over and over. Yes, I know BF sales are online but a few things I'd really like - some weight loss here as well - are pants and I hate buying those without trying and seeing and feeling.
My shopping buddy and I have a tradition of visiting a thrift store on BF, though. One large one in the city has been taken over by the Second Ave/Winners bunch and is almost a pleasure to shop compared to what it was in years past where they attempted to stock by color or size.
They do stock roughly by size now but the best improvement is the large signage at the front of each row that describes what is supposed to be in that row: dress pants vs casual pants vs jeans vs capris vs athletic pants. Same specificity with tops so that cardigans are separate from sweaters and both separate from knit tops, etc. Though these last
categories are "fuzzier".
All clothing and shoes are half price and they consistently run 4 day holiday sales. In this store dressing rooms have been open, unlike the Goodwills, but I usually try on in front of a mirror and dress accordingly :D.
I bought shoes and a blazer. A pair of Born refined black and white saddle shoes, a 2d pair of black patent and suede Waldlaufer comfort walking sneakers similar to one I have (where else am I going to get that for four bucks?), a Steve Madden white shiny leather loafer
with black sole and black fringe and tassels, a chestnut brown pair of
docksider type shoes without the white soles, and my favorite a Franco Sarto shiny leather chestnut brown monk strap shoes.
And a funky hazy wool plaid blazer by triple five soul, that I love.
And I paid $22 for all this. And for me, I liked the part that they were unplanned discoveries.
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