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Friends, I have a confession to make: I really don’t like shopping at thrift stores. I don’t mind getting pre-loved clothes at fantastic prices (that’s why I frequent Poshmark). I DO mind how cluttered and unorganized most thrift stores are. Shopping is somewhat therapeutic for me, and I find zero comfort in sifting through piles of unsorted and racks of goods. But you know what I surprisingly do like? SAMPLE SALES. If you’ve never gone to a physical sample sale, you’re depriving yourself of a great (and sometimes entertaining) bargain hunting experience.
One of my latest sample sale acquisitions is this darling Rebecca Minkoff maxi dress that originally retailed for $448.00 (!!! I don’t know WHO in their right mind would pay such a price for any dress). Wanna know what I got it for? 75 bucks. That’s still a bit expensive for me, but totally worth it for this well-made dress. The digital mixed prints and the subdued colors make it a versatile dress that can be worn in any season. In fact, I’ve been wearing it consistently since I purchased it in July. The layers of airy georgette fabric give it an almost ethereal essence. I literally feel like I’m gliding as I walk when I wear this beauty. I actually have another sample sale find in this photo: The purple Clare V foldover clutch that typically retails for $235.00. I got it for $80.
True, both purchases were not cheap. My philosophy: you can spend a bunch of money on cheaper clothes, or you can splurge on a few well-made, beautiful pieces that you can wear everywhere.
If you’re new to the same sale scene and need a few good resources, here are my go-to sites for sample updates:
- Refinery 29
- Warehouse Weekends
- Sole Society’s Mailing List (I scored the leopard pumps in this post for $30)
- Cooper Building Mailing List
Or you can skip the lines and shop the outfit here:
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