Thrift Shops

Not only will you save money buying at the thrift stores, you can create your own fashion with these titles from our digital collections.

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A book worth its weight in gold-or what one charges on a gold card. Written by two fashion experts with deep experience in fashion shopping and styling, How to Win at Shopping is perfect for the woman who loves to shop--there is priceless information on every page. And perfect for the woman who hates to shop--here's the game plan to make it work. And for both, hundreds of ways to save money, time, and aggravation. Page after page is filled with knowledgeable insider tips, the hows and whys of shopping smart: Always beware of prices in carpeted areas of a store. Three-quarter sleeves are always flattering. Sometimes, for certain items like T-shirts or knits, it makes sense to shop in the boys' department. For shoes, the best toe shape will always match your best neckline. Never shop in a hurry. When approaching a rack of clothing, always start with color. Always sit down when trying on clothing. There are style basics, like how to find the perfect pair of jeans. Money-saving tips, like why never to open a store credit card. Shopping rules, like leave your jewelry at home when shopping. Plus tips for shopping online, in thrift stores, and around the holidays. And throughout, separate lists, like the 15 secrets of finding clothes that make you look ten pounds thinner; the seven things a tailor can do-and six things a tailor can't; and the top ten wardrobe staples.

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Looking for just the right outfit for a big party? Or maybe you want to build some funky shelves for your bedroom. Instead of heading for the mall, consider checking out a thrift store. It's a great way to grab some awesome bargains. Thrift shopping started out as a way for charitable organizations to earn money for their missions by selling a variety of items at reasonable prices. Over the decades, it's become a hot recreational activity for all kinds of people, including celebrities! Thrifting opportunities range from traditional thrift stores, consignment shops, vintage and antique stores, flea markets and garage sales, to auctions, estate sales, and online sites such as eBay, Etsy, and Poshmark. You can find just about anything: clothing, jewelry, accessories, sporting goods, vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, furniture, home goods, books, artwork, toys, gift ideas, even cars. The sky's the limit! Check out Thrift Shopping to discover how to thrift and where to thrift. Learn how to judge quality, when and where to shop for bargains, and how to organize your own yard sale. Get tips for upcycling your thrift-shopping finds for your own personal use or to resell them. With a little imagination and not a whole lot of money, you can find-or make-unique treasures while going green with your shopping habits.

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Shopping can be fun, but it can also be confusing. How do you know you're buying the right brand and model, or getting the right price? How do you find the best deal? If you're going to part with your hard-earned cash, you want to get the most bang for your buck, right? The secret is not just shopping but shopping smart. This book explores shopping from all angles. You'll discover • how to flex your muscles as a consumer, by doing product research and making choices that fit both your needs and your values. • where the deals are-from clearance sales to outlet malls to thrift shops. • all the ways to pay-including cash, debit cards, and credit cards-and the advantages and pitfalls of each. • how you can get your money back or even file a complaint if you're not a happy customer. Supplemented with articles and information from USA TODAY, the Nation's No. 1 Newspaper, Shopping Smarts delivers solid advice and firsthand stories of real teens facing many of the same shopping situations you are. Ready to wise up on shopping? Read on!

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Good Morning America correspondent Lara Spencer is a self-confessed frugalista with a passion for shopping at yard sales, thrift shops, and estate sales, and for decorating her home and friends' homes with her fabulous finds. In I Brake for Yard Sales, Lara shares her secrets for bargain hunting and tells you where to shop, what to look for, how to pay for it, how to restore it, and finally, where to put it in your house. Looking for the newest arrivals at your local thrift shops? After busy Saturdays and no-pick-up Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays are generally the best days to shop for fresh items. Peppered with wisdom from world-renowned appraisers whom Lara knows from her previous work on Antiques Roadshow as well as contributions from well-known designers, this book also features the house of comedienne and good friend Kathy Griffin, which Spencer herself refurbished and decorated.

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