Second Hand Fashion: $2-a-Pound Thrifting Finds at the Goodwill Outlet in Queens, New York

January 27th, 2011
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I almost DON’T want to admit it — but here I am doing just that!¬†Until Monday, I’d never been to an outlet thrift store shopping before. Yes, it’s true! And what’s even more crazy? I didn’t know they existed until my friend over at Living Fly on a Dime told me so through her YouTube videos and blog.

Still, I cut myself some slack considering the majority of my “formative thrifting years” were spent in Lancaster, PA, where thrift store prices are low enough NOT to warrant an “outlet” by the same name. But now that I’m a three-year-and-growing Manhattan resident, it’s about time that I come to recognize even the “thriftiest” of prices here can get lower … and that’s why the existence of a Goodwill Outlet in nearby Queens is a blessing for a thrift queen like me!

One of my favorite blog posts are when I can share my latest finds — inspiring YOU to take a few hours from your schedule to light your creative juices and search for fun, fashionable finds that represent YOUR style and YOUR personality for a budget-friendly price.

I’ve thrifted far and wide [or at least all around the northeast!] to bring you visual inspiration and comment-worthy pictures of what I’ve seen and experienced in a thrift store. From my adventures finding an ugly holiday sweater in York, Pennsylvania to that time I went to the “warehouse sized” Salvation Army; my road trip to Maryland for a concert and a “stopover” at the Village Thrift Store and that other time I thrifted at a Long Island, New York Goodwill for a [designer!] Little Black Dress to wear to a Carnegie Hall event for Glamour Magazine …

…. well, I can’t say I’ve exactly DONE it ALL, and that’s a good thing! Because my goals are the same now as they were when I started this blog: to share my love of finding & wearing vintage fashion and thrift store style for a happy, healthy mind, body and HEART!

Keep scrolling to see what I uncovered at the Goodwill Outlet in Queens, New York … from a Minnie Mouse sweatshirt with DIY potential to a large collection of ironic sports shirts, it was a Goodwill worth “digging” … pun intended! ;-)

Do you have a thrift store find — maybe even from an outlet near you? — that warrants a shout out from my fan page or this here blog? Send me a photo or leave a note in the comments below!

I can be reached over email [sammy@sammydvintage.com], Twitter and Facebook. And if you are a YouTube user, you can send me a message there, too.

Oy vey! Whatever happened to snail mail?!?!

Have a wonderful Thursday lovelies, and I will blog to you again tomorrow!

xx, SD

GOODWILL OUTLET: DIGGING FOR FINDS IN BINS, BINS, BINS!

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A FEW OF MY FAVORITE FINDS: CUT UP PLAID SHIRT, VINTAGE CROPPED BLAZER & VINTAGE SKIING SWEATER

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MORE VINTAGE FINDS!

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SPORTS T-SHIRTS: FROM LOCAL LOVE TO QUIRKY IRONY

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BEYOND CLOTHES: RECORDS, VHS TAPES & BRIC-A-BRAC!

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Thrift Store Shopping Like a Pro

Part 1: Thrift Store Shopping – Research
Part 2: Thrift Store Shopping – Preparation
Part 3: Thrift Store Shopping – Strategy
Part 4: Thrift Store Shopping – Inspection
Part 5: Thrift Store Shopping – Sharing

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  1. Bex says:

    Thanks for this! I’m staying in Brooklyn for a week at Easter (coming from Australia) and will have to check this place out!

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