Cherokee t-shirt $1. Tommy Hilfiger jumper $1.
Now that we are more aware of money spent, I've decided to start thrift shopping for some of Alice's clothes. I am no stranger to thrift stores and, in fact, when I was broke and living in LA while going to nursing school, almost half of my closet came from either the Goodwill or Salvation Army. The thrift shopping was so good near my apartment in Santa Monica that the Salvation Army even had a boutique separate from the main store to sell all of those designer toss-aways.
I found some unbelievably amazing things at that boutique.
Like all kids at her age, Alice seems to grow inches overnight. Because of this rapid growth she wears her clothes only a handful of times before they are too small. She grows out of them so quickly that most of those clothes still look brand new when I pack them away for our next kid! And I imagine this is the norm in most families.
So last week Alice and I went thrift shopping at the Utah version of the Goodwill, the Deseret Industries! As is the nature of shopping second-hand, we had to do a bit of digging to find the gems but we came home with some great fall and winter clothing for Alice. Two pairs of pants. A sweatshirt, a cardigan and a cable knit sweater. Three dresses. And two t-shirts.
All for the bargain price of $13.
What are your thoughts on thrift shopping for kids clothes? Do or don't? With the high number of kids-per-family in this state, I thought there would be an over abundance of super cute kids clothing at the DI but, except for the things we bought, it sort of fell flat. We'll definitely go back, though.
Chaps shirt dress - $1. // Gap striped pants - $1. Old Navy shirt - New ($9).