AHHHHHHH, and written in words sounds nothing like how I hear it in my head. It’s that sound you hear when something amazing or great is happening. Value Village opened up a brand new store in Ottawa and I was invited to head out as soon as it opened. Sadly I could not make the opening but I did manage a Saturday morning excursion.
I am a thrift shopper, not as extensively as I use to be but I still love the experience. The thrill of finding something that has been tossed by someone and you are given it a new home. My first little find was a cardi in my favourite shade and the price tag screamed”take me home”. I figured I could find many a use for this sweater. Little did I realize I was about to find the perfect top and shorts that would match perfectly.
It’s the cutest little outfit. Perfect for poolside, golf or any casual activity I can think of. So, pre-outfit preview let’s talk Value Village for just one second.
Just in case you don’t know what Value Village is it’s a thrift shop where you can buy used or gently used clothing, shoes, toys, furniture, etc. It’s a popular shopping destination for people from all walks of life.
Value Village is NOT a charity; it is a private for-profit entity operating.Founded in 1954, Value Village is a privately held international secondhand store chain that operates as part of the Savers, Inc. family. Value Village purchases and resells items donated by its nonprofit partners – turning otherwise unused items into sustainable revenue that supports their programs and services. The company also offers local communities a smart way to shop and is one of the largest recyclers of used goods in the world. To find a store near you, please visit: http://www.valuevillage.com/find-a-thrift-store.aspx.
Style does not have to be expensive. It’s the ability to look at an item and figure out how you can make it work. For me I found three pieces that work together and had a fun outfit for $24.00. The shorts are Anne Taylor and the Shirt was Jones of New York. Thrift shopping is not the shopping of early days.
OK Not a good statement because I have been thrift shopping since I was 22. WE use to have a store called Frenchy’s in Saint John and I was a daily shopper. It’s a great way to feed your shopping needs but stay economical. And elst not forget get great clothes and house stuffs.
New Value Village
Ottawa got a new Value Village two weeks ago and I was thrilled. Located in Nepean on Stranderd ( if you are in Ottawa or close you need to head over) Pretty cool to get an opportunity first thing to explore someone else’s second hand goods. I love treasure hunting. It’s like the best part of garage shopping and antique hunting but in a store.
I love browsing through the racks finding bargains and imagining how I can re-purpose something. Plus I am in love with the signage. Doors re-purposed to really let you know where to go.
A trip to Value Village is never complete with out checking the shoes and man was I disappointed. For the first time ever I wanted bigger feet. I found such amazing shoes all in size seven. FYI I am a six.
Purses, another of my weakness but I managed to restrain myself a tab bit. What I could not resist…….
The Pink Flamingo glasses I found as I was leaving. How perfect are these for pool side.
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