Thrifting for Treasure: It’s been too long!

It’s been over 2 weeks since I posted my last Thrifting for Treasure. I didn’t want to do one last week, because I only bought two things, but this week’s haul, along with things that I’ve gotten off of freecycle and the items I thrifted a week before, should, all together, make a great post.ย Plus I was really inspired by Daniel Troppy and his almost daily YouTube haul videos.

The two items I bought last week were a salmon colored Talbots skirt and a cotton Gap black dress. When it comes to skirts, I have noticed myself leaning more and more towards anything high waisted and pocketed. And I know that I have blogged about it a lot over the past few weeks, so I am not going to bore you, but put the pictures up instead!

This week’s thrifting experience was a lot a lot more productive. I went to the Salvation Army in the North Loop district and here is what I got:

A vintage Coach purse, this one was meant for my mother-in-law, but I am not sure if she wants it, or if I am ready to give it up yet, but it’s absolutely stunning! If you are going for a Coach purse – go for the leather ones, don’t buy the fabric bags, even though they cost over $300, they still look cheap!

Next I got a Calvin Klein Dress. I immediately fell in love with this dress, the different layers of fabric add fullness and volume to the skirt. Plus I love how stripes go in different directions.

Remember my post on Trench Coats? Inspired by my husband? Well I just happened to find two trenches at the Salvation Army, and one of them is reversible – so that’s like 3 trenches instead of two ๐Ÿ˜‰

The first one is a Jones New York Coat:

Guess which side I will be rocking more often?

The next coat is actually a rain coat by Ralph Lauren. It’s a bright orange color, which will definitely make me stand out in the Minneapolis crowd!

The last two things were a little hard to explain, but since I got those sewing patterns off of Freecycle, I’ve been dying to get my hands on some new fabric. And well – turns out they sell fabric at the thrift store. What a pleasant discovery! If you are not sure if your thrift store sells fabric – check the linens/blankets section – that’s where I found these two amazing fabrics:

Now I am definitely asking for a sewing machine for Christmas.

I hope you all enjoyed these finds, if you’ve gone thrifting this week, make sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog below, I would love to check your finds out.

Have a great weekend,



  1. …cute!
    i was thrifting with a friend and she found the SAME black vintage coach bag for $3.50. a few months earlier she purchased a smaller matching vintage coach black leather purse for $1.00 without even knowing it until she got it home! love, love LOVE thrift store STEALS! ;D and the leather is just BEAUTIFUL in and of itself!

  2. Great finds! Absolutely die for the Calvin Klein dress! I love thrift shopping although in Bulgaria you can’t find as amazing pieces, but it is still fun! I absolutely agree with your notion that it is a way to reuse ๐Ÿ™‚
    pet x

    • I was so happy to find this dress too! Too bad it’s already cold here, but maybe I can rock it with some tights ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Of course you can! You can always rock a summer dress in the winter with leggings and a chunky cardi ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Nice scores!

  4. Great finds! Love the leopard print jacket.

  5. Wow! Some great finds. I love the striped dress and the trenches.

  6. The coach purse is such an amazing find! I wouldn’t be able to part with it. ๐Ÿ™‚ The reversible trench coat is to die for! It would be a killer with a little black dress and black stilettos for a dinner date. I’m jealous ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • Well, I don’t know if she wants it for sure! So I might get to keep it! I am dying to get my hands on a perfect LBD! I will let you know when I thrift one ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. The stripe dress is so pretty. I also love the reversible trench coat!!! Wow I never thought you can find great stuff like these at salvation army.

    • Well you never know, sometimes I come out empty handed, and sometimes it’s one fab find after another. I usually thrift once a week, I know people who do it every day and end up with designer and luxury items ๐Ÿ™‚

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