Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Goodwill Goodies

I rarely purchase new clothing for Emerson.  We have been blessed with hand-me-downs & if I purchase clothes for her I prefer used clothes because I already know how they're going to look when washed & find it so disappointing when new clothes don't wear well.  $1 (or cheaper) prices can be found with sales at Goodwill or garage sales, so those are my favorite places to hunt for kids clothing.  I haven't had much luck at our local Goodwill, so when we traveled to Indiana & to Texas I had to hit up some of my favorite Goody stores. 

Here is just a sampling of some of the items purchased: 

From the left:  Cherokee sweater, Hanna Andersson skirt, Disney jeans, two Carter's night gowns (my favorite for newborns), Baby Gap sweater, & Gymboree dress.  All for $7!  Many of the items are beautifully detailed & in absolute immaculate condition.  Not only are these items for our girls precious, but I find such joy from finding beautiful treasures on the racks. 

Perhaps my favorite treasure from my recent Goodwill adventure are these brand new, cutie pie Missoni wellies!  They were a splurge at $12 for the pair, but I figure both of our girls will get to wear them, so that brings down the price to $6 per daughter...right?!

If you haven't considered buying clothing second hand, I HIGHLY recommend it.  Not only is it good for your wallet, it's good for the environment too.  In my book, there's nothing to lose. 


  1. In Powell River I love to shop at the Hospital's Economy Shop. I get a good deal and the proceeds go to the hospital auxiliary for purchase that go right back into the community. All of the workers are volunteers so the prices are great and there's very little overhead to use up funds. - Margy

  2. Garage sale season is fast approaching! Can't wait to dive into all the tiny baby things this year!!

    I loooooooove that little gymboree dress! And Hanna finds are always exciting!! Good job!