Monday, November 28, 2011

Think Before You Donate

A while back my sister dropped off two bags of items that she had been planning to donate to the Habitat for Humanity Thrift Shop. She said I could have first crack at selling them and donate the rest.

Well, thank God she did because not only did I score some uber-cute Lululemon workout wear and a brand spanking new Fhi Hair Straightener (what was she thinking, lol), but I've sold many items in those bags for a nice profit. My personal favorites are the items that belonged to her ex-bf including some video games and a book. Chel, if you are reading this, I owe you a check.

Here's some of the highlights:

BCBG Ruched Top sold for $15

 BCBG dress sold for $10.50
 Lucy Love Tweed Vest sold for $4.50.
 AG Jeans sold for $24.99
TRX Training DVD sold for $28. BTW, she's an awesome personal trainer if anyone on Kauai needs to get in shape.

Moral of the story: Think before you donate to thrift shops. Maybe you can make a buck or two first.

If you need some help selling, I'm happy to do a consignment consultation with you.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Missoni Wool Coat = Happy Thanksgiving

Went on a quick lunch thrift and what do I find? A vintage Missoni wool peacoat! It's the Sport line, does anyone know anything about it? Paid $6 for it. Guess someone from the mainland moved to Hawaii and didn't need their heavy peacoat anymore when it's 75 degrees during Christmas.

In addition, I found a NWT Swanndri plaid jacket for $6. I checked completed listings and every single one has sold and the similar ones sold for $68. I will have the only blue plaid jacket on eBay so I was thinking of BIN at $75, but it might be fun to auction and see what happens since there are some jackets that sold for $175.

Any advice?

I'll try to snap some photos to show everyone  my great finds today.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


WTF! Did someone chop down Papa Smurf and Smurfettes homes? Or did they forclose due the rough economy?

Well Papa Smurf, I saw two happy humans walking out of the shop with your home minutes after I shot this photo.

Linking to Sir Thrift A Lot's WTF TUESDAY