heads up: family pathways’ annual bag sale

high plains thrifter // family pathwaysAnother day, another bag sale! Tomorrow, bargain hunters should steer themselves north to Family Pathways Thrift Stores, where all the clothing that fits into a bag will be a whopping 50% off. Due to popular demand, shoppers are limited to just one bag at the discounted rate, so you better get to practicing your space-saving folding skills. (The sale is limited to clothing only; accessories aren’t part of the deal.) All nine Family Pathways store locations are participating—click here to find the location closest to you. As always, all profits raised at Family Pathways stores goes to supporting people in need in the northern metro.

Happy hunting!



weekend sale circuit: feb. 21-23

Hunt & Gather

Happy Friday friends! Here’s what the secondhand sales scene is looking like this weekend.

Final Clearance at My Sisters’ Closet: Hurry over to My Sisters’ Closet’s Grand Avenue location to shop the final days of their annual clearance event. Shoppers can expect to find high-end designer pieces in addition to timeless vintage treasures. (Sale ends Sunday.)

Rock ‘n’ Roll Music Sale: Vinyl-lovers who appreciate a good dig should check out this sale. 3,000 vinyl LP records, hundreds of CDs, cassettes and other music-related items will be up for grabs, including hundreds of $1 LPs. Sale runs today, ’til 8 p.m. and tomorrow from 9 to 5.

Hunt & Gather’s Bi-Annual Sale: Take 20% off at the hippest “antique” store in town, today through Sunday. Save on vintage decor, furniture, one-of-a-kind found objects and all kinds of random wonderfulness you never knew you needed.

Fill a Bag for $5 at New to You Thriftique: If the thought of stuffing a grocery bag full of clothes, shoes, outerwear and paying only $5 for the whole shebang excites you, head over to New to You Thriftique tomorrow through Tuesday. There’s no limit on how many bags you can fill, and kids’ clothes are included in this deal.

Hope Chest’s Go for the Gold Sale: Pick your metal and take anywhere from 20-40% any one item today through Sunday. Additionally, belts, shoes and purses are 40% off, and all winter clothing is a whopping 90% off.

Happy hunting!



Photo c/o: MSP Mag's Vintage Insider's Guide.

weekend sale circuit: jan. 24-26

130122stfashionista-p1Happy Friday, everybody! There are a more than a few solid second-hand sales happening around town this weekend, so I figured I’d put together a quick round-up for you.

Blacklist Vintage Liquidation Sale: Boy am I bummed Blacklist Vintage is closing. The only silver lining of the shop’s closing I can see has to be the liquidation sale, which kicks off tomorrow at noon. The event, advertised as stretching for weeks, will feature progressive discounts, $5 bins for digging and loads of treasures.

Dress for Success Clothing Sale: Fans of deals and shopping for a cause should make time to visit Dress for Success’ annual fundraiser. Open to the public tomorrow only, this sale boasts big-name brands (Calvin Klein, Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Michael Kors, etc.) with all proceeds going to Dress for Success’ very worthy work.

Winter Clothing Sale at Hope Chest: Today through Sunday, all winter clothing is 50% off, including sweaters, jeans, boots, tops, coats, furs, scarves and hats. There’s still a lot of winter left, so if you need a little mid-season pick-me-up, why not pay less for it?

White Sale at New to You Thriftique: For the first time ever, the folks at New to You are having a linen sale, and all pillow cases, tablecloths, napkins, place mats, sheets, towels, bedspreads and the like will be half-off. Tempting right? (Sale runs through January 31st, btw.)



heads up: empty the nest’s music + jewelry sale

There aren’t many things that can entice me to slog through rush-hour traffic more than I have to (twice a day). But when I got a sale alert on Thursday from Empty the Nest with the subject line “Turn Up the Music, Bring on the Bling,” I kind of had to see what it was about, even if it meant more time on the road.

vscocam1488If you haven’t been, Empty the Nest’s warehouse is a big, two-room, packed labyrinth of stuff, meaning, it takes time to wind your way through. Starting in the front, I worked through the shelves of china, around the game and book section, and back towards the racks and stacks of records, passing by loads of great furniture (highboys, side table sets, ottomans, dining sets, cradles, etc.) and lamps.

vscocam1481   As part of this music-themed event, Empty the Nest put roughly 800 LPs out for sale, priced at $1 a piece. In addition to records, they also have some funky instruments, stereo systems and sheet music, all priced to move. I took home a chunk of records (18, to be exact), but left a lot of great ones behind.

A sampling of what I bought…

records1The other focus of this weekend’s event is costume jewelry, which they had quite a bit of, including clip-on earrings, brooches, necklaces and scarf, sweater and money clips from the ’50s through present-day. From the promo email, I was expecting tons more jewelry to pick through, but I do have a hunch that more stock will be out today and tomorrow. On the plus side, prices on the jewelry were great, with most pieces running around $2.

vscocam1475Open today and tomorrow from 9 to 4 p.m., I would say this is definitely a sale worth checking out. Directions to their showroom, located right off 35W in Burnsville, are here. While you’re in the area, here are some other thrifts you might want to check out.

I hope you have lovely weekends!



heads up: memorial day thrift store sales

Hey friends! Are you enjoying the long weekend so far? I surely hope so! If the mood strikes you to go thrifting tomorrow, you should definitely go, because there are a ton of sales going on. Here’s a quick rundown…

Arc’s Value Villlage Thrift Store: Save 50% on all items, except for those with orange and white tags.
Salvation Army Family Stores
: Take half off on all clothing!
: Enjoy 50% savings on all clothing, shoes, books and furniture.
: Take half off on clothing, shoes, accessories and bed & bath items.
Unique and Valu Thrift Stores
: Save 50% on all merchandise.
Second Debut: Stock up on apparel, accessories and shoes—they’ll all be 25% off.

*Click here to read my top tips (as well as advice from a few of my savvy thrifting buddies) on how to survive super sale days.

As for me, I hope to hit some Sal Vals on the way home from Kansas City. Fingers crossed they’re not too picked over by the time we get to ’em!