Friday, February 23, 2007
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Monday, February 12, 2007
It's mardi gras time and time to head out & shop for a groovy costume. Give the Goodwill at Algiers Shopping Center a try, right off Berhman Highway, next to Walmart. This Goodwill still has a large selection of prom and other ballgowns, $16.00 and up. Open Monday through Saturday 9am until 8pm. During Parade season, no public bathrooms.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Also there are Latina employees at Thrift City which is refreshing. No umbrellas on the ceiling yet and still no dressing rooms but they will exchange your clothes if you buy the wrong size.
1/2 price day is coming up this Thursday. Expect the place to be crowded with Mardi Gras Thrifters looking for costumes, otherwise known as amateurs ( not that there is anything wrong with that).
Thrift City is open 10am - 7pm Monday Through Friday
10am-6pm on Saturday, Closed Sunday. Drop off donations accepted.
The rest of the place will be packed with vintage clothing shop sharks (we know who you are) so get there early and bring money or you'll have to buy that darling outfit at ridiculous prices somewhere else. My pet peeve has got to be someone who buys an item at the thrift store for 2.95 and then tries to rip off college students or uptown ladies by selling the item for $90. Please dont call yourself "indie" or "alternative" when you are the equivalent of "walmart," not "target."
Good taste should be affordable and available to all.
That is why I love vintage shops like Funky Monkey on Magazine Street that keep prices reasonable. I'll never stop shopping there.
Saturday, February 10, 2007
For one reason or another, I have been asked to no longer bring home rusted lampshades. Even though I could start making lampshades any day now or use them as the base for my next paper mache mardi gras costume I have started to comply.I pick my battles.
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
Thrift City was my first New Orleans thrift store and you never forget your first one in every new city. Especially when the stuff is as good as it is there. Thrift City now has a sale every day on whatever color tag. They never used to have that! However they have resurrected 1/2 off day, the next one to come is February 15. I'll see y'all there at 7am. It is awesome they have these now on Thursdays because that is my late day at work. Do you remember running to Thrift City on your lunch hour during 1/2 off day?
Thrift City is run by the same great folks and they still take donations. They still dont have dressing rooms though.
Last Chance Thrift store has just reopened in its same location at 1716 Barataria Boulevard, four blocks from the intersection of Barataria and Lapalco.