If you please? PLEEEEAAAAZZZEEE???
If you have been a reader of MerciBlahBlah for any length of time, you know I'm a bargain shopper, at stores like TJ Maxx, Marshalls, Target, and the like, and a thrifter. I LOVES me a great deal, and have found some excellent ones at my local Goodwill, Salvation Army, Savers, et. al. Well listen up, peeps. Imma give you the number one best tip you need when thrifting.
And this is something you won't read anywhere else. You won't see it in magazines, or other blogs, or on TV.
It's something I discovered JUST YESTERDAY, as a matter of fact, when I stopped into the local Goodwill on my lunch hour. Did I score? Hells YES I did. A Banana Republic trench coat in perfect condition, and two sweaters (one a J. Crew, the other a wool sweater). I also tried on a Wilson's black leather jacket, and ended up not getting it because it looked almost exactly like the one I have on here.
So WHAT is the number one tip???? I hear you screaming at your screen while you're reading this. Come closer, cuz here it is: My tip is do NOT, under any circumstances, put your hand in the pocket of a jacket that you may be trying on. I tried on the Banana trench, instinctively put my hands in the pockets, and touched Kleenex. YEESH. Hode up - it gets worse.
I yanked my hands out of the pockets, took off the trench for the keep pile, and put on the black leatha jacket. Guess what I did immediately? Yup - put my hands in the pockets. Duh. Immediately I felt something. I pulled the pocket open to glance in, and saw what I thought was a jumble of ribbons in the pocket. Weird. So I pulled it out. IT WAS A FUCKING G-STRING. ARRRRGGGHHHH!!!!! Oh the humanity!!!
I FLUNG it onto the bench in the fitting room and rocked gently back and forth in the corner. HAIL no. Someone must've gotten lucky in their hot Wilson's black leather jacket. So much so that at that particular time in their life, I'm assuming they went home commando. NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!
I hope you have found my number one thrifting tip helpful. If you have some of your own tips, please feel free to share them in the comments. And if you ever find yourself getting lucky while wearing your favorite article of clothing, just make sure to check the pockets whenever you...ehrm...finish.
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Jacket: Newport News
Sweater: Old Navy
The Edit: Urban Outfitters
26 minutes ago