Originally Posted by MartiniGirl
I wish I had a guy to go thrifting with me sometimes. Some of the stores have creepy guys! Especially when I'm walking around with an arm full of suits and sportcoats. I enjoy taking my time when it comes to thrifting and won't put up with crap about wanting to leave early!
My wife hates thrifting so much. When we run errands, I schedule some stops to the thrift stores. She knows it takes me a good 1/2 hour at least to make my rounds inside the store, so she sits outside and reads or knits in the car. Believe me, when it's -15 below outside my phone rings every 15 minutes saying "Hurry up! I'm getting cold!" or "Hurry up! We're wasting gas letting the car run!". Don't know how you can hate a thrift store, they literally have something for everyone!
Originally Posted by GMMcL
SPOO: Even when I'm alone, I can't keep the pressure under check. I'm always thinking "If I hit this store in less than 10 minutes, I can make it to 2 more stores before [they close/I have to be at my next meeting/I told my wife I'd be home]." So I'm always flying through the racks.
I'm either thinking "The minute I leave, a rack full of high-end suits will come out" or "I bet the store across the way is a gold mine right now and I'm missing out while digging through Merona central".
Originally Posted by Klobber
Making the moves, first date in thrift store, guy says to girl:
"That guy over there is weird, let me hold your hand so that he thinks you have a boyfriend and quits following you around".
"Yes, yellow tags today is 50% off. Now be a good girl and find me all the tags that are yellow so that I can swtich with these pricey blue ones".
"Thrifting is just like a handjob love. You need to have good skills to handle the meat out here".
"Think of thrifting like giving a BJ. Use your head well and make best use of your hands. Build your energy up, focus, be diligent, and when the climax is reached, you will be wearing the results of your hard work".
Originally Posted by capnwes
Honey, I'm home! Back from vacation in CA.
Thrifting in San Diego was not overly great as I had hoped, but did result in half a handful of decent items (to be shown later). This was due to a few out of the ordinary factors.
Out of town/vacation Thrift Tip:
- If you intend to visit multiple stores in a new-to-you area, never take your sister and your wife along. I waited an average of 45 minutes to move to the next store, while waiting for those two to try on everything in the store.
- If you are required to take them along, hit some stores solo in the morning while they are getting ready. My sister took until 12:45 to get ready to go. Who the hell goes thrifting at 12:45!!?? Lol.
- If you have to go thrifting at 12:45, make sure the two women eat lunch before they go! We hit exactly one store before we had to sit down at a restaurant.
I know the feeling all to well of leaving palm tree paradise to come home to a bunch of snow and gray skies. SD is hit or miss. My wife's brother lives there and when we go to meet him I usually hit some downtown stores. One store in particular huge and usually has one or two things worth grabbing. Last time we went though, the entire SD day trip was a bust.
Your list is spot on. WTF is with the sit-down restaurant thing?! When we were in LA, the wife was hungry. I told her we could swing into a gas station and grab a sandwich. She opted for a restaurant in Beverly Hills where I had a lovely $20 turkey burger. I kid you not, the burger was worth the money and the Oreo cheesecake was phenomenal, but it ate up a good hour of potential thrifting.
Originally Posted by LooknGr8
The orange one with the abstract white thistle/dandelions going to seed pattern that looks like someone vomited in a bowl of orange sherbet....that would be the one.
Originally Posted by Digmenow
My head is not actually connected to my body so ... yes!
This description and Dig's response made me
Originally Posted by capnwes
Originally Posted by CesarC COMMENTS
Maybe if you post your sizes guys on here can fumble for women's wear to trade with you?
Speaking of which, women's clothing has been my only real finds lately. Not that anyone besides maybe Martinigirl would likely care about them, but worth posting anyway for the hell of it. Oh, any happy birthday Cesar!
Originally Posted by dustinmyself
the Fioravanti that you're looking for. Nicely done! There is another label with the same label that is fairly common and is not (I don't think) related. I made that mistake years ago.
Women's clothes for those that care:
St John Couture
Missoni blouses (tentatively claimed by my wife)
Escada silk blouse (tentatively claimed by my wife)