I could go on and on about Village des Valeurs (aka Value Village or Savers) and how they are ridiculously overpriced money grabbing whores.
Or you could just read THIS
I haven’t sworn them off (yet). I still hope to find those diamonds in the rough that didn’t get marked up to a price higher than their original price. Since there aren’t any stores walking distance from my apartment, I don’t go regularly but I had a few hours to kill in the area so I stopped by. In thrift stores, I usually just grab everything that looks promising then check the prices when I am trying them on to see if they look good enough to justify the price. At Village, I definitely have to put things back before even trying them on. It’s unfortunate, people donate these clothes to the store and they sell them at ridiculous prices.
Nonetheless, there were a few items I could not leave behind. (I did leave A LOT behind) I have a soft spot for blazers, (it helps if they look like a circus ringmaster jacket) stripes and SILK. So for 30$ I left with 3 things. Not much of a steal when you compare it to the old ladies at the church sale.