So, earlier this week I mentioned attending the Housing Works Warehouse $25 BUY THE BAG Sale held last Saturday, November 19th. This thrifting haul has quickly become a favorite past time of mine, and I’ve really been looking forward to sharing with you all the fabulous things I was able to pick up on this last trip.
In addition my 2 black blazers that are always in heavy rotation in my wardrobe, I was able to find a few really nice blazers to throw into the mix. The Zara Basic Green and White pinstripe was a swap I did with another shopper right before checkout….and it fits like a glove.
This khaki skirt was from Gap…and I just love this black one. Paired with a nice pair of stiletto’s and a clutch…I think it’s very “Sarah Jessica Parker-esk.” The animal print one, while I’ll have to have it tailored to be the high-waisted pencil skirt I envision, I couldn’t resist bringing this fun suede number home.
I got lots of great scarves, gloves, and purses….but my 3 favorites things are the black vintage Louis Vuitton handbag I snagged (yes, a REAL Louis Vuitton bag that I had to keep under wraps once I found it, because everyone kept eyeing it 🙂 ), and the blue/beige Vera Bradley purse I got as a gift for my mom. Also, I was inspired by one of my recent posts on Houndstooth, and can’t wait to wear this black and white scarf I picked up.
BCBG, J.Crew, Zara. I wanted to get a nice selection of styles and top colors that I could wear either alone, or underneath other items.
I thought these Zara Basic pinstripe shorts were sexy and fun, and these pinstripe BCBGMax Azria slacks turned out to be a pretty good fit.
I was able to score about 5 coats: (including a Kenneth Cole Reaction trench, Gap trench, leather jacket, faux fur) and a reversible puffy vest.
You can never have too many sweaters and cardigans, and these Tracy Reese, J. Crew, and Gap sweaters will be all mixed and matched interchangeably to create even more cool everyday looks.
Here are 4 summer dresses I got that I look forward to wearing in the warmer months or pairing a couple with leggings now.Thrifting is always a good time to experiment with new colors, cuts, and styles that you might have ordinarily feared purchasing.
All in all I spent $56 for 46 items. Averaging out to about $1.22 per piece. ($25 per bag, and $3/each for 2 purses I carried outside my bags). Not bad for a day’s work. In addition to the clothes, accessories, and handbags you see here, I also couldn’t resist blessing several others with gifts I found in their size and figured they might like.
Housing Works Buy the Bag Warehouse sale is a lot of fun. For more info on how you can shop the sale, I’ve put together a video in a recent post below (“How to Shop Housing Works Buy the Bag Sale”) that includes tips and tricks to help you out along the way. Happy Frugal Living!
Remaining BUY THE BAG sales this year:
Saturday, November 26th
Saturday, December 3rd
Saturday, December 10th
Saturday, December 17th.
Housing Works Warehouse
4849 35th St.
Long Island City, NY 11101
Power Hour: 10a-11a
Regular Hours: 11a-2p