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"I Don't Thrift"

Guest Blogger: Cristina Fowler Confession time: I bought my prom dress at the Salvation Army. Shocking, I know. It was yellow and dreamy and kind of a combo of these gems from Etsy. 1 + 2 + 3 The fact is, my friends and I actually visited thrift stores pretty regularly in high school. We didn’t have a lot of money; on the flip side, we had nothing but time. So, we spent many a lazy afternoon browsing the racks at Goodwill or Miami Twice, when we were feeling fancy.  What changed? In college, I didn’t have a car (or a license for that matter, but that’s another story) and I kept plenty busy between classes. Plus, I was the...

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Thrift Bound: Part 2

The Thrifty Duckling Here are some #ThriftBound ideas to get your brain in the everyday cosplay mindset!  Mickey Mouse Tinker Bell Mr. Smee Miami Vice Joyce from Stranger Things Madonna Darth Vader  Cinderella Tarzan Jane from Tarzan Goofy Beetlejuice

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Story of a Small Shop: Volume 5

Volume 5: A Change in the Air Moorage Thrift House Is it really almost a year since the pandemic began? How can it be another March, when my mind is still mired in the last March? The March of 2020. The March that changed all of our lives. One of the biggest changes came when I closed up my small shop. It became very difficult to sell t-shirts when the world was tilting on it's very axis. The small became unimportant and equally the most important of all.  I don't know about you, but this pandemic has brought reflection. It's brought mindfulness, into areas long abandoned or left dormant to the business of every day life. And in the hustle...

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Thrift Bound

I LOVE to thrift bound!! For those of you who don't know what bounding is..bounding is basically low key cosplay/ costumes. Bounding started as a way to wear outfits at Disney World since adults can't wear costumes to the park. And thus, a movement was born. It's not just relegated to Disney. You can Harry Potter Bound, Star Wars Bound, Marvel Bound, DC Bound, Carrie Bradshaw Bound and on and on and on. The only limit is your own creativity! I started a series on my other blog: Nerd in the City called Thrift Store Cosplay. I would go to the thrift store and find outfits for different characters. And it was right at the beginning of changing my entire wardrobe...

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Shout-outs

The Thrifty Duckling The support for this shop has been overwhelming!! The fact that people are responding to what I'm doing here and even more, want to write about it and share it, well...it humbles me!! This week, two ladies chose to talk about my shop in their blogs and I just wanted to support them back and share their work with you guys!! Check it out! From Lavender at No Man's Land: Click Here From Meli at Melificent: Click Here Thank you to everyone who's been supporting my shop! And I can't wait to share what's in store for the future of The Thrifty Duckling!! Happy shopping!

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