For the past week, I have been exhausted. Not the kind of tired caused by staying up too late (although I did that too), but the kind of tired that makes Rip Van Winkle’s sleep super appealing (a fifty-year nap-oh yeah!). It’s super annoying because I feel like I have no energy to do anything.
Unfortunately, my personality and my life doesn’t let me stop, so I keep doing my normal daily routine, but with my eyelids half shut. Or one eye open and the other closed.
Luckily enough, shopping is one of my “daily routines” (much to my husband’s displeasure), so they haven’t forgotten my name at the local Goodwill.
Here are a list of my favorite places to shop:
Plato’s Closet-Duh. This store is amazing, but warning, you find such good deals and great stuff that you might end up buying more than you planned.
Ross-I go more for the shoe section than the clothes. I find that the Vista one (if you’re local) is better than either Escondido ones.
Goodwill-The Escondido one is two stories and the second story is their “boutique”. Honestly, I think they just call the upstairs that so they can justify charging a bit more, but there are still insanely amazing finds (H&M leather jacket for only $20!) on both floors and none of their prices could be considered expensive.
La Tienda Thrift Store-This two-story thrift store in San Clemente is my absolute favorite. I seriously make the forty-five mile trip JUST to shop at that store. They sell furniture, home stuff and lots of clothes. One time I found two pairs of Rainbow sandals in excellent condition for $2 each!!
Poway Thrift Stores-There is a strip mall full of great thrift stores (off Poway Road, just past Carriage Rd) that range from sorta junky to vintage/antiques. Totally worth checking out, especially if you have time just to mill around.
Thrifty Threads-This resale store in Encinitas is small, but packed full of trendy finds. Make sure to bring cash because they don’t take cards.
Target-I love to scour through their clearance sections, especially when I was buying maternity clothes. If I find something I like at full-price, I wait patiently for it to make its way to the discounted rows. I also subscribe to “Target Daily Deals” (totally free!) and have gotten a lot of cool, on sale things shipped free to my house.
Old Navy-I usually shop online, which is sooooo dangerous. It’s easier to stalk things online and wait for them to go on sale. I love just about anything from this store.
Lands End Canvas-This is the younger division of Lands End. They have really cute things, similar to JCrew and once discounted are not too expensive. Also, if you sign up for emails, they will send you extra coupons/discounts.
I realize a couple of these stores are only for local San Diegans, but I suggest that you explore the area you live in for great little resale/thrift/consignment stores. If you find one you like, go ahead and ask the owner what stores they like because I’m 95% sure they will have an opinion. And don’t forget to continually return to that store because resale stores are constantly restocking, so consistency is key. Most of all, have fun and make every shopping trip an adventure!