Thrift Shop in Phoenix with Pippa and Jen, Too Cheap Blondes

thrift shop cheap phoenix pippa jen cheap blondesThrift Shop in Phoenix with Pippa and Jen, Too Cheap Blondes

Oct 15, we will be in Phoenix, AZ at our FAVORITE $2 outlet store, Family Thrift Outlet! Better than NORDSTROM Last Chance or SAKS Off 5th … the name brands we can find for $2 will blow your mind! Comment if you can meet us that day, we are working on a special shopping event!

We will be at the store from 9AM -2PM that day.  Please message us on FB or on the blog if you will be meeting us … we will have a special rack tucked away just for you!!!!!!!!!!!!  Come find us in the store, either say hello to “Too Cheap Blondes” or “Jen or Pippa” (yeah, we answer to either name .. lol).

Date:   Thursday,  October 15th, 9AM – 2PM

Location:  Family Thrift Outlet, 4335 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ  (Phoenix area)

 

 

For more tips and tricks, check out our “11 Thrift Store Tips”.

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A list of our Favorite Houston Thrift Stores, HERE

Remember, this whole process takes time so have fun … Happy Thrifting from Jen and Pippa!

Too Cheap Blondes featured on ABC “Stretch your Dollar”, tomorrow Nov 7th

 

We stood through a rain/lightening storm (Houston had 5 inches of rain the day we filmed) for this sale so I can’t wait to show you what we found!

  • Family Thrift Outlet
  • 12148 Gulf Freeway
  • Houston, TX

Tomorrow,  Thursday, Nov 7 @ 5:45am and 4:55pm / “ABC Stretch your Dollar” with Patricia Lopez.

Family Thrift Center Outlet store in Houston

Family Thrift Center Outlet store in Houston

I think these prices will help explain why there is a line out the door every Thursday morning.

  • Thursday:   $1.75
  • Friday:  $ 1.50
  • Saturday:   $1.25
  • Sunday:    $1.00
  • Monday:   $ .75
  • Tuesday:  $ .50
  • Wednesday:   $ .25

The race is on ….

Thrift store outlet in Houston

Thrift store outlet in Houston

You will love all the things "Too Cheap Blondes" found for ABC "Stretch your Dollar!"

You will love all the things “Too Cheap Blondes” found for ABC “Stretch your Dollar!”

 

Jen and Pippa Houston Hard-core thrifting … shopping at Family Thrift Outlet Store

Jen and Pippa Houston Hard-core Thrifting …. Shopping at Family Thrift Outlet Store

JEN:  “Do NOT dress nice tomorrow …. we are “hard-core” thrifting. Headed to the South Side of Houston.”
 
Family Thrift Outlet Store 12148 Gulf Freeway Houston, TX  77034

Family Thrift Outlet Store
12148 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77034

 

Family Thrift Outlet Store
12148 Gulf Freeway
Houston, TX 77034

I guess that most people would consider this store “bottom-of-the-barrel” thrifting and they would be right … but it was soooo much fun to find name brand items for only $1.75 each!
I got 15 items for $28.42!   (hey, I have 4 kids!)
Jen got 8 items for $14.72!
(Tips on how to shop this store at the bottom of this post)
 
PRICES:
  • Thursday:   $1.75
  • Friday:  $ 1.50
  • Saturday:   $1.25
  • Sunday:    $1.00
  • Monday:   $ .75
  • Tuesday:  $ .50
  • Wednesday:   $ .25
ASOS dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

ASOS dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

 
Free People Linen Dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Free People Linen Dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

JCREW silk dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

JCREW silk dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Another JCREW silk dressfor $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Another JCREW silk dressfor $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Hippie Boho style for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Hippie Boho style for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

ZARA dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

ZARA dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Just Taylor Dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Just Taylor Dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

 Cashmere Sweater for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store Sweater

Cashmere Sweater for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store Sweater

Laundy by Shelli Segal Gown for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Laundy by Shelli Segal Gown for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Moccasin Booties (Brand NEW) for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Moccasin Booties (Brand NEW) for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Bill Blass polka dot skirt ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Bill Blass polka dot skirt ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Maxi Swimsuit Cover-up ...for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Maxi Swimsuit Cover-up …for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

 

 

JCREW embellished tank ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

JCREW embellished tank ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store nautical dress ....

VITTADINI dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store nautical dress ….

 

 

Libertine Dress ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Libertine Dress ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Ann Taylor silk halter dress ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Ann Taylor silk halter dress ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

This beaded gown was stunning!   (and super heavy) for only $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

This beaded gown was stunning! (and super heavy) for only $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

 

ZARA blouse ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

ZARA blouse ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Elle Tahari .....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Elle Tahari …..for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Stunning Black & Red Silk Gown ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Stunning Black & Red Silk Gown ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Vintage Dress NEW with $165 for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store still attached ....

Vintage Dress NEW with $165 tags still attached!   Only $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Nautical striped skirt ...for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Nautical striped skirt …for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store Creek ... NEW with tag still attached! ....

Coldwater Creek Suit for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

$149 tag still attached ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

$149 tag still attached ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

 

 

Cute cotton light weight top ...for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Cute cotton light weight top …for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

GAP dress ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

GAP dress ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

I know ... I LOVE Halloween costumes!   This dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

I know … I LOVE Halloween costumes! This dress for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

This vintage beaded purse (probably from the 30's?) ...for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

This vintage beaded purse (probably from the 30’s?) …for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Vintage Purse ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Vintage Purse ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Vintage Purse by Rosenfeld "The Elaine Shops" .....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Vintage Purse by Rosenfeld “The Elaine Shops” …..for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Another vintage purse ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Another vintage purse ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Beaded handbag .....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Beaded handbag …..for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Another purse ....for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Another purse ….for $1.75 @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Thursdays are a popular day!

Thursdays are a popular day!

 

Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Shop @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Shop @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Receipt @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

Receipt @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store

 TIPS for Shopping @ Houston Family Thrift Outlet Store:

  • There are not ANY dressing rooms so go prepared to try on clothes over whatever you are wearing.
  • Thursdays are busy but the first day of new inventory
  • Be OK with things being disorganized.    You might start down a row that is labeled  “children’s pants” to find out after 3 feet it is now adult women’s blouses.    Dresses were in 2 different sections of the store.
  • There is Definitely an OVER ABUNDANCE of screaming children!!!!!   Their parent’s don’t hear them so I guess that means everyone else in the store should not hear them either.
 
 

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Digging for Treasure ~ Bargain Goodwill Thrift Store Shopping by the Pound

 

Digging for Treasure ~ Bargain Goodwill Thrift Store Shopping by the Pound

Let me start out by saying “Shopping by the Pound” is NOT pretty!

Merchandise is sold by the pound and you have to find it in a big pile of …. stuff.

Items are delivered to the floor in large bulk bins and I felt like I was shopping at the bottom of the barrel,

Oh yeah,  I AM and I had a blast!!!!

It wasn’t clean, by the end I was sneezing and when I left I couldn’t wait to wash my hands!  

But … it certainly was fun to find so many things once I got over the fear of “digging”.

Goodwill-by-the-Pound .... your have to dig for your treasures!

Goodwill-by-the-Pound …. your have to dig for your treasures!

I admit I was reluctant at first to get in and sort through PILES of clothing!

I admit I was reluctant at first to get in and sort through PILES of clothing!

 

First thing I pulled out was a NEW (tags still inside) Brighton Purse!   Okay ... this just got fun!

First thing I pulled out was a NEW (tags still inside) Brighton Purse! Okay … this just got fun!

You need to be willing to dig on this treasure hunt, for your bargain of 75% off of regular Goodwill Thrift Store Prices!

I would like for you to know that no matter what your budget is … you can look gorgeous and fabulous!!!!

Do not let your wallet ever limit you!

I bought a total of 21 items for $18.52!

(that includes a rolling backpack to bring stuff on airplane)

Brand NEW never worn Columbia Boots

Brand NEW never worn Columbia Boots

Brand NEW never worn SPERRY flip flop sandals

Brand NEW never worn SPERRY flip flop sandals

This Banana Republic silk dress still had $198 tags attached!

This Banana Republic silk dress still had $198 tags attached!

I loved this striped straw bag for summer!

I loved this striped straw bag for summer!

H&M Dress

H&M Dress

Raw Silk Suzi Chin dress!

Raw Silk Suzi Chin dress!

JCREW skirt

JCREW skirt

Lovely eyelet strapless dress

Lovely eyelet strapless dress

Brand NEW Jones New York Jacket with faux mink fur trim .... for mother-in-law

Brand NEW Jones New York Jacket with faux mink fur trim …. for mother-in-law

Down Vest by Eddie Bauer

Down Vest by Eddie Bauer

Brand NEW GAP silver sparkle flats

Brand NEW GAP silver sparkle flats

Silk Summer Top

Silk Summer Top

4th of July bag

4th of July bag

Summer Wedding or Mother-of-the-Bride?

Summer Wedding or Mother-of-the-Bride?

Cotton skirt

Cotton skirt

Crochet Handbag

Crochet Handbag

Sarong ~ Bathing Suit Cover-up

Sarong ~ Bathing Suit Cover-up

Ooooh Yeah .... this bad boy is going in my Halloween Costume Closet.  A Beaded Jumpsuit, Perfect for a Genie!

Ooooh Yeah …. this bad boy is going in my Halloween Costume Closet. A Beaded Jumpsuit, Perfect for a Genie!

 

Childrens Coat with faux fur trim.

Childrens Coat with faux fur trim.

 

 

This dress is not in excellent condition but would be great to use for a costume ... Add flowers to be a fairy or a princess?

This dress is not in excellent condition but would be great to use for a costume … Add flowers to be a fairy or a princess?

White Cotton Summer Dress

Adrianna Papell NEW with Tags!  Summer Dress

Another cute summer dress

Another cute summer dress

Childrens Sweater from GAP

Childrens Sweater from GAP

NEW with tags childrens t-shirt

NEW with tags childrens t-shirt

 

Baby Bedding .... Quilt & Bumper Pad

Baby Bedding …. Quilt & Bumper Pad

Toddler Dress

Toddler Dress

Childrens Overalls

Childrens Overalls

 

Another Quilt

Another Quilt

Tank Dress

Tank Dress

Strapless Dress

Strapless Dress

Woven Leather Belt .... Perfect for Houston Rodeo Time!

Woven Leather Belt …. Perfect for Houston Rodeo Time!

 

Skirt

Skirt

 

Yay!!!  This tutu will not only work for the Halloween Costume Closet but also the "Fun Run" my daughter is going to do where everyone dresses up crazy, loud and colorful!

Yay!!! This tutu will not only work for the Halloween Costume Closet but also the “Fun Run” my daughter is going to do where everyone dresses up crazy, loud and colorful!

Leather Briefcase / attache

Leather Briefcase / attache

My sister-in-law found this Brand NEW Leather Jacket with fur collar ... SCORE!   It ended up being $2.73

My sister-in-law found this Brand NEW Leather Jacket with fur collar … SCORE! It ended up being $2.73

More evening wear ...

More evening wear …

 

Black Lace Evening Gown

Black Lace Evening Gown

Pristine Winter Jacket

Pristine Winter Jacket

Plaid Pea Coat

Plaid Pea Coat

 

another Winter Jacket

another Winter Jacket …. needs to be steamed

Alpaca Capelet Sweater

Alpaca Capelet Sweater

 

As I am in line to check out I saw this Jansport rolling backpack and it was only $1 (yeah, I have alot of stuff to bring on the airplane!)

As I am in line to check out I saw this Jansport rolling backpack and it was only $1 (yeah, I have alot of stuff to bring on the airplane!)

 

 

 

Goodwill Outlet Store (by-the-pound), 5641 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406

Goodwill Outlet Store (by-the-pound), 5641 Rivers Ave, North Charleston, SC 29406

 

 

my receipt ... $18.52 for 21 items

my receipt … $18.52 for 21 items