2014 Pre-Fall Event Round-Up

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Happy Friday! Sadly, it's also the end of August, meaning that summer is pretty much OVER. But for those of you who prefer chunky sweaters and boots to sundresses and sandals, it's almost your time to shine.

If you're totally over the late summer heat and looking to start your pre-fall shopping ASAP, there are a ton of NYC-area sales and events happening over the Labor Day weekend and into September. Just a few highlights:

Cauz For Pawz Men's Event
August 29 - 30

Thrifting for menswear can be kinda tough, I'll admit. But Cauz For Pawz will be stocking plenty of menswear suits, shirts, jackets, sweaters and more at their Men's Event this weekend, so if you're a thrifty guy--or a thrifty girl who loves rocking some menswear--go check it out.

Housing Works Best Of Fall
August 30 - September 17

For those of you crushing on designer and vintage goods, Housing Works is hosting its annual Best of Fall event, featuring huge discounts on high-end labels like Prada, Missoni, Halston Heritage and tons more. Kicking off tomorrow at their Soho shop, Best of Fall events will be taking place all over the city through September, culminating in an online sale September 17 for all you out-of-towners. Click here for all the details!

Goodwill NY/NJ Labor Day Sale
September 1

All New York and Northern New Jersey Goodwill outlets are offering 35% off storewide this Labor Day. Check here for a full list of stores.

Thrift Disco Swap-Shop
September 6

Need to clean out your closet? And simultaneously fill it back up? Come check out Thrift Disco's Swap-Shop at Bushwick Radio in Brooklyn to swap out all the great stuff you never wear for some new-to-you gems, while also shopping goods from local vendors. Tickets with a trade of up to 10 items are just $10--get ticket deets and more here.

Happy Hunting! xoxo

Brooklyn Babe

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Hey thrifters--just checking in with a quick mini-post! Last weekend was a little busier than most of me, so I wasn't able to squeeze in a whole lot of bloggin', but I wanted to share this super-thrifty Saturday look with you guys. 

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Remember these neon shorts I picked up at my friend's closet clean-out sale? Since they're comfy, cool and perfect for 90-degree heat, I pulled 'em out again for a trip into Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn over the weekend. I paired the shorts with my black chiffon tank ($4, also worn here) from The Sharing Place Thrift Store in East Harlem, plus a silver crescent necklace ($4) also scored at the closet clean-out. I finished off the outfit with my $1 sandals from Cure Thrift Shop's dollar sale, a Stella & Dot tote (gifted) and a pair of $6 sunglasses, bringing the head-to-toe cost to just $18.

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Think Pink

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Do you ever have an outfit you're dying to wear, but then have nowhere to wear it and you end up "saving" it for no reason at all? That pretty much sums up what happened with this look, which I've had laid out in my head since I snagged the pink American Apparel skater skirt for free during a recent clothing swap with friends. (I was actually with my friend when she bought it at an AA sample sale two years ago, and probably urged her to get it. Haha, oops.) So finally, fed up with waiting, I busted it out this Saturday for absolutely no reason at all. 

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I paired the skirt with a sparkly, sequined tank I scored at Underground Thrift Shop's Stuff A Sack sale for just $1.50, and kept things super simple with my nude heels ($5, Cauz for Pawz). Head to toe with my $6 street vendor sunnies, everything came out just under $13! YUP.

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