Hey thrifters! So this weekend was a busy one for me--on Saturday, I rounded up a bunch of girlfriends for the first Salvation Army Coat Sale of the year, and despite the pouring rain (ugh) and chilly temps, we managed to stake out a prime spot in line at around 8:30am as planned.
Per usual, the first 20 minutes of the sale were a madhouse, and we kicked things off by snatching any coat that caught our eye, and piling them into our pair of shopping carts to try on later. After the initial rush was over, we found a quiet-ish corner to sift through our finds, and then took turns guarding our "keep" pile while some of us darted back into the fray.
I tried really hard to limit my haul, since it's hardly my first coat sale, and my closet is already overflowing with bulky outerwear. I ended up editing my pile down to just four coats: a classic, vintage camel coat, a gray wool/cashmere coat, a textured black coat with a 60s vibe, and a men's Burberry duffle coat (similar to this $895 one at Bloomingdale's) for the fiance. Each coat set me back just $20, bringing my total haul to $80. You can definitely expect to see me rocking a few of these finds very soon!
If you missed the sale last weekend, no worries, there are still two more sales left on November 1 and December 6 at Salvation Army's Hell's Kitchen outpost (536th W. 46th St.). Also, you can find tips on how to shop the sale here. Happy hunting!