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salvation army coat sale

Had to make the switch from iced coffee to hot coffee this morning--so I guess that means fall is really happening. It also means that the 2014 Salvation Army Coat Sale is right around the corner, and if you checked out last year's recap, you know this annual event is one of the best of the season. (Check out the funky shag vest I picked up last year above!)

The sale is held on the first Saturday of each month, from October-December, at the Salvation Army's Hell's Kitchen outpost (536 W. 46th Street). For all you NYC-area thrifters interested in hitting up this year's sale, here are the official dates for 2014:

October 4
November 1
December 6

Doors typically open at around 9am, but there are usually plenty of eager shoppers lined up outside the door before then. I try to arrive between 8:30-8:45am just to be safe. 

On another thrift-related note, I wanted to give you all a heads up on a new e-book published by fellow thrifting blogger Looking Fly on a Dime earlier this week. Here's a quick description pulled from her blog:

I really wanted to provide my readers with a comprehensive, A to Z guide of thrift shopping. This book is broken down into three parts and covers:
*what to do before you hit the thrift store {how to find one, best days to go, etc.}
*top strategies while you shop {what sections of the store to hit first, how to cut down on buyer’s remorse}
*how to clean your thrift shop clothes and style them to make the cheap clothing look expensive

Whether you're looking to try thrifting for the first time, or are a seasoned vet who wants to brush up on your skills, this is pretty much the only thrifting guide you'll need. You can get a copy on Amazon here. Happy hunting!

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