Friday, December 9, 2011

Tight-wad

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Top: American Eagle/GW ($3), Jacket: Jordache, NWT/GW ($3), Skirt: Target/GW ($4), Tights: DKNY, NWT/GW ($1), Belt: GW ($1) Shoes: Lower East Side/GW ($3)

TOTAL: $15

So, if you participated in Thrifted or Grifted two.weeks.ago, you’ll recognize this outfit as the thrifted one…AKA…the one that got picked as thrifted because the shoes weren’t as shiny as the other ones.

I hope for the sake of those who voted that no one starts a shiny-shoe discrimination suit.

Whatever that means.

Ahem. Moving on.

Funny story: I bought two pair of tights from GW on the same day, both new in the package.

The maroon DKNY pair in my size were $0.99.

But the navy these-are-too-big-but-I’m-still-buying-them-because-tights-are-hard-to-find-new-at-GW pair which the packaging clearly indicated were from 1984 didn’t have a price-tag. So, they called the manager over, and she wasn’t any of the ones that I usually talk to.

She gave me a cursory glance, looked at the almost-30-year-old tights, and said, “$1.99.”

Huh?

I love thrifting, and I (mostly) love Goodwill, but I will never claim to understand their pricing methods, that’s for sure.

I gave the checker a raised eyebrow that clearly said, “Are you really going to charge me a dollar more for the ghetto tights than you did for the nice ones?” and she whispered, “I know my manager said $1.99, but how does $0.99 sound?”

Juuuuuuust fine.

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