I know, I know, I am always raving about the Goodwills in Charlotte. But I have had some excellent luck at Salvation Army Stores as well. Today I was way on the other side of the city for a weather balloon launch with my students and on the drive down there I passed a Salvation Army Store I didn't know about. So on the way home I decided to stop. At the Goodwills in the Charlotte area, everything is the same price basically....pants, skirts, sweaters, and tops are $3.79 plus tax, and dresses and jackets are $4.99 plus tax. But at the Salvation Army Stores each item is individually priced and tagged. (They staple the prices right on....annoys me when they staple right through silk!). Tags are different colors and different prices. Certain days of the week certain colored tags will be half off. The weird thing about this system is that who ever is tagging the items tends to have no idea their actual worth. I have bought 100% cashmere sweaters (one with a store tag still on, and one J Crew) for $1.99, but I have seen shirts that originally retailed at Walmart for under $10 tagged at $4.99. I have found some great things at Goodwill (like this Anthropologie skirt) but today the Salvation Army Store put Goodwill to shame when I found this Anthropologie sweater:
This sunny little Ann Taylor Loft sweater, also came home with me from the Salvation Army for $1.99.