I not only love thrift stores but also consignment stores. When I lived in Calgary I had one two blocks away from me that I visited regularly. In Charlotte I haven't been making it to consignment stores very often, as they seem so expensive compared to Goodwill. But I do enjoy the occasional consignment sales (empty stores will be turned into a consignment superstore for a weekend). Usually the last day of those consignment sales are 50% off. Picked up these shoes recently at one of those sales on the last day for $2. Yup, $2....take that Goodwill.