Saturday, July 23, 2011

The problem with good deals....

I see now that when always on the hunt for the "find", you know that all elusive bargain...there is always going to be some kind of cause and effect.

The cause of coarse is dressing and furnishing your place with high end good quality goods at flat out unbelievable prices. The effect is "stuff" overload.

I have found myself forever doing the closet sweep..where one item in, two items out.
For someone like me,who does not want to watch that show on hoarders and think...hmmmm...this is a necessary requirement!

So after spending the good part of a beautiful day inside sorting through clothes...
keep this, donate that...I have taken a moment to sit down and write out my thoughts. Sometimes I feel like an addict, can I drive by, and not just pop in to see if there is a new "find" waiting for me to find it!

The up side is that someday when I retire, I think this will become my new job and then I will join the Ebay sellers!

What do you think,
Can anyone relate?

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Recent find... Linea Pelle high end belt with crystals

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After some research of this brand, I figure this is about a $250-$300 retail price belt, never worn, brand new.

The Village Gals favorite store... name brands, quality, bargains!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Big day at the Village..

Yesterday at the Village.. (you will need to visualize, as I am to lazy to take some pix for show and tell)... was their big sale for the Holiday.

I volunteered to work yesterday, on Memorial Day... I did find time to stop at the "1/2 off everything" (almost) in the store at my favorite store, "The Village" after work.

So what little treasures might I have found, you are probably asking. OK, I will share my finds.

  • Brand new IZod shorts, with tags still on, $4.49 (great for golfing!)
  • Like new denim DKNY capris... half off was $3.49
  • New docker slim legged pants for work..$2.99
That was all of it.. what a fun time.

My sis got a brand new Mariner Windbreaker, for $2.50, and a like new black leather Fossil brand leather bag...$4.49.

I was very proud of myself, as I was being closet says 1 comes in, 2 goes out...

Happy shopping !

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Why the Village Gal...

I have thought about doing this blog for a while...why you ask?

Because, like everyone else, I love a bargain. I mean a really good bargain. I also love the hunt for said bargain.

Before the days of EBay and Craigslist, there were garage sales, and consignment stores, and of course the Goodwill.

More than anything, I was a garage sale'r. So was my mother, who searched high and low for a treasure at garage sales, and was well known in our Seattle Eastside neighborhood, for the 1-2 garages sales she would have each year. My 2 grown daughters, are also garage sale'rs.

One has found it a perfect outlet to buy, and resell...often on EBay. She goes to garage sales in some high end neighborhoods, and has found more than afew treasures to resell.

So, you ask, where are I going with this? Well, I am happy to tell you where...I am going to " The Village" ... that would be Value Village ( though I rarely call them that..). They are "The Village" to me. Also, I will share other bargains from other places, yes even EBay!

Let me tell you why I decided to do this. Partly because I work at a large Communication company.

It is Business casual attire, which means no jeans... you know, let's look professional.

Well, even though I have tenure with said company, I rather not be spending hard earned cash at the local malls. Although, I can get weak at some of the discounted Outlet malls... when I find some super bargains there!

I love wearing different clothes. I think this may go back to when I was a teenager and young married mom, and really did not have much clothes.. I didn't care about clothes. When I was a teenager, my horse came first!

Now I refuse to pay outrageous prices for clothes, when I have found such wonderful things, often with high end brand names new or almost new.... for great LOW prices. So, I thought I would "come out of the closet"... my closet, and share some bargains as they come encourage others to drive past the malls, and go to your local "Village", whether it is my favorite Value Village, or the Goodwill, or a neighborhood thrift store.

You will not believe what may be in there!!!

So, as I have time, I will take some pictures, show some tags, or quote prices on items I have already purchased to give you an idea of what is out there.

After all, I am the Village Gal!

I am the Village Gal