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Thrifter’s Delight at Savers Thrift Stores

Have I ever told you how much I love thrifting? I really do! I grew up shopping thrift stores. My mom even worked at one. She used to bring home the greatest stuff. I guess you can say it’s in my blood. It’s just unfortunate that most stores make finding plus sizes really hard. I had almost given up hope, until I visited Savers Thrift Store in Austin, Texas!

As part of the Texas Style Council Conference, we were taken on a shopping tour. Everyone was talking about Savers and how much they loved it. I had no idea what it was—never heard of it. After shopping in this thrift store chain for only an hour, now I know why they couldn’t stop raving about it. I found some great things and they separate everything by sizes…including XXL and up!

Then I got an email a few weeks ago offering me a chance to shop at their newest location here in the Los Angeles area. With a Savers gift certificate in hand, I made my way into their newest location in Lomita, California. Only one of five locations in Southern California, this store is huge. I found a few pieces and some awesome silk scarves. Yes, I bought that Eileen Fisher kimono top I found below. I can’t wait to get my stuff dry cleaned. I even found the hubby something. I can’t wait to head back in a few weeks to see what else makes it on their racks.

Are you a Savers Thrift Store shopper? Where do you do your shopping?

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SAVERS THRIFT SUPERSTORE IN LOMITA, CA.
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XXL AND UP! LOOK EILEEN FISHER!
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THIS PLACE IS HUGE!
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THERE’S A HUGE DENIM SELECTION!
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MY SHOPPING CART FILLED WITH PRINTS OF COURSE!
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BELTS AND SCARVES…OH MY!

Disclosure: The gift certificate was courtesy of Savers. All opinions in this post are true and my own.

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  • http://defyingmycloset.com/ Defying My Closet (Sabrina)

    What is that b/w tribal print thing in your cart? We recently just Savers in Chicago and it is now my go-to thrift store……

    • CURVESandCHAOS

      It’s a blazer that I need to get altered. But, it has potential!

  • thirties girl

    I know this post is a couple weeks old, but I’m just catching up. I live and work very close to this new Savers store featured in this post. I haven’t been yet, but based on your pics alone, I’ll have to check it out. Like you, I grew up wearing a lot of thrift store clothing. I was raised by a single mom who didn’t make much money as a nurse, so she did her best and most of my clothes came from thrift stores. Unfortunately, we never found many things I liked. In fact, I hated 99% of the stuff we got while thrifting. My mom’s taste and style was very different from mine, so that might have been why she picked out such fugly stuff for me to try on… that, or the thrift stores in my hometown really sucked. When I got a bit older, around 12 or 13, one of my mom’s co-workers started giving me hand-me-downs from her teenage daughter who had a lot of ‘trendy’ clothes. I started to look like I fit in a bit more (or at least that’s how I felt) with the kids at school, so I was happy to take her hand-me-downs. I think having such awful thrift store experiences when I was a kid has kept me away from thrift stores as an adult. I even sometimes have an issue shopping at ‘bargain’ stores like Ross and Dots. But having spent the past several years looking through lots of wonderful plus size style blogs and seeing bloggers wearing so many great things they’ve gotten while thrifting, I know I need to give it another chance, and Savers seems like a good place to start.