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Bargain Shopping on South Street.

If my obsession with bargain shopping isn’t already clear, let me confirm it here: I can shop and will shop anywhere I possibly can, so when I find multiple inexpensive stores right next to one another, I just about lose my mind. South Street, Philadelphia is budget shopping heaven. There are so many different shops that sell adorable clothes, funky accessories, and trendy shoes (and I can’t forget the delicious food!). Just remember that the best items are usually tucked away behind a stores seedy exterior, you just have to take the time to find them! Here are a few of my favorite shops on South Street:

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Thrifty Thinking: Clothing Swaps!

Looking for a fun way to clean out your closet and update your wardrobe? Try a clothing swap!

The Wardrobe Boutique, located at 1822 Spring Garden Street in Philadelphia, hosts monthly clothing swaps for women of all sizes. The first Saturday of the month is for sizes 0-10 and the third Saturday of the month is for sizes twelve and up, both sessions are from 12-2pm. I am attending my first swap on March 5 with some of my girlfriends and we can’t wait to see what we find!

The swaps are held in the Community Room at The Wardrobe Boutique. At the swaps, attendees trade items with one another and items that are left over can be donated to The Career Wardrobe. The Career Wardrobe is the nation’s largest independent, community-based non-profit organization serving women transitioning into the workforce by providing professional attire. There is no admission fee for the monthly swaps, but reservations are required. After you RSVP simply show up on the day with a minimum of five items of clothing and get to swapping!

Planning a Girl’s Night Out? A swap party is a creative, fun, and inexpensive way to catch up with your girlfriends. If you are interested in hosting your own party just pick a date, contact The Wardrobe Boutique to schedule, and then invite your friends! It is that simple! Just make a $5 donation fee to The Career Wardrobe upon arrival.

The Wardrobe Boutique is also an upscale resale store. They offer quality new and gently used women’s apparel and accessories for all occasions. You’ll find formal, career and casual wear from popular department store brands and high-end designers at unbelievable discounts.  Their Vintage Corner and Bridal Boutique offer specialty items, too!

The Wardrobe Boutique’s Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm
Wednesday 11am-7:30pm
Closed Sunday & Monday

Next time you want to shake up your shopping, sign up for a clothing swap at The Wardrobe Boutique! Not only will you snag some stylish items, but you’ll also be helping women in our community succeed! And who doesn’t love shopping for a cause? All proceeds from the store benefit The Career Wardrobe.

Check out their site for upcoming events and new fabulous inventory!

Photos courtesy of The Wardrobe Boutique.

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Greene Street Consignment Shop

“recycling. reinvented.”

The first consignment shop featured on the blog is Green Street Consignment Shop. Greene Street Consignment has six different locations around Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. I recently went consigning at their South Street shop in Philadelphia. I love this particular store because the setup makes for such easy shopping, the merchandise is organized on circular displays and each holds a specific item of clothing. Cashmere sweaters are on one rack, blazers on another, and so on. There is even a shoe section with gently worn (or not worn at all!) pumps, sneakers, boots, and sandals. In addition to clothing and shoes, Greene Street carries handbags, scarves, belts, and jewelry.

Some brands on sale this week at Greene Street Consignment were: Ann Taylor Loft, Neiman Marcus Cashmere, Bebe, Seven For All Mankind, J Brand Jeans (for only $28!), Paige Premium Denim ($32), Citizens of Humanity, Arden B, Free People, and BDG.

If you are looking to consign some of your old clothes, there is an associate in the back of the store who is willing to help you do so. You do not need an appointment and there is no yearly fee to sell your clothes at Greene Street! The associate simply looks through your items to make sure they follow the guidelines and hands you a receipt. Your items remain in the store for 60 days and when they sell you will receive a 40% commission check in the mail. If your items do not sell you may pick up the items at the end of the 60 day period. It really is that easy!

I left Greene Street Consignment Shop with an adorable green Nine West trench coat, a Free People embellished sweater, two pairs of J Brand Jeans, and my favorite purchase of the day—a Hero&Leander floral blouse (pictured below). I can not wait to wear my new purchases now that the weather is warmer!

Greene Street Consignment Shop is located 700 South Street Philadelphia, PA 19147.

Their hours are Monday – Wednesday: 11 – 7, Thursday: 11-8, Friday – Saturday: 11 – 9, and Sunday: 11 – 7.

Have you ever visited a Greene Street Consignment store? Share what you bought in the comments section!

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Let’s Get Started: Week One of Consignment Shopping!

Now that we have been introduced, learned the basics of consignment shopping, and discovered how easy it is to budget shop; we can begin our journey around the Philadelphia area! This week we are headed to my favorite consignment shop on South Street called, Greene Street Consignment. At Greene Street Consignment I usually find brands like Club Monaco, Velvet, and many of the designers that Anthropologie carries. What I like most is that their items are always seasonal, they will not accept heavy winter-wear in February or sundresses in September. I am excited to shop here first because I have spring break on the brain and  I am hoping to find a killer outfit for my trip to the Dominican Republic. Wish me luck!

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Thriftadelphia, PA.

If you have ever entered a party to find another girl wearing the same dress as you, or have had one of your less-fashionable classmates utter the dreaded “I have the same shirt,” or have shopped yourself into a rather detrimental relationship with American Express, this blog is for you.

Welcome to thriftadelphia—your online source for consignment shopping in the Philadelphia area! Here you will find some of the best consignment shops in Philadelphia and South Jersey. You can also expect to find budgeting tricks, consignment buying/selling tips from shop owners and avid thrifters, as well as affordable style advice from yours truly!

Looking great doesn’t have to break the bank, and consignment shopping is your ticket to finding chic designer garments for a fraction of retail price. You may even find some vintage Chanel tucked away in one of the shops (hey, a girl can dream!). And don’t worry, we will finally put an end to the unexpected matching outfit dilemma. Because let’s face it, wearing the same outfit as your friend stopped being cool in the seventh grade.

I’m so excited to share my fabulous finds with you, and for you to share your finds with me! If you or someone you know has a favorite consignment shop in the Philadelphia area or an item of thrifted clothing that you are dying to flaunt, leave a comment or drop me an email. You could be featured on the blog!

To learn more about the girl behind thriftadelphia, click here.

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