Sunday, November 8, 2009

"Vintage" Clothes

You ever wonder what happens to name brand clothes if they don't sell? Maybe you already know the answer to this question, but I didn't until today.

They go to our favorite dollar craft store......DOLLAR TREE. Yeah, that's what I thought too.

As I walked into DT, I had one of those moments where you ask yourself "where am I and what am I doing here?" I immediately did a double take to make sure I was in said location. Once confirmed, I stood in awe of what I saw.

A designer name brand that I LOVE and haven't seen in LOOOONG time. Talbots...yeah, a Talbots shirt being sold for a buck at the dollar store. Who ever would have known that?

The bin was marked "Vintage" Clothes, but as I looked through, I recognized a couple other name brands i.e. Rue 21 and Old Navy. Now granted, these were not Sunday's best clothes (and they really weren't what I think of as "vintage"), but they were nice cotton t-shirts; great for crafting and doing all the things that Moms do.

As I was on a tight schedule to visit my favorite dollar stores within two hours, I didn't sort through the bin. I had to stick to my aggressive time plan and craft budget. Well, no sooner than I loaded my cart up and headed for the check-out, I bumped into a dear friend.

All I can say is I stuck to the budget...

Hopefully, I'll get to the other stores this week so I can get some projects finished and posted.

Sincerely, Lisa


  1. That is very interesting. I'll have to check it out at my local Dollar Tree. Just another excuse for me to go to Dollar Tree!
    Have a great week.

  2. Wow, I don't know which Dollar Tree you were at, but I'm going to check "mine"! Great to meet another central Ohio blogger, welcome to blogland!

  3. So much for trying again. I went to the other DT and discovered no "vintage" clothes and no material for the project I'm trying to complete. They did, however, have a baby garter snake slithering around. Yeah, I got out of there as fast as I could.


  4. I cannot stress enough how much I love the Dollar Tree/Dollar Store. Love. I am continually surprised by the goodies and treasures I can find there.

    I found your blog from "Beyond the Picket Fence" and I am enjoying looking around! I also love the before and afters on your house!