The Joys (and Surprises) of Thrift Shopping

Anyone who knows me well knows I love to shop at thrift stores.  My closet is full of very gently used (and quite a few brand new!) items that cost about 10% – 50% of what they would have cost when they were brand new. 


One recent evening I was shopping for jeans at a Madison thrift store and found a pair of Levi's that looked nearly brand new.  I tried them on, and they fit great.  These jeans would probably cost around $40 brand new on sale, and I'm paying less than $8. Score!  These were Levi's 511 jeans.  I thought "hmmm, I'm not familiar with 511s so I'll have to look them up online."  I searched for them online when I got home later that evening, and it turns out they are MEN'S jeans!  Someone at the store had accidentally placed them on the women's rack, but I decided to keep them anyway.  Now I have to live with my husband's endless teasing that I'm going to start raiding his closet and wearing his clothes 🙂