Okayfine, describing the relaunch of Housing Works Buy the Bag as a wet dream is maybe a little bit gross. It’s also incredibly accurate.
This is warehouse-style thrifting, beotches. Much like sex or the prospect thereof, it involves varying degrees of shame and frustration. Whether or not you allow these feelings to jeopardize your ability to snag some material tail is a matter of mental fortitude.
That means think positive, for fuck’s sake.
At most thrift warehouses (see Goodwill Outlet Center, Queens), clothing gets lumped into general textiles and ends up buried among dirty towels, stained pillowcases and used jockstraps (yum).
Why should you give Buy the Bag a whirl, even if you’ve never before braved the bins? Because Housing Works PRE-SORTS their donated goods, removing the irrelevant ick before their bins hit the floor. This increases your odds of finding something amazeballs exponentially. Obvs.
One killer item at twenty five bucks is thrilling. But five pieces? Ten? However many you can stuff into a Housing Works Buy the Bag (which is now approximately 25% larger than it used to be, btdubs)? That’s enough to make a lot of women go absolutely batshit crazy in pursuit.
I say this not to scare you, but to encourage you to embrace your inner shopping animal. You can thank me when you’re basking in the satisfied afterglow of multiple epic scores.
Speaking of scores, it’s time for me to brag obnoxiously about my finds. Let’s begin with the most seasonally relevant of the bunch – this stellar vintage alpine zip-up sweater.
Stripes, snowflakes AND tiny little hearts?! I’m KVELLING.
This sweater exemplifies the fun factor of vintage. Anything goes, including an unconventional color scheme of forest green, periwinkle, cream and oxblood (which is like so haute right now) executed in mixed prints. It’s 100% wool and heretofore, itchy as sin. But it’s warm enough to rival an effing mylar blanket. I intend on rocking it with a soft, thin Uniqlo Heat Tech turtle. Lurves.
PAUSE – I just realized I have enough content to fill more than one post.
More soon. And yes, I missed you too. :P