Junk Jam! (Killer Vintage Necklace)

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At AuH2O Thriftique, we’re pretty old school about how we stock our store. We go out and unearth the gently worn gems ourselves for two reasons: 1. We’re utterly addicted to the thrill of the hunt. 2. We’re DIRT CHEAP. We spend hours on end in icky, icky places to deliver the goods at the […]

Three Rules For Running a Thrift Boutique

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About a month or so ago, an intriguing flyer made its way into my mailbox. Goodwill was going upmarket, reserving the best of its donation pool for its latest initiative:The Goodwill Greenwich Village Boutique. Thrift boutiques – thriftiques, if you will – have been popping up all over as of late. Kate Goldwater and I […]

Spring Stock Preview!

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Thrifting a Goodwill Outlet Center isn’t just challenging: It is a trying test of spirit and will. I’ve been at it for two years now, and it knocks me on my ass EVERY SINGLE TIME.High volume thrift is a dangerous journey. Here’s how the clothes-by-the-pound game is played: Approach massive bin of donated crap. Plunge […]