If you were following along on my Insta-stories last week you might have spotted that I partnered  with Savers again, this time with the mission to put together a fashion week look with items from the store. If you missed it on stories I went ahead and highlighted it so you can watch my whole shopping experience as well as the final look I created with my finds. 

Now, if you're not entirely familiar with the Savers family you might know them as Value Village or Unique Thrift depending on where in the country you're located. Find a location near you, here. We don't have them in the city limits but it's a pretty quick drive to Long Island, and the perfect excuse to get away for even just a couple of hours. I stopped into the West Hempstead location and I was pretty excited to get started on my shopping adventure. 

When it comes to thrifting I have a system that I go by to help me from getting overwhelmed by the sea of treasures and focus on the one-of-a-kind items I'm hunting for. First, I tend to look for accessories (this time around my main focus was belts). I'm loving the different styles out there right now and knew that Savers would be a jackpot, so I beelined straight for belts when I walked in the doors. I ended up with half a dozen unique (and real leather) styles for about $2-3 a piece. Major win!

Next: bags. I can't walk into a store without looking at bags and Savers did not disappoint. First off, they're super organized at my location and it was easy to spot the gems. I must have walked by a dozen designer finds in like-new condition for under $20 before finding my red leather designer bag for $12. I squealed when I spotted it. This is the place to find trendy styles too. I scooped up a purple velvet round bag for $1.99 - pure gold. I ended up only leaving with two bags because of my limited storage situation but at one point I had about 5 in my cart. Tip: look for high quality bags (leather, suede and beaded) in good to like-new condition. 

Clothes! When it comes to clothes I'm very focused on high-quality items over quantity. For me that's cashmere and leather pieces. I spotted a handful of suede jackets when browsing the outerwear  and ended up bringing home three, including the one I'm wearing. They were all in nearly perfect condition and were under $20 a piece. Score! After the jackets were added to my cart I headed straight to sweaters for this grey cashmere turtleneck. I honestly couldn't believe my eyes when I spotted it on the hanger but it was too good to pass up. So soft!  Tip: Ignore the size tags and try them on anyways, you might find that the sizing is off with older items. 

After I planned out my outfit for the round of shows later in the day I headed to housewares and went treasure hunting. I can't resist vintage housewares and added a gorgeous set of blue glasses to my cart before heading to checkout. 

$95 and two large paper bags full of gems later, I headed home with my haul to put my final look together before heading to a couple of shows to finish out Fashion Week. I stuck with a 70's (almost western) theme with the long suede coat, detailed belt and turtleneck, paired with a tiered floral skirt and boots. It was the perfect mix of old and new pieces. What do you think? 
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