When I thrift, I try to keep an open mind about what I might find. If I am looking for something specific, I will miss all of the other cool stuff around me.
Instead of saying...I am going to look for a pair of Banana Republic jeans at the thrifts today...tell yourself that you are going to search for a dark wash pair of jeans. Otherwise, you might miss that pair of Paige Denim or no-name brand pants in the perfect wash and fit!
Don't get me wrong, I do keep a BOLO (be on the look out) list but I try to search for items in general and not specific terms.
Here is my current BOLO list:
Small round table for kitchen
Yellow long cardigan
Knee boots with no heel
At one time, a cool large rug for our living room was on my BOLO list...
Found it! An 8' x 11' licensed Andy Warhol rug, yard sale, $20. Original cost was in the $800 range.
What is on your BOLO list? Comment here or pop over to the Facebook page to share.