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Monday, May 31, 2010

Princess Peanut Goes Shopping for Trash

One thing for sure is this little girl has her family wrapped around her dainty little finger.


Especially Daddy!




We all love her to pieces. Even my friends find her irresistible.

On my recent trip to Newport I had the perfect thrift store-shopping buddy with Princess Peanut.

She's gorgeous, fashionable and close to my heart.

She's my silent shopper, for a while at least.

Here are a few things we found together.

Goodwill in Huntington Beach doesn't offer $1.00 day, so I have to be a bit more selective than when I'm at home shopping Goodwills in Phoenix, AZ. Jeans are $8.99 so let's see what's worth buying that I can re-list on EBay and make a profit.

Ann Taylor Size 16 Jeans.

Pretty nice and a great seller for sure.

I found 3 pair of Ann Taylor jeans, all size 16 and as you know, bigger sizes sell better. Some darling girl made a super nice donation to Goodwill. Can I profit off purchasing these?

Darn those worn-out crotches. I would never sell this quality of jean on EBay. I decide to pass on them.

Wrap-around dresses sell super on EBay and so does the brand Express, but this style is a bit dated. Even still, can I make a profit if I purchase if for $8.99? I'm not too sure.

This Arden B. shirt is a victim of someone's garage sale. Since it didn't sell for $3.00, it was donated to Goodwill. I might purchase it for $1.00, but not for the $5.49 it's selling for here.

I love Sigrid Olsen. This skirt sells for $5.49 at Goodwill and I could probably sell it for $6.99 on EBay. I'll pass on this even thought it's beautiful and sells new for around $75.00.

I love linen and this Talbots Size 16 Shirt is in like-new condition. Shirt's sell here for $5.49 and once again, I could list this shirt at $6.99. Not really worth it, is it.

Chico's sizing is different then most women's sizing. Size 3 is an XL or size 16, so these Size 3 Chico's Jeans would sell great. I sold a pair just like this a few months ago for over $20.00, but things don't always sell the same on a later date. Should I get them?
Here's a pair of fake Seven's. These jeans are sold new at Mervyn's . Don't get them confused with 7 For all Mankind, a designer label I would love to purchase for $8.99.
Oh no! Look's like the princess is waking up.
Time for me to get to the check-out and quick. What did I buy? About 15 items. I'm certain I can double my money, maybe even triple it. I'll let you know what they sell for next week.

On another day, Princess Peanut and I visited the Cancer Society Treasure Thrift Store in Newport.
It was amazing.
Things here sell for a lot more then $1.00, but it's so fun to look.
Remember the Tibi I purchased for $1.00? I sold a Tibi dress a few weeks ago for $8.99. This one is selling at the thrift store for $25.00. Too expensive for me, but it's lovely for sure.
bebe is an interesting brand. It's very expansive, but I haven't had much luck selling bebe on EBay and I'm not sure why.
These jeans all look designer to me and for $9.00 each, I'm will to give each pair a chance to make me some money.
I'll let you know what they are and what they sell for next week.

I love Jam's World and normally can make around $20.00 a shirt. This one is selling for $12.00. Notice the writing on the inside of the shirt. This isn't a good candidate for re-sale.

We are having so much fun and will make a nice profit. This mom & daughter team is unstoppable.


  1. I owe you a big THANKS! I have been so inspired by your shopping and making money that I decided to try it. I don't know a lot about name brands because I have thrifted for me for years. I was in a thrift store the other day and found a pair of 7 for all mankind and True Religion. They were 4.99 ea. and I know I looked strange standing in the store holding on to them for dear life. I stood there and closed my eyes and tried to remember what I had just read in your archives about the 7 for all mankind jeans. Are they real or not. I almost hyperventilated, then decided to just go for it. I now have them on eBay and can't wait to see what they sell for. We have no dollar days here. Shucks! Thanks for inspiring this out of work girl!
    Princess Peanut is adorable and looks like a natural at thrifting!!!

  2. Those last blue jeans look like citizens. Great wash, style, cut they should do well for you! You all need to be super careful with Sevens and True Religions. Both are faked quite a bit. True Religion far more than any other blue jean. Lately it is has been bad. For every one for sure real True's, I buy we are passing on ten to twenty. That is a lot of fakes running around. And Laura I live in Phoenix. I don't know why but we are having a big huge influx of fakes right now. Just so you know. Beautiful Peanut by the way! She looks like a very easy going baby!!!

  3. Oops sorry the comment above is actually Kari. To many gmail accounts!!:)

  4. I love how you took us on a shopping trip with you and showed us how you decided what to buy and what to look for! Thanks!

  5. Great finds :) This may be a bit off topic, but I'm a car seat nut and your precious daughter is not strapped in correctly. The straps need to be straight (not twisted) and tight. The chest clips needs to be at her chest/armpits/nipples. This will ensure she is safe in the event of a crash. I couldn't look at the pictures w/o saying something :)