Last Saturday I took off to Queens to share in Housing Works much talked about Buy the Bag event. After a minor address mix up and an unneeded tour of Queens I finally made it to the warehouse where the buying frenzy was held. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Buy the Bag is a thrifting event sponsored by Housing Works where attendees can purchase clothing and accessories by the bag, priced at $25 per bag load. I was able to walk away with some cool stuff but will say that it was quite the experience. I walked in to the warehouse only to see swarms of people and clothing just about everywhere but the ceiling. With only about hour to do my shopping I had no time to take in the crazy scene. I jumped in thrifter mode and went sailing for some wardrobe treasures. Click inside to see what I picked up .
According to the Housing Works website there are three more Buy the Bag events set and ready for more thrifting madness. If you'd like to attend and need more info check out the Housing Works website here. Now before you mozy on down to the warehouse here are a few tips that will prepare you for a better shopping experience.
1. Bring extra bags.
Although Housing Works provides the bag in which you have to stuff your things in to make your final purchae having an extra bag will assist you while shopping and when you are lugging all of your goodies home.
2. Bring Gloves
You will be touching just about everything under the sun so bring gloves to keep your hands safe and germ free.
3. Don't expect an orderly way of shopping
If you don't like an unorganized way of shopping please don't go. You will not be happy. Clothes will not be hung from pretty fixtures or folded down in neat sections but it will be tossed around in large bins and dare I say it even scattered on the floor.