Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Buy the Bag

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.  

Happy Shopping!


  1. How great! shmae they dont have that in here!
    Great stuff you got there!


  2. Nice, gotta check the next one out.Hopefully it will not be in Queens
    , it's too confusing. Love the bags,belts and Coats.Great steal! Bobbie

  3. Great pictures!

  4. I'm down with everything but that godawful green vest! LOL can't wait to see how you rock it!!

  5. Wow! You've got some awesome picks and it looks like a great deal! (:

  6. ohhh i didnt know they did another one of these cool

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  7. You got some awesome stuff! I love those vintage coats and that vintage multi colored caftan! And the brown clutch is tres adorable! Make sure to go back next time and get lots more goodies! :]
    Have a great weekend!

  8. sounds absolutely crazy but kind of fun! glad you found some cool stuff :)

    <3 Alison


Thanks for stopping by! Your always welcome to come back.