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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Thrift Store Reviews!

Post by Gianna


Cost- How cheep are the clothes? The more hearts the better price.
Searching- How much do you have to search for a good find? The more hearts the less you have to search.
Leaving- How often do I actually leave with goods? The more hearts the more times I do.

Amvets Thrift Store
3441 Sutherland St
San Diego, CA 92110



Amvets (shhhh) is like a little self secret, many people have never heard of it. The location of the stores are in very odd and far away places and as for the clothes themselves there is no real "theme" to them, its all very random. As for the cost I gave it 4 hearts. The prices are incredibly cheep, everything is about $1-5 unless you start getting into the nicer materials. Also they always have sales going on normally with 50% off certain tags. The downfall about this place however, is the amount of searching you have to do to find a unique good quality item, hence the 2 hearts. However if you are in a shopping mood or dedicated to find a good deal then you will have no problem leaving with lots and lots of items. I gave leaving 5 hearts because I have never failed to leave the store without buying something. 
(Another added bonus about shopping here is that all the proceeds go to our troops!)

629 S Coast Highway 101
Encinitas, CA

(760) 632-6880



The minute you walk in this rockin vintage boutique you will want 
to hope you can find everything in your size! Home sells great
quality vintage items along with some of their out brand tee's. It
is the only review I gave 5 hearts to only because i am in love with
virtually every piece they have in the store. Again, however,
with great clothing comes higher prices. I gave cost 2 hearts
because everything in the store is also not cheep, although
I do give them a lot of credit for making many items reasonably
priced making my leaving a score of 2 hearts for I occasionally
leave with a purchase.  

2871 University Ave,
 San Diego, CA 92104

Hunt and Gather


Hunt and Gather is a very tiny vintage boutique that also sells its own brand
clothing. All the items are slightly pricey but considering how greatly made
each product is I defiantly think its worth it. The clothing here is interesting
for each piece is really special in its own way yet it can still be worn in a generic way. 
By this I mean many of the pieces there aren't crazy clothes but simple designs with
a twist. So you don't have to go out of your way to try to make it fit in your wardrobe.
I haven't been to this store too often so I can't be very exact about my leaving rating,
but even with the high prices I do normally leave with something. This is a really
cute tiny boutique, defiantly worth checking out!

4121 Park Blvd

San Diego, CA
Frock You

Frock You


Go to their website and sign up for their news letter 

O.K. So for this store I am only reviewing it by their 50% giant sale that they hold once
a month along with other venders. So I greatly suggest signing up for their news
letter (Link above) so you know when that is. When there is no sale going on the
prices are just too high. With the 50% off it makes things more reasonable. Frock You
is a vintage boutique that has always new inventory and great finds. I gave the cost
3 hearts only beacause some items can be a little pricey especially if its from
other vendors but if your are a bargainer like I am then it should be no problem!
This store also requires you to do a little searching but I normally purchase some 
really cool items which is why leaving gets 3 hearts.

Buffalo exchange

  • 3862 5th Ave
  • b/t Robinson Ave & 
  • University Ave in Hillcrest

Buffalo Exchange 


Buffalo Exchange is defiantly a well-known thrift store that sells a variety of clothing
and other goods. I think the prices there are also a little pricey, so i gave it 3.5 hearts. 
I also gave searching 3 hearts because even though there have a lot of great hidden
goodies you do have to do some looking. Even though half the time they don't accept the
clothes I try to sell them -_- I normally leave with a few items, so leaving gets
3 hearts. This is also a great store to find some awesome shoes for their variety
is awesome.


1954 Hwy. 62 East
Mountain Home, AR 72653
Phone: 870-424-8888



Flashbacks is a great blast in the past with having most of their clothing be from the 60's, 70's, and 80's. It's great for looking for a really unique find that is garnered to be an eye catcher! Flashbacks has really hip and cool clothes so once you walk in the store you will have no problem falling in love, however nothing here comes cheep. All the pricses are relatively high also due to the fact that most of their products come in great shape and top quality materials. Due to the prices being so high I gave "leaving" 2 hearts. Its always hard for me to commit to a purchase that empties my wallet so I normally leave the store with nothing. 

Post by Gianna

1 comment:

  1. this is awesome!! it's really helpful :) please do more!