By: Ashley Randall
We had the opportunity to chat with the queen of second hand retail –Thrift & Tell. If you haven’t heard of Thrift & Tell, stop what you are doing (now go check out her page). Well now you can appreciate her amazing Instagram flow and aesthetic. Thrift & Tell similar to our other sale fashionistas, scours online for the best deals (honestly we love to see it). Here is the twist – Thrift & Tell specializes in second hand retail. She has many guides for grabbing designer consignment as well tips for selling merchandise on your own. While Thrift & Tell has been a bargain hunter since birth (sale shoppers are born – not made) and she just woke up one morning with the name (the rest is history). Not only does Thrift & Tell share her amazing finds with all of us, she also loves interviewing and writing for her blog The Tell. She said the best place to shop online to get the best deals is the Real Real, if you are open to consignment. While she prefers to hunt for merchandise at the Gap, Old Navy and good old Nordstrom Rack in person, but she finds that Neiman Marcus and Saks offer better deals online. While she does not have the opportunity to stop by sample sales in NYC, she does score some awesome stuff online! While if you were to spot here on any ordinary day, she would most likely be wearing a blouse, scarf, skinny jeans and Chanel ballet flats
What is your favorite part about the sale community?
- “I love how you can instantly bond with someone over a good deal. We have all experienced the thrill of finding something 80% off and it is fun to share the excitement of someone else’s fashion coup.”
What is your favorite thing you have bought within the last year?
- Tiffany & Co. gold hardware bracelet – ” It is undoubtedly an investment, but I love it.”
What is one item in your closet that you could not live without?
- Gold Charm Bracelet – “It was a gift from my parents when I graduated from high school and have added charms throughout the years. It’s irreplaceable and uniquely mine.”
What was the best sale find you have ever come across?
- Chanel 2.55 reissue for 70% off was pretty fantastic