Smelly Fingers at Recession Prices on Wednesdays
Does anyone else have a hanger breaking problem in thrift stores? I feel like fucking Lennie from Of Mice and Men. Last time I went to Goodwill I broke at least 10 trying to sift through the overstuffed racks. I’m thinking, “here’s a nice Hugo Boss dress shirt with biblical pit stains. Let me move this XXXXL Russell sweatshirt over” and SNAP, one of the arms of the hangers will break clean off and the shirt will hang there lopsided. Then I’m left between a laugh and guilt. Tell me I’m not alone.
Anyway, if you’re a broke beauty who doesn’t mind getting their fingers smelly when they are shopping for clothes, then you should hit up thrift stores when the sales are on. The Salvation Army at 436 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn (Smith F,G; Hoyt-Schermerhorn A,C,G; Nevins 2,3,4,5; or Atlantic practically everything) has sales every Wednesday where all tags are ½ off except for one in the entire store. Last week when I stopped by, the woman behind the register said to an older male clerk: “Not if you were the last mammal on Earth! I’d rather be with a tree and have myself a half-tree baby”. She then gave me half off my purchase because “it’s late and you look nice”.