Thrift stores

18 Jul 2012

Broke-Ass Style: The Secret to Happiness is in Your Pants

These are my resort-themed Mom capris: They’re covered in colorful hibiscus-print, and have the names of exotic locales like “Martinique” and “St. Lucia” stamped all over them, in a font that can only can be described as “Tiki-esque.”  They’re high-waisted and saggy-legged and cut at the most unflattering part of

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
27 Nov 2011

Alternative Takes on Black Friday

Ok – let’s face it, who really enjoys the shit show people go through on Black Friday? I for one, absolutely hate it. Maybe that makes me a wannabe broke-ass since I am not willing to put myself through hell to save a few bucks, but I don’t care. First

Heidi Smith - The Ultimate Scavenger 1
05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

BAS Editorial Team 5
07 Aug 2011

Party This Thursday at Cure Thrift!

  Just when you’d decided never to leave the apartment without utter life-or-death necessity again this summer (the city’s a freak show! It’s hot as balls! The line in Duane Reade is anxiety attack-inducingly long and the whole damn town is crawling with tourists who stop at random in the

Taylor McClure - Nomadic Ne'er-Do-Well 0
07 Apr 2011

East Bay Unwrapped: Alameda Thriftin’

Welcome to the mid twentieth century in beautiful Alameda! If you were swept out to sea, on what kind of island would you hope to seek refuge? A mysterious, tropical island filled with your hot travelmates, like in Lost? Gilligan’s Island? This crazy-ass cluster of islands for rich people? Well,

Mia Di Pasquale - Scroungy Scribbler 0
23 Oct 2010

A Post Where I Get Irrationally Angry at the Goodwill

I have a special place in my heart for the Goodwill (and other everyday thrift stores). We go way back, starting in high school when I would wander through the Jersey malls, bewilderedly thinking Really? This is how I’m supposed to dress? And I’d say I have probably purchased 98%

Jessica Longo - Two-Bit Reporter 0
05 Mar 2010

Spring Cleaning: You’re Not Using That Crap Anyway

Moving sucks. Moving to a better apartment is always great, but the process is usually a huge pain in the ass. Pretty much the only other good thing about it is that you usually end up finding a bunch of shit you forgot you even had. Sometimes this works out

Andrew Dalton - Aggressive Panhandler 1
12 Feb 2010

$2 Sale at Goodwill This Weekend

Ever since I started dressing myself, I’ve been shopping in thrift stores.  I’m pretty sure it’s long gone now, but when I was growing up there was an AMAZING one in the Clairemont area of San Diego called Action Thrift.  It was the size of a grocery store and because

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 2
03 Nov 2009

Getting Thrifty with Housing Works

When most people think of thrift stores, images of cheap treasures, old fur coats, and amazing shit from the seventies usually comes to mind. But in reality, most of the thrift stores in New York are a huge ripoff and feature bloated prices on all things “vintage”, and are picked

Laura S - Spendthrift Scribe 1