Sweaters 78 cents, handguns not allowed

Posted by Meghan in Field Trip | 2 Comments

New Life Thrift

A few weeks ago I went back to Omaha for a reunion. Unlike my last visit, I was pretty limited on time for getting in some solid thrifting. I made sure I had a chance to hit up one of my favorite old haunts. I wrote about the greatness that is New Life Thrift a while back, and it’s still amazing.

Before I even walked in the door, I noticed this sign in the window.

Sweaters 78 cents, handguns not allowed

I thought it was really strange that they would need to have a no guns sign in the window. Why? Well, turns out Omaha has a change in the concealed weapons permit law. What little I was able to gather is that if you don’t want someone to come into your place of business with a concealed weapon, you have to post something on your front door.

The first song I hear when I walk in is the Standells “Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White” — is this the best thrift store in the world or what?

Cash register and window display

As always the place has tons of clothing, most of it priced in the $2 to $3 range (with mark-it wax pens and two staples) and often marked down to prices like 60 cents.

Row of dresses

I was pretty restrained this time since I didn’t have much room to bring anything home, but I did pick up a few choice items.

2 Responses to Sweaters 78 cents, handguns not allowed

  1. Mary Jane says:

    Girl, just buy at will and mail it all home to youself! I’ve gone to visit my family in PA and amassed so much stuff while junking there, I’ve had to mail 12 good sized boxes back to myself in TX! Sick or what?! LOL Of course I was there for 2 weeks……

  2. Libby says:

    WOW what a dream thrift store!! I was just in pierre, south dakotey and they had some good ones also! But nothing like the abandoned farmhouse on the 4000acres my friends father bought! why didn’t i take pics for you gals!!