Adventures in glitter

Posted by Meghan in Sale Tales | 7 Comments

Jenny and I had spoken about trying to hit some sales on Saturday morning and I had sent her a listing for a sale at the large Goodwill called The Glitter Sale. That just screams the blog, right? Okay, it’s not a yard sale, but we do veer into Rummage Sales and Thrift Stores once in a while. When I say “large” Goodwill, this place is HUGE –- I am just guessing, but this place is probably 40,000 sq. feet. This was the 26th annual glitter sale. I’m not sure how we had missed this up until now?!? I’ve hit some special sales there before — The Shoe Sale and The Record Sale — but they have a whole web site and blog dedicated to this one sale. Seems a little crazy, right?

In the morning, Jenny was feeling like crap and had to bail. Honestly I was feeling pretty good about staying in PJ’s for a while. We might have dodged a bullet on this one as far as not going in the morning. People camp out hours before to go to the sale. I like shiny stuff too, but not that much.

I was hemming and hawing about even going, but curiosity got the better of me and I went with a girl friend at 2:30. The parking lot was still a total zoo and it took us 20 minutes to find a space about a block away. Then the line just to get into another larger room was about 60 people deep. I can’t even imagine what this was like at 10 am. Nightmare!

Glittery clothes galore

The ten jewelry cases had flocks of people all trying to get a look, racks of leather jackets, bedazzled jeans, blazers and many other craft projects gone awry.

Jeans from hell

Tons of prom dress from the ’80s, and tons of wedding dresses.

A plethora of wedding dresses

And shoes. Tons and tons of bronze, silver, gold and sparkled shoes. Plus, tons of those little girl glitter shoes from the Wizard of Oz.

Silver sparkly shoes

Honestly, for the crowd it wasn’t that great, but I did pick up two items.

In line I met possibly one of the most annoying women I’ve ever encountered. She spent the entire time name-dropping different lines that she had items from. She had found a pair of Ferragamo loafers for $79 at the sale and went on and one about her “Prada this” and her “Ferragamo that” — it was pretty irritating and the line was long. I was pretty happy when I finally got the hell out of there.

7 Responses to Adventures in glitter

  1. Jen says:

    Oh no you don’t- Nice try not saying EXACTLY which two items you scored. Spill it!!

  2. meghan says:

    honestly really boring or I would have said. I purchased a 1950’s cream shirt with beading and a small purse that matches my luggage. SUPER EXCITING.
    When I feel that i have scored I always say…

  3. You should have asked her are all of your deisgner items purchased from thrift shops? That would have taken the wind out of her cheeks!

  4. Meghan says:

    she was a show off and I am pretty sure she could have purchased those loafers on ebay for less…

  5. Karen in Tacoma says:

    Seeing all those wedding dresses makes me wonder how many people actually buy their wedding dress at Goodwill or other thrift stores.

  6. Amy says:

    Come on people–Miss Fanypants is buying designer bedazzled cast-offs… an annual Glitter Sale……at a Thrfit Shop. Let her have her moment in the sun before she stumbles back to her insignificant little life in used metalic Ferragamos. We all need to feel important once in a while!

    BTW: I’ll be the first to admit that 99% of what fills my closet is thrifted….however, I doubt that any of it qualifies as Glitter Sale merchandise. Am I missing out on something?

  7. Maria says:

    I must have just missed you at this sale. I got there about noon and must have just left by the time you got there. Tons of crazies indeed.