I was listening to the radio show this past week and they were talking about a new thrift store. The name of it was Epic Thrift Store, and they were selling certificates to the store. Basically the certificate was worth $20.00 and if someone wanted to buy one, they were $7.00. You just take the certificate in and use it just like you would as cash. I decided to buy a certificate and check out the store so I paid the radio show the $7.00.
Upon pulling up to the store, I noticed the window had painted words stating everything was 30% off in store on Friday and 50% off on Saturday for Easter. Since it was Friday, I was excited.
Upon entering the store, I will happily admit that I was impressed. Everything was color coordinated. I immediately went to the children's clothing section. I started looking through the racks to see what all they had.
I looked in the children's jeans, which I was specifically on the look out for Bug. I swear that child grows out of everything so fast. They had a great variety and the average pair of pants ran $4.00- $4.99, though I did see a few pairs for even less than that. (Add into account that 30 % off special for that day as well and it would have been even less.) So I checked out the racks to see what else they had.
I loved how organized the entire store was. I really liked the decent prices on clothing. I had been in Savers recently and noticed them charging $4.99 for children's shirts! Epic was nothing like that. Their children's shirts were typically priced in the $1-$3.00 range. Obviously the $3.00 shirt being really nice and not to mention Tony Hawk brand.
Although I absolutely loved the selection for clothing, I was not very impressed with their housewares, books or furniture. Then again I wasn't really on the hunt for those sections this weekend. I was a little shocked to see a wall hanging priced at $30.00 which didn't seem very reasonable or nice.
I ended up finding Jack (3) sturdy jackets, (one of which was, a thick, wind and water resistent jacket in great condition for $7 plus the 30% off so the total for it was $4.90!!!), a costume for him for Halloween (Transformer's BumbleBee) for $3 plus the discout, 2 pairs of pants for Bug, some shirts, and a few other things. In all, my total was $22.00 including the 30 % discount. Since I had my certificate, I handed that over and paid $2.00. So my total was $9.00 out of pocket for all those items!!!
(I wish my camera was working so I could take pictures of the items.)
As a result of their 50 % off deal on Saturday, I decided to go back that morning on a whim to get some more clothing for my kids. My kids are sporadic with their sizing and fitting clothing. For a long time they can stay in one size and the next minute it seems they keep growing and growing. I swear I can never win. ;)
I ended up walking out with about 10 pairs of nice jeans for Bug (some of which were larger sizes for her to grow into since I never know how long she will stay in a size of clothing), a bunch of nice shirts for Jack in a size or two bigger than he is in now (some of which included Tony Hawk, Transformers, Spider Man, Cars, and various other logos/brands), 4 shirts for Bug, a jacket for Bug, a really nice dress for Bug for Christmastime, and a couple other things. I walked out with 5 or 6 bags full of clothes. My total was about $54.00!
In conclusion I highly suggest checking this store out to anyone looking for a hip, reasonably priced, organized, color coordinated thrift store! I know I will be going back there for future shopping.