Everyone knows that famous dating profile quote “I like long walks on the beach”. But for "thrifting queen" and influencer Grace Rodgers, change the word beach to Goodwill. Grace is an avid thrifter and chronicles her thrift store finds and shopping tips on her Instagram page StyleandGracepreloved. Introduced to thrifting at a young age, Grace shops weekly at Goodwill and along with partner Nick, loves to hit Goodwill for their version of date night.
With Grace’s love of Goodwill, thrifting and with Valentines Day around the corner, we asked if we could tag along on one of their Goodwill date nights and we even challenged them to a thrift off- where they were tasked to put together a full outfit for only $20.
We followed Grace and Nick as they went on their date at our Beacon Heights Store in Calgary. Here’s a few tips and tricks Grace shared with us for a successful Thrift off and shopping trip:
At the end of the date, Grace and Nick had their final outfits ready. Grace found a gorgeous, green formal coat and paired it with booties. Nick went plumber chic with one-piece green coverall and accessorized with a Calgary flames snapback hat. After putting the vote out to our Instagram followers, Grace was determined the winner!
So next time you're looking for your next date night, jump in the car, challenge your partner to a thrift off and enjoy long walks through Goodwill, hand in hand.
Courtesy of Shannon Black
Goodwill Industries of Alberta Contributor