Resale Shop Hop Mini-Road Trip

It's a Resale Shop Hop!
My love of clothing far exceeds my budget, so frequent thrifting puts things back in balance. I'm always looking for new places to go treasure hunting, so I embarked on St. Louis' first Resale Shop Hop, Here's how it works: a $5 coupon book gives you discounts at 9 different resale stores in St. Louis. You can buy the book, or passport, at any participating store. You get a stamp each time you visit a shop. If you collect stamps at all 9 stores, hand in your passport at your last stop and get entered to win a $20 gift card to all participating stores. Thanks to Rung & Sprung Boutique, Ruby and I excitedly grabbed our passport for a mini-road trip to the following shops:

Ditto Family Resale
Ditto's tagline is "A shopping experience worth repeating," and it's definitely true. The store has a really great mix of all types of merchandise like toys, furniture, jewelry, shoes, and clothes. I spent most of my time keeping Ruby from attempting to bring home everything in the children's toy section. (The miniature Doc McStuffins for 50 cents was acceptable.) A cool thing about Ditto is that 90% of profits go to providing tuition remission for elementary students in some local schools. I'm happy my purchases went to such a great cause!
Ditto is located at 10027 Manchester Road St. Louis, MO 63122
Get The Word Out
Next up was another store I wasn't familiar with, Get The Word Out. On a mission to help orphans and women in Kenya, GTWO sells consignment, thrift, and global goods. This creates an eclectic mix of merchandise, like the antique toy stove that I almost bought for its cuteness. The abundance of adorable items for kids, like books, toys, and hair bows was simply too much temptation for Ruby to handle, so this visit was cut short. I managed to buy some cute flash cards before we scurried out to the car. I look forward to going back on my own to really take in all the items.
Get The Word Out is located at 10050 Manchester Rd. Glendale, MO 63122
Revive Thrift Shop
Our last stop was at Revive Thrift Shop. This store is unique because it aims to empower at-risk individuals through job and leadership programs. All proceeds go to Mission: St. Louis. We saw some beautiful pieces of furniture in the store, but I was looking for clothes. I spotted a Banana Republic shirt in Brian's size for a mere $7. Even better? Ruby picked out a few kids' books, and all books are free!
Revive Thrift Shop is located at 2202 Vandeventer Ave. St. Louis, MO 63110
You can read about my good times at participating store NCJW's The Resale Shop right here, and see some of my fun finds from Rung & Sprung in this post.

The other participating stores are Twice Blessed Resale Shop, Panache Plus, The Refind Room, and The Vintage Haberdashery. (One guess where my next stop will be.) I doubt you need encouragement to collect one-of-a-kind goodies at unbelievable prices, but in case you're on the fence, here are 10 great reasons to shop resale. The coupons are good until 3/7/15, so get hopping on that shopping! (Sorry, couldn't resist-I'm a bit of a dork despite this cool exterior. LOL) Let me know if you visit any of the stores - I'd love to hear your experiences.  


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