My second-hand shopping adventures have always been with a girlfriend and this time I took my husband’s cousin, Madison, for a girls day. We found the Sunshine Shoppe in downtown Chesterfield, a thrift store that raises money for the local Chesterfield County hospice.
I was genuinely surprised by what I found in Chesterfield and just wowed by the size of the store – it was huge and actually had departments, ladies, mens, childrens, juniors, shoes, etc.
This was probably the most fun and exciting store I had been in, so far. The atmosphere was lively with shoppers and the ladies at the front counter were “hollering” across the store for phone calls, screwdrivers, and coupons – yes, seriously! Everybody seemed to know everybody, but I even ran into my husband’s grandmother in there, so I snapped a photo. It was definitely not quiet.
The store offered adequate dressing rooms as well as some new clothing items and accessories. There seemed to be something for everyone, I don’t mean that to sounds cheesy.
The Sunshine Shoppe was running an amazing coupon deal, get 11 gently used clothing items for 20 cents each. No joke! First, I was thrilled that a second-hand store had coupons and second, 20 cents each? My girlfriend and I scoured the store for 2 hours to make sure we had 11 items. It was a lot harder then it seemed, maybe because I was famished or maybe because I didn’t feel like trying on things again. I managed to get a skirt, 2 button-down shirts, a tank top, pants, kid’s clothes for my daughter, and some sweaters. Anyhow, when they rang up my purchases, I was waiting for the “catch” – but there was none!
My lunch, a Whopper meal at Burger King cost $6.20, and my clothing purchase at the Sunshine Shoppe only cost $2.20! It doesn’t get any better than that!