For Christmas I received $50 cash, so my plan was to visit some second-hand stores and see how far I could go with it. I shall call it my “50 Dollar Quest” mini-series and it will span into multiple posts until my money has been spent. 

Store #1: Treasures of the Heart, Conway, SC – $5 spent

Store #2: Recycled Rooster, Conway, SC – $18 spent

Store #3: Moozie’s Closet, Myrtle Beach, SC – [UPDATE – Moozie’s Closet CLOSED February 17, 2012. The owners cited that they were starting a new chapter in their lives and we wish them all the best as Moozie’s Closet will be forever missed!]

Moozie's Closet

The third store was one that I had visited many times before, Moozie’s Closet, in Myrtle Beach. Here is my previous blog post on Moozie’s Closet. With my remaining $27, I entered Moozie’s with a mission to spend the rest. Even though I had been there just a couple weeks before, they apparently added more items to the racks. Bonus. The entire store was also having a 50% off sale on any second-hand item. Bonus, again.

I started at the purses, but didn’t see anything particularly for my taste. I moved to the dresses, hoping to spot that zebra print dress. If you read my December 29, 2011 Moozie’s Closet post, I mention this dress, but unfortunately, I could not find the zebra print dress on the rack! I bet Mr. Style Guy didn’t approve that sale. Next, I checked out the tops and grabbed a floral blouse, that didn’t look too terrible. Then, I moved on to the pants, which is a new area for me in second-hand stores. Nine times out of 10 I do not have any luck with pants. On to the dressing room.

Let me describe the dressing room at Moozie’s Closet, one is a restroom, but the other is a fancy personal room, fit for a princess. The lighting is displayed by a chandelier, the room is a medium pink, rugs are laid on the floor and the bench is decorated with pillows. There is also a unique piece of repurposed art on the wall. No matter what you try on, you feel like you are meant to be there because it is comfortable. An inviting, personal dressing room really compliments your experience.

Dressing room at Moozie's, looks better in person.

I ended up with a pair of black pants, a floral blouse and a black sweater from LOFT for a total of $22. Now I have $5 left, so I think I will visit one more store!

If you go: Moozie’s Closet – 2701 North Kings Hwy, Myrtle Beach, SC – 843-626-3000 – Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10-5:30pm and Saturday, 10-5:00pm

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Originally from Virginia, Jennifer C. Sellers is passionate about sustainability and conservation in South Carolina and throughout the world. She earned her BA in English from Coastal Carolina University and her MAS in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. She is a university sustainability coordinator that implements programs and teaches people about going green and being sustainable. Follow her on Twitter @MyGreenGlasses

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  1. Karen on January 23, 2012

    So jealous I wasn’t on this trip! Love following your hunt to spend $50. Maybe I’ll have to start my own challenge….

  2. Pingback: My Green Glasses » $50 Quest: Goodwill 27 Jan, 2012

    […] the second store was Recycled Rooster (spent $18), both in Conway, SC  and the third store was Moozie’s Closet (spent $22) in Myrtle Beach, […]

  3. Jennifer C. Sellers Author on January 27, 2012

    It was a spontaneous quest, but you would love this store! It’s one of my favorite!


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