If you saw the Link-O-Rama about a month ago, you know I’m a big fan of the Thrifter’s Anonymous YouTube channel. The sharp dressed duo of Shana and Edwina cracks me up: they say stuff out loud that I think every time I’m in a thrift store. So I stalked them on my recent visit to Las Vegas.
Or rather, I stalked the stores they shop.
Before my visit to the JW Marriott Las Vegas for the Bloggers at Midlife conference, I looked at a couple of videos to determine store names. Then I looked at Google Maps to see where those stores are in relation to the hotel.
And Holy Moly!
Most of the thrift stores were less than ten miles from the hotel. I searched for nearby consignment stores, and knew I was going to have a good time. With the addition of a new found friend, and a delicious lunch, I most definitely did have a great time and found cute clothes, too.
Fashion 4 Change
The first store we visited was Fashion 4 Change at 8320 West Sahara Avenue. This store has high end labels and was meticulously organized. Opera serenaded us as we looked through racks. And while there were plenty of beautiful things – and some at affordable prices- not a single one begged to come home. The sushi restaurant next door is also excellent.
Just up the street at Trading Labels, I hit my stride and found two pieces quickly: a polka dot Betsy Johnson dress and an intriguing top from Fate. And I loved the hooks in the dressing room labeled as absolutely and hmm; I do that all the time! Trading Labels is at 8540 West Sahara; it’s walking distance from Fashion 4 Change.
Dinosours and Roses
This is a different kind of thrifting/consignment store and well worth a stop if you’re in the area and looking for home decor. Dinosaurs and Roses Boutique at Tivoli Village is a gem of a store tucked away on the second floor. It’s got discounted, high-end items for the home: mirrors, lamps, pictures, and more. If you’re decorating your home and live in Las Vegas, stop by!
Deja Blue Boutique by Goodwill
And here is where stalking Thrifters Anonymous got real. It was not only Deja Blue, but also deja vu. I’d seen the three-part video the duo filmed here, and I swear I thought I saw Edwina and Shana lurking around every rack. Deja Blue Boutique is at 10300 West Charleston Boulevard.
Deja Blue Boutique is a relatively new concept introduced by Goodwill Industries featuring high end, brand name clothing, shoes, accessories, home decor and more. I spied a Calvin Klein animal print blazer for $22.00. I bought a like new, long, black skirt by White House Black Market for $14.99, and silky royal blue and black short-sleeve top for $9.99.
I tried to get good pictures of the inside of DejaBlue Boutiqe but too excited to hold my phone steady – most of the pictures were blurry. Except this one of me in front of the dressing rooms. Because there were some shenanigans (ie, silly and high-spirited behavior) happening near the dressing rooms in the videos below.
You, too, can enjoy the shenanigans with Thrifters Anonymous in these three videos. They’re on a mission to find outfits for their friend Leslie to wear at a red carpet event in Las Vegas. And they do succeed.
Part 1 (The Hunt & Weeding – 33 minutes)
Part 2 (Dressing Room – 36 minutes)
Part 3 (Wedding – 12 minutes)
While I didn’t meet up with the ladies from Thrifters Anonymous, I had a blast visiting stores that I know they’ve been into – maybe next time we’ll run into one another!