A to Z Challenge: Girl on a thrift-hunt

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G is for a Girl-on-a-thrift-hunt!

Yes, that’s me. I’m just an ordinary girl who’s on the look out for a good bargain. I descend upon the many thrift-shops and garage sales from time to time. I love it so much! Why? Because it saves me money on a whole lotta things.

Here are some of my finds:

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Noritake salad plates with a cheerful floral design.
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Villeroy & Boch Amapola quiche dish, for only $3.

 

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There are lots of thrift shops in Phnom Penh nowadays, especially those coming from Japan. Plus, Cambodia has a big expat community and there is always an organisation holding a garage sale as a fundraising activity for charity, or a leaving expat community. So there is really no shortage. It is not a surprise that young Cambodians have now developed a liking for secondhand clothings and are flocking the many thrift-shops around Phnom Penh.

I used to be a regular shopper, you know, buying stuff in a department store or a mall but after reading about ways of saving the environment (secondhand stuff do not come with excessive packaging anymore) plus, in this economic situation, garage sales, thrift shops and red tags are the best way to stretch your dollars.

How about you?

5 thoughts on “A to Z Challenge: Girl on a thrift-hunt

  1. I love going through garage sales, and finding some odds and ends for close to nothing. I have a few cute porcelain tea cups, with or without saucers, some tiny spoons… 🙂 even with some scratches (I just can’t stand chipped pieces!)

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