If you haven’t checked out the Thrifty Chicks blog yet, I highly recommend it. And if you need extra motivation, they’re giving away awesome thrift store finds this week. To enter the drawing for a really cool bracelet, all you have to do is pledge to wear an item from a thrift store and leave a comment. Since just about my entire wardrobe is thrifted, it’s an easy one for me to enter. I love the Thrifty Chicks and the message they’re spreading. They’re stylish and classy and big-time thrifters, out to spread the word about thrift stores. I once showed up at a gathering of girlfriends wearing a marmot vest that I had found at Goodwill. A friend who is a dedicated Nordstroms shopper commented on how cool it was, and when I told her where I got it, she said that she didn’t think that they had stuff like that at thrift stores. I think this is a commonly held view among people who haven’t been to a thrift store in the last ten years or so. I remember some pretty ratty thrift stores from my childhood (and I loved every ratty inch of them, because you never knew when a treasure would be unearthed). These days they look and feel much more like a regular retail store, except for the price tags. So if you’re still not on board with the thrift store thing, I urge you to head over to the Thrifty Chicks site and get inspired.