Thrifting Coups

Announcing Our Brother Shop, Montem MaximusJan 07 2016

Or...husband shop, really.  He wanted to get into selling vintage, yet functional, outdoor gear.  Think stuff you need for hiking and camping, only cooler because it's vintage!  (And by the by, he is living proof that you can get your mans to like vintages!)

Why "Montem Maximus?"

Montem Maximus means "tall mountain" in Latin, but also happens to be the name of our ridiculous cat.  He did it mostly for the cat.  Check the shop out now!


Happy New Year!Jan 01 2016

Happy New Year everybody!  Our goal this year is to buy less, save money, the usual type of resolution - but it's probably more doable than most New Year's resolutions because most of what you might need can be found at thrift stores for next to nothing.  Overall, we're going to try not to buy anything new unless absolutely necessary.  We've extended that principle to the Etsy shop, head on over for some great deals on things that are not new!

Happy no new New Year everyone!


Holiday DressingDec 26 2015

Honestly, holiday dressing is pretty easy.  Pick red or green.  Add some sparkly.  Done.

Extra points, I suppose, if you have a grumpy Persian cat to squeeze.


In Defense of an All Vintage OutfitDec 21 2015

Wearing all vintage doesn't mean you have to look like you're wearing a costume.  Normally I would suggest mixing vintage in with modern pieces, but every now and then you can put a whole bunch of vintage pieces from various eras and still look modern.



Where to Thrift in the San Francisco Bay AreaDec 17 2015

Now, normally I would not be giving away my best thrifting resources - being my trade secrets and all.  I don't want to compete with you!  But in the spirit of the holidays I will let you in on some of my highest performing thrift stores in the Bay Area, specifically Silicon Valley because the rest of the Bay is just too picked over, but mostly because I don't live there anymore so I don’t care if you guys take all the good stuff.  You’re welcome!

Read on for my not-so-secret Silicon Valley gems.