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    Ok Iím going to put myself out there because Iím here to help others with advice, at the risk of embarrassment myself.
    Yes, I am a professional and yes I have a full time job but I still have to cut corners.
    I buy many of my professional attire and even evening gowns at Value Village.
    They look (and some are) brand spanking new.
    The best part is when you clean out your closet, you receive discount cards (ie 20%off) whenever you drop a bag off!
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    Some store locations have a better mix of work/office/professional clothing than other locations. I highly recommend the Upper Middle store in Burlington, ON for office jackets. The Fairview Street store in Burlington might not be as good for office attire.

    I once heard from a City employee that she got many of her outfits at VV to have more options and to save money. Since that she had lots of meetings and events, the clothing gave her wardrobe more mileage.

    I personally scored a Banana Republic notched lapel jacket that I love in a size smaller than I usually wear. Since the jacket's condition looked new, I was not passing it up on the 50% off clothing sale day. I have not seen the same jacket at my own town's store in Ancaster. Burlington and Waterdown stores seem to have some branded clothing from more stores than Hamilton VV stores. My first Simons Twik top came from the Fairview St. store (it was $1-love it!). I find that smaller sizes in pants and skirts seem to have the more contemporary looks. Larger sizes are mostly grey/black and sometimes navy. Rare to find a print or plaid I could wear in my size.

    When my budget permits, I will purchase an evening wear garment with enough bling or fabric to alter into something I'd like to wear. Not ready to unpick stitches just yet!
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    I never seem to have any luck in these stores with clothes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barbis9 View Post
    I never seem to have any luck in these stores with clothes.
    I find it necessary to check my local store about every week on non-sale days to see if new or different stock has come in. It can be funny seeing a series of similar tops or pants come in-that means they came from the same person or estate donation.
    Sale day finds are really based on chance;sometimes going in the day before a 50% off sale causes me to spot a top or item I really want-if I have the cash to buy at retail, I do. If I can only afford the 50% off price, I try to come on Sunday 30min before store opening and queue up and hope item was not nabbed by a cart shopper on Saturday night (some shoppers do fill carts on Saturdays like that).

    I like going to Burlington stores (on the Mondays of the sales) for more brand variety and sizes. Stoney Creek store tends to favour small and medium sizes-large size items are really random. Not a fan of the Upper Wentworth Hamilton store. I have only been once to Waterdown-newer styles but sizes favour the small and medium sized women.

    Last night, I saw a purple t-shirt in men's that I'd like for summer. Will wait and see if I can buy it before the next sale.
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    Nice post.

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    i went to donate a bag of clothes...was told i needed 3 bags to get 1 stamp...this happened at 2 locations. so now i donate to salvation army, they give u a $10- off coupon when u spend over $25

    VV prices are crazy & electronics never seem to have the correct plugs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Evans View Post
    i went to donate a bag of clothes...was told i needed 3 bags to get 1 stamp...this happened at 2 locations. so now i donate to salvation army, they give u a $10- off coupon when u spend over $25

    VV prices are crazy & electronics never seem to have the correct plugs!
    By bags, do the stores mean their Value Village sized ones or grocery bags?
    Sorry to read of the hassle given to your donations! There are boxes around town plus like you said, other thrift stores to contribute to.
    Chain did start charging for plastic bags recently-this will be interesting for Halloween costume sales esp. if there accessories going with the main costumes.

    I did manage to get several tops at the last 50% off sale on Aug. 13 (missed the preview day as my cold was still trouble).
    Where is the snack food buffet?

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    I love VV. I got several outfits to take on my vacation. They are all light and easy to pack. I usually go there first whenever I need something. Goodwill stores are nice too. They even organize clothing by colour as well as size.
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