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Come Thrifting With Me: True Weave

· Not too fancy for me ·

October 4, 2017 10 Comments

TRUE is an acronym. It stands for Totally Recycled Urban Exchange.

When I worked in salon sales, I walked by this store often, but assumed it was a hipster boutique based on the sign and merchandise I saw on the outside rack. “Too fancy for me,” I thought. Thankfully, my friend, Mary, showed me otherwise. It IS hip. And it IS a boutique. But it’s a hip second-hand boutique and priced just right for me!

Merchandising
The merchandising game is strong at True Weave. It was the store’s sharp visual presence that fooled me into thinking it was out of my league. Outside the store, you’ll find a sale rack, cleverly displayed accessories, and tempting ensembles. Inside, the items are grouped by type and accented with chandeliers, creatively styled mannequins, and an armoire overflowing with shoes and scarves.


Selection
Although there were a few new items, most of the offerings are second-hand. The selection is mostly for adult women. The items are arranged in a boutique-y manner – not the simplest to shop, but stimulating to the eye. About half of the offerings are arranged by type and then size.



I did enjoy the “Staff Picks” and “Fabulous Finds” racks.



What stood out was the great number of shoes and PLUS SIZES! The number two barrier I hear from readers to thrift shopping is that there aren’t enough larger sizes represented. At True Weave, there are multiple racks dedicated to generous sizes.



Favorites
A few of my favorite items as I browsed:


Dressing Room
Let’s try on!


Spoiler: I loved everything except the khaki dress. Both the color and the fit were unflattering. I found myself belting it and considering dyeing it before realizing that was way too much work!


Pricing
The prices were reasonable, but not dirt cheap. The items I tried on (and purchased) were priced as follows:
Forever 21 pink sweater – $5.98
Old Navy striped dress – $6.98
XOXO pleather jacket – $14.98
DKNY Jeans velvet blazer – $7.98

I was not shopping on a sale day. The store does offer a discount to government employees (but not veterans/military) and often has sales. I signed up for the rewards program and now get texted coupons and sale alerts. The most recent sale was 50% off, store-wide on September 30th. If the prices put you off, wait for a sale, or visit one of the discount racks:


The selection at True Weave is clean, damage-free, and on-trend. The proceeds benefit programs and services that empower survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. I’ll be back for the next sale (Columbus Day? Halloween? Black Friday?) I hope to see you there, too!


I’ve worn all four of my True Weave purchases. You can read the full outfit post if you click on the image.


P.S. What do you think of the new “Come Thrifting with Me” format?

October 5, 2017

Kasmira Kit

10 Comments

  1. Tutti

    October 9, 2017

    I like this format! Where is TrueWeave?

    • Kasmira Kit

      October 9, 2017

      It is in Midtown Sacramento, CA. The address is 1900 K St.

  2. Kitty

    October 9, 2017

    This was a great post. I hope you do continue in this format.

    • Kasmira Kit

      October 10, 2017

      I’m glad you like it! The old format felt tedious to compose. I do need to include the address of the store in the future.

  3. ~J

    October 11, 2017

    Nice format! Always love the thrift post contents! They are making me a better thrifter!!

    • Kasmira Kit

      October 11, 2017

      Yay for a fellow thrifter!

  4. Helen

    October 12, 2017

    I like the new format and always enjoy looking at your new buys (and the rejects!). I’m always envious of your thrift store finds and the general abundance and variety in the American stores. Here in the UK we have many charity shops but the selection always feels limited and the quality often isn’t great; I resort to Ebay for secondhand buys, but I’d much prefer to be able to try the clothes on in advance to assess the fabric and fit.

    • Kasmira Kit

      October 12, 2017

      Sounds you need to visit the US with a spare suitcase! 😉

  5. lifewitherinmarie

    October 18, 2017

    Love it! I just texted my husband telling him I MUST go there! You had me at plus size. It can sometimes be hit or miss thrifting for plus size pieces…specifically for pieces that don’t look drab or Melissa McCarthy a la ‘Identify Thief’. lol. I also love donating to places that have a good cause behind them.

    I’ve been enjoying your blog since 2008, keep up the great work!

    • Kasmira Kit

      October 18, 2017

      Wonderful! I wish you good thrifting!

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