A Trip to Value Village…


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A few months ago, our friends over at Value Village were nice enough to send us a gift certificate to check out its store and document what we found. We were up for the challenge. What did we come up with? See below…

We went to the Value Village in Ballard around 15th and 85th. The store is pretty big, with about 60% women’s apparel, 20% men’s, and 20% books, home decor, or furniture.

Upon arrival we immediately split up and conquered the men’s and women’s section separately. We pulled out a TON of clothing options, but unfortunately had to narrow it down to about a quarter of that because of fit. Oh, the value of the hunt…

After a 1.5 hour trip, Travis walked away with 3 button up shirts, 2 t-shirts, 2 pairs of jeans, and a trench. Adria walked away with 2 pairs of pants, 2 skirts, 2 tops, and some candlesticks (whoops!).

All in all it was a fun experience. You definitely need to be in the mood for the hunt; and be prepared to nix a lot of cool finds because of fit (damn the 80s!). One of the areas that is huge and rarely leads to disappointment is the t-shirt section for both men and women. And to be honest, the home decor section was our favorite.

Here is how we styled our Value Village finds, starting with a retro camel sweater…

mens monochromatic camel outfit

mens green polo and blazer

Value Village polo and jeans, Goodwill tweed blazer

mens baseball tee

Value Village baseball tee and jeans, Air Jordan sneakers

Adria street style

fuschia blouse and plum jeans

Value Village blouse and denim

mens blazer and super man tee

mens super man tee

Value Village Superman t-shirt and jeans, Banana Republic blazer

paisley skirt

Value Village paisley skirt, J.Crew tank, Target sandals

London fog trench for men

mens london fog trench

close up of mens camel trench coat

Value Village trench and sweater, Banana Republic jeans and shirt, Cole Haan oxfords

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2 Comments on A Trip to Value Village…

  1. Maarten
    May 24, 2012 at 12:41 am (6 years ago)

    I simply love your photos. Man you are looking very stylish in these. I like all especially the first photo. Keep posting..:)

  2. emerald closet
    May 24, 2012 at 9:11 pm (6 years ago)

    Thanks Maarten!