Sunday, October 5, 2008

Thrifting for Halloween costumes on the West Bank of New Orleans


It's that time again! Yes, time to masque and what better way to spend a lazy Sunday than to thrift for that costume on the West bank......

Goodwill on Behrman Highway had a truckload of hats and ballgowns. The gowns were pretty spectacular but the prices were also really high. We recommend sticking to the combing the racks for unusual items that have been overlooked by the clerks. This shop is really a hit or miss event, requiring a constant presence there for quality finds. Your best bet there would be vintage children's clothes or shelling out for the sparkly gowns. Sometimes it's worth it.
Next we ventured over to unincorporated Jefferson Parish (home of the best Latin food in town) and Terry Parkway to find Thrift City. It was magic....

Thrift City was fully prepared for a haunting, with rack after rack of vintage mardi gras costumes, and the usual recycled kids costumes from Target and such.

You cant tell from the pics, but we found a rack of vintage satin gauchos with exquisite detail- rick rack ,pom poms, the whole shebang.All were priced under $5.00- you've got to check out what Thrift City has for Halloween.
Thrift City USA
601 Terry Pkwy, Ste 18, Gretna, LA 70056
Phone: (504) 363-0006
Open Sundays, just like the good old days...

3 comments:

Zarebski said...

Halloween is still four weeks away, but its not too early to start planning your Halloween costumes.

Lola Enchanted said...

What great shopping!!

Earl said...

Wow! Those are great finds right there. I miss the time when the whole family was still going out in costumes during Halloween. In these past three years, we've been staying in the house just giving away candy to kids who knock our doors. Yes, a guy my age misses trick-or-treating.

I remember one time we went out as KISS. Yes, we love old school! I'd wear one of my wife's styled New Born Free wigs. My sister would lend my wife one of her styled Sepia wigs so that we can all go out lookin' like rock stars! Those were the days...