Originally posted by Mayhaw Man
Originally posted by goldsborscht
When visiting New Orleans, I hit upon some great thrift stores heading toward the minor league stadium in Metairie (sp?). I got a South Alabama baseball tee shirt, a Pirates tee shirt with coach written on the back, a Bimbo's bread sign, and a New Orleans Saints belt buckle, all in one store! All mint. I wish I remember the name of the place. It was pink. Oh, Mayhaw?
I missed your pleading in this message the first time around. I hate to see a thrifty shopper beg
. There are a series of thrift shops on Jefferson Hwy, all basically within ten blocks of each other. St. Vincent de Pauls, the Salvation Army, The Bridge House, and the Junior league all have them there. The Bridge House Store is Pink.
If you like that Saints Belt Buckle, I feel pretty sure that after the Saints get through getting stomped by Manning and Co. tonight on ESPN you will be able to find some serious bargains on Saints regalia (including clothing with entire sets of soon to be unused season tickets).
My theory on Thrift Shops is thus....the quality and number of thrift shops in a given area is directly proportional to the difference in income between the upper crust and the lower class.
New Orleans is a great thrift shopping mecca because we have a fairly large percentage of rich people(generally old money) and a huge population of poverty level citizens. We do not have a large middle class. Therefore, great thrift shops. I noticed the same thing in Dublin, Ireland. That place has got some of the best charity shopping (as it is called there) in the world. If you are looking for bargains in wool and leather, Dublin is the spot.
And Elise, up on Magazine St (above Louisiana Ave) you will find some amazing bargain shopping in the old, slightly worn cool, kinda antique, popular culture item category.
And to get back on topic, while bargain shopping out on Jefferson Hwy you can pull into Ted's Frostop. This place has great burgers, breakfast 24 hrs, and a really nice 50's feel to it (which is how long it has been there, since the days when this was the route out of town to Baton Rouge)
There, now I won't get anymore nasty little messages in my email telling me to straighten up and fly on topic.