I wanted to do a bit of thrifting here in California. I had been to the Goodwill Pasadena and The Salvation Army Pasadena and didn't find a single item. I decided to do a bit of research (#1 #2) before my next excursion and decided to go to Crossroads Trading Co. on Colorado Blvd. in Old Town Pasadena since it was close to me. I decided to go check it out and explore the area and pick up a few new items to put on the blog.
Ok, so this website was right in saying Crossroads Trading Co. is a lot like Buffalo Exchange. There are a few new items there, but it's mostly gently used clothing. It is higher priced than a traditional thrift store, but not as expensive (in my opinion) as Buffalo Exchange. I got a few pieces here and even liked a few more in the dressing rooms I chose not to buy (but took photos for you all nonetheless).
One thing I really liked about this place is that right when you walk in, there is a 'Staff Picks' rack. So the staff, who has to look at all the clothes when they come in, basically does all the digging for you and takes out the best pieces!
Check out my adventure below!
After purchasing the amazing dress and chambray, I went back out to Colorado Blvd. and went down to Sushi Stop. I'll admit, I was skeptical about this place, since the sign on it looks like it was changed from Game Stop, but when I saw that everything was $2.75, this budget conscious girl decided go get her sushi fix.
I had the salmon avocado roll which was DELICIOUS. spicy tuna roll - average, tuna sushi nigiri (a bit more 'Expensive' at $4 but worth it. And since I always ask for these cut in half so I can get a REASONABLE mouthful of rice and fish, I actually get 4 mini pieces instead of 2 huge ones), and a $2.75 happy hour Sapporo. Total bill came to $13.40 which is not bad at all!
I then headed down Colorado to go to Urban Outfitters. I was glad I did, because I've been feeling homesick recently and walking into the store made me feel JUST like I was at home shopping in Uptown Minneapolis. I wasn't planning on buying anything at Urban, but they were having my favorite thing of all time- 50% off all sale. So, I basically HAD to, right? I cruised the clearance racks for a bit and found three pieces I had to leave with. And then, $35 later, I decided I had to quit shopping!!! :) See the pieces below!
On the way back to the car from Urban, I got distracted by 'Lette, the most beautiful macaron shop. And, since I am a huge sucker for macarons, I promptly went inside to check it out. They have boxes of 2 or 6. And, of course I had to get 6 since i couldn't choose between their flavors. They were all delicious as you'd expect, but I think my favorites were the Earl Grey Tea and the Violet Cassis. At $11 for 6, it was definitely not in my budget, but I haven't had a real macaron since Laduree over a year ago so I felt like I deserved the treat!
Thanks for reading about my shopping experience in Old Town! If there's anything more you'd like to know please leave a comment below! :) Happy Shopping!