Last Week in Thrift - Dec 5, 2016

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Who knew one of the world's biggest fashionista's got her start in thrift? Are we really that surprised? That and how to get designer clothes on the cheap, some dos and don'ts as it pertains to thrift, and a great story showing what your purchase at an MCC Thrift Shop contributes to in Syria.

Sarah Jessica Parker relied on thrift stores

Nov 30, 2016 | The Hamilton Spectator

The 51-year-old actress - who has son James Wilkie, 14, and daughters Loretta and Tabitha, seven, with husband Matthew Broderick - always sought fashion inspiration from the people she saw in the street, but because money was tight, she visited second hand shops to pick up new items cheaply.

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Thrift Me Up: How to Get Designer Clothes on the Cheap at Secondhand Stores

Nov 29, 2016 | Inside Edition

“One of the things I’ve done for years — take some of your magazines, tear out some of the things you think you like,” she said. “We're literally talking about the No. 1 trend here. From Kendall Jenner to Jessica Chastain, every 'it' girl is wearing velvet.”

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Learn to Wreck the Racks at Local Thrift Stores


I've never been one to spend a lot of money on things I know I'll eventually lose. That's why, when I had to dress nicely for press conferences and presentations in college, I truly dove into the world of secondhand shopping.

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Thrift Store dos and don'ts

Nov 28, 2016 | Canstar Community News

I visited the store recently. It is well-lit and wonderfully organized. Ornaments, stockings, knick-knacks, cookie tins, dishes, wreaths, greenery, lights — all with the Christmas theme — are in plentiful supply.

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Thrift Stores offer way to shop local, save money

Nov 24, 2016 | East Valley Tribune

Thrift stores offer more to consumers than just shopping locally. They offer clothing and various items at discounted prices, along with an easy way of getting rid of that “clutter closet.”

Thrift stores rely heavily on donations for sustainability. Some only take clothing, while others will take food, clothing and other items.

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Thrift Making a Difference

Your purchase is a gift to the world. Here's how shopping at MCC Thrift Shops makes a difference through programs offered by MCC.

MCC, Syrian partners celebrate 25 years of service

Nov 25, 2016 | MCC

MCC's long involvement in Syria, a country at peace until six years ago, has led MCC into its single biggest crisis response in its near 100-year history. Since the war began, MCC has provided more than $41 million in humanitarian relief to those most in need in Syria, Iraq and their neighbouring countries of Lebanon and Jordan.

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MCC photo/Doreen Martens

MCC staff gave a quilt commemorating 25 years of working with the Syriac Orthodox Church to Archbishop Matta Al Khoury, left, and His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Ephrem II, patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All the East, during an anniversary celebration held Nov. 12. MCC staff, from left, are Doug Enns, MCC Lebanon and Syria representative; Amela Puljek-Shank, MCC area director for Europe and the Middle East; and Naomi Enns, MCC Lebanon and Syria representative.

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