Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Unclaimed Baggage

Have you heard of unclaimed baggage before? apparently it was featured on oprah. we've been talking about going for a long time, and finally made time for it during our little vacation. It's a place that buys big lots of unclaimed baggage from airlines, then sells it. so like a thrift store, but with tons of nice stuff because instead of being the stuff people want to get rid of, it's the stuff they want to take on vacation.

we went with crystal and marc, of course. it is about two hours south of where we live, in alabama. notice the "trick" unclaimed baggage in the background. as if you would think it was in that old building instead of the huge nice new building across the street. nice try dude.

they have some of their best found treasures on display inside the entry way. this is a hoggle puppet from labyrinth! that has always been one of my favorite movies so it was pretty cool to see. they've also found lots of expensive jewelry and antiques and stuff like that. they have really good deals on digital cameras if you are looking for one.

examples of some of the fashions found there. they have quite a bit of designer stuff. like louboutin shoes for about a 3rd of the regular cost.

crystal and i have decided to be brave and try on anything that even kind of strikes our fancy. our motto for the day was "it doesn't hurt to try." it was very fun. crystal tried on those high heels and wore them all over the store. it was very glamorous.

our shared cart. look at all that awesome stuff! too bad most of it didn't fit me. but it was fun to try. i'm so sad that feather patternish dress was too small. there was all kinds of cool vintage and weird "international" stuff.

when we were ready to try on you could only take 5 things into the dressing room at a time! that put a bummer on our dress up montage dreams.

but we did get rooms right across from each other. here are some of the things we tried on.

sadly this didn't fit either of us. perfect space casual dress.

bought this of course. 6 dollars!

and this. and a cardigan for 1 dollar! and another dress. hmm, i thought it had more dress up photos.

crystal's yes stack. two dresses, a cute button up, a paul frank shirt for 1 dollar, and those sweet heels.

it was SO FUN. i want to go back again later in the summer. they had a HUGE selection of dresses in my size, which NEVER happens. sadly, travis and marc both came home empty handed. which is weird because they are both really into thrifting and shopping. just not their day i guess.


  1. I heard about that! Probably on Oprah when I lived with my friend who watches all those kinds of shows. I want to go!!! I would spend hours there. I spent hours at the thrift store every time I go. I make sure I only go if I have plenty of time, so I can look through EVERYTHING. That's how I find all the good stuff. I always thought people who were great thrifters were so amazing. Now I'm a thriftwhore too! =p

  2. I have gone here several times and was always super weirded out by the outfits they put on the mannequins. They are always terrible


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