Double Take-509 S. Coast Hwy 101-Encinitas, CA 92024-(760)479-2501
Double Take offers fashionable ladies consignment clothing. I was impressed with the selection of items- in particular the assortment of cute dresses. I tried on 3 dresses but didn’t end up buying anything. The fitting room was a bit of a peep show like experience though– with leopard print curtains that barely closed. Overall, the shop was clean and organized.
They had a good rack of “sale” items as well– jackets, tops and pants. The stuff was cute and wearable.
Ecotopiia– 543 S. Coast Hwy 101–Encinitas, CA 92024-(760)753-7420
One of my favorite stops in Encinitas this afternoon was the Ecotopiia store located at 543 S. Coast Hwy 101. I stopped in more out of curiosity than anything else– I was not planning to buy anything. To my surprise and delight I found hand painted greeting cards, soothing natural lotions and eco-friendly cleaning supplies. There is a station in the back of the store where you can actually refill your existing containers w/ product– this is awesome and earth-friendly! This store has a little bit of everything– cute fur-lined jackets, yoga pants, water bottles. They also had this little kit with fork/knife/spoon/chopsticks that would be great to carry around in a backpack for eating on the run.
A pleasant side note– the person who assisted me with my purchase was interesting and chatty.
The best thing I found– and purchased– was a set of Indra Chopsticks in a blue Hemp holder for $5.50.
I had a great time shopping in Encinitas this afternoon!
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…more on closet organization later….
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I found some fabulous Smartphone apps to help with thrift shopping!!
iLocate is a comprehensive searchable database for all the charity and thrift stores wherever you are with contact info,directions and more. View by list or by map for easy decision-making. One touch search– no typing. Call with the iPhone with one click. (negatives on this app– it does cost $1.99 and reviews were on the poor side)
The Find-Shopping By The Find— Scan barcodes. Find the best prices. Search for deals. Save money. This is an add-free app that is also totally free how awesome is that! Detects your location and identifies coupon codes and shipping deals available for each item. The app also synchs with The Find website so if you don’t want to use your phone you can always use your computer. Highlights stores you have “liked” on Facebook. (a free app with decent reviews)
ThriftBuddy— with the economy tight and people looking to save money this app is the ultimate tool for you to become a thrifty shopper. With 10,000+ locations listed in the United States it’s the most comprehensive collection of thrifty spots you can find. Looks up any of these locations by zip code, city or state. (a free app with outstanding reviews)