Ok girls... For months now, I've been going to a certain thrift shop in Chicago and finding the best deals on designer duds. Today, for example, I scored a vintage Burberry sweater vest for $7.00 and a black Kate Spade bag for $10.00. I'm reluctant to tell too many people where I shop since A) a lot of people turn their noses up at thrift shops, and B) I don't want too many other people there, getting to all the good stuff before I do! But, I thought I'd be nice and share the name of this shop with my fellow TPF-ers, just in case any of you happen to be in the Chicago area. The name of the shop is the "Brown Elephant," and there are actually 3 different locations in the Chicago area. The one I always go to is in Oak Park, off Austin & Harrison, in the arts district. I've found the best deals there! Ferragamo, Armani, Burberry, Chip & Pepper, 7FAM, Theory, etc. The other good one is the flagship store in Boystown, on North Halsted. That's where I scored my $6.00 Frye boots. The 3rd location is in Wicker Park, but the one time I went there, it was a huge mess and I didn't find anything. The best part -- the shop is owned by the Howard Brown Health Clinic, which offers free healthcare to disadvantaged Chicagoans, and all the proceeds from their thrift shops go toward AIDS research. So, by shopping there, I'm doing a good deed as well as getting some awesome deals! Happy thrifting!