It was around the time I reached for a 99-cent bag of assorted embroidery hoops that the avalanche happened. Before I could react, a pair of never-been-worn sandals, a charmingly ratty hardback copy of Arundhati Roy's The God of Small Things, a sack of assorted vintage fabrics, a braided leather purse and four avocado green rose-patterned plates came clattering to the ground. Glancing quickly over each shoulder, I abandoned my pile to snatch a cart--something I would recommend every avid deal-seeker do upon entering Re-Style, a new "department thrift store."
Opened two months ago by Northwest Animal Companions at Glenwood and Chinden, Re-Style is a 40,000-square-foot thrift Mecca that features an assortment of men's and women's clothing, furniture, housewares, books, shoes, toys and craft supplies. Proceeds from the thrift store go to benefit NAC, a nonprofit whose mission is "to provide foster care, low-cost spay and neuter and adoptions for homeless, abandoned and abused companion animals in a no-kill sanctuary setting."
So, go ahead. Fill that cart. It's a score-score situation.