I love peruse secondhand shops and thrift stores, but mostly for household items and decor (my sister recently got china similar to my Kate Spade set for $14). Nothing beats sifting through racks for hidden treasures; unfortunately, I usually come up short on the clothing end. I'm probably not the best at treasure hunting because I usually have a set item in mind; more recently, I was determined to get a leather pencil skirt. Well, I didn't find one, but I did find a cream-colored, wool Christian Dior skirt that fit like a glove...for $5. Seems like an okay trade-off, no?