Fly Shoes Thrifting

Mama’s 1st Pair of Louboutins!

November 22, 2011
Yes Ladies you read it right!  I am now the proud owner of these babies!

They retail for $795!

I am only the owner of these because of this beautiful lady!  Dee and I have been BFFs since I was 9!
I bet you are wondering what happened?  Here is the story:
My girl Dee that lives in the Chicago suburbs (pictured above) called me on weekday afternoon.
Dee: So happy I caught you!
Me: Whats wrong? 
Dee: I think I found you some Christian Louboutins!
Me:  Huh? 
Dee: I’m at a thrift store!  And there are some here!  I am going to send you a picture.
I get the picture, OMG could it be?  I call her back.
Dee:  I think they are legit! I can’t fit them, you want me to get em?
Me: Umm Yeah!
Guess who much she paid for them?????  $7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I am thinking, get out there with those shoes as fast as you can!  How could there be REAL Loubs at a thrift store?  I forward the pictures to my other BF that owns a few pair to check them out.  She says they look good!  I’m like YES!  So I patiently wait for Dee to ship them to me.  Here they are!  My second child!

Once I got them I knew they were real.  The soles are leather.  Who puts a leather sole on a fake shoe?  The inside of the shoe is a butter soft leather as well.  But how did they end up in a thrift store.  So I start to do my research.  I google “How to Spot a Fake”.  Everything checks out.  I still want it to be confirmed so I take them to the fabulous designer consignment shop for them to check out.  They don’t see any flaws.  We have a winner! Can you believe it?  I am just so happy they are classic shoes
Mister has been laughing at me shinning and cleaning these shoes.  I am still in disbelief!  I have the most amazing girlfriends in the world that think of me when they find something so amazing.  Love you Dee! Too small or big, I would have chopped off a toe or something to wear these. 
So ATL, when you see me out with my $7 Louboutins don’t hate : ) Just kidding, but really don’t! LOL. What is you most unbelievable thrift store find?

  • Mimi
    November 22, 2011 at 6:16 am

    I found a Christian Dior sweater for $5 in pristine condition.

    I am way jealous!

  • BlitzAndGlam
    November 22, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Wow! What a great find!!

  • Our Delightful Home
    November 22, 2011 at 11:51 am

    I am so happy for you!!!!!! Dee is the best 🙂

    ~Mrs. Delightful

  • Donna
    November 22, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    That is super awesome! Okay, I am green with envy on this steal!

  • Jill
    November 22, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    so jelly!! congrats girl, you deserve them. This sounds like it could be an episode of “fashion hunters”

  • Erica
    November 22, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    wwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa !!!!!!!!! Im already sippin my hater-ade….LOL …thats an awesome deal!

  • Lacy in the Sky with Diapers
    November 22, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    WHAT!?? Ah that gives me hope for all of my thrift store searching!!

  • Dr. Reginia
    November 22, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    I am way too jealous.

    Now this snag beats any Black Friday deal.

  • All Glam Things
    November 22, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    OMG! Im so jealous!!!) In a good way!…Gosh I want those~ stunning!!!! I hope you had a fabulous weekend. I’ve got a thanksgiving post where I share ideas on what to wear and how to decor. Love to hear what you think. Xo

  • Jenny
    November 22, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Are you freaking kidding me??!!! 7?!!!! That’s AWESOME!!!! (I’m totally going shopping with your friend Dee btw)lol

  • YUMMommy
    November 22, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    $7 is beyond a great steal on those!!!

  • Chicago Mom (Heather)
    November 22, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Holy cow! What a score! And they are beautiful!

  • Mrs. Collins
    November 22, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe you got those fabulous Loubs for $7, I’m so jelo!

  • Aisha G of HartlynKids
    November 22, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME! In life, I make it a point to never be jealous of anyone because that is a waste of energy – however, I will be jealous today LOL

  • Jocelyn
    November 22, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    UH-MAY-ZINGGGG!!!! Congrats on your new baby! Werk them shoes mama!!

  • Mama Violet
    November 22, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    I bow at the feet of Dee! I must get directions to this thrift store.

  • Cam | Bibs and Baubles
    November 22, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    what a great find! I love them. Rock em out!

  • Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers}
    November 22, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    I just got goosebumps. This is the best story ever! You lucky girl, I am so excited for you. Now I am off to stalk some thrift stores here!

  • Lipstick Diva
    November 22, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    wow so cool for 7 bucks!

  • kita
    November 22, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    7 bucks is a steal. Someone would have grabbed those fast thank God for great friends.

  • ASingleMothersJourney
    November 22, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I think everyone is jealous. This is unbelievable. What a great find! I love finding great treasures thrifting and you scored big.

  • Carsedra
    November 22, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    And I thought my Stuart Weitzmans I found at Goodwill were a BIG score, uhmmmmmm NOT!! These retail for more than the Stuart’s and you paid less than I did!!! I am sooooo jealous right now!!! (pouting) LOL!! 🙂

    Carsedra of:

  • Katrice L. Mines
    November 22, 2011 at 8:53 pm


  • Mello
    November 22, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I scored a cute salmon pink leather skirt for $5! It was 1 size too big, but bought it anyway. Tailor charged $45 to alter (whole skirt/not just the waist). It was soooo worth it 🙂

  • Looms, Lids, and Layers
    November 22, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    All I can say is you lucky chick!!!

  • Tee
    November 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    congrats boo. The cheapest I have ever found them at the thrift store were $10 a piece ..

  • shakiyla
    November 22, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Thats not a steal thats a miracle. Dang. You lucked up girl.


  • ohchicfancyhuh
    November 22, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    In the words of my mama “SHUT IT UP” that is awesome!

  • Monica J @ Sofamilyonline
    November 23, 2011 at 1:14 am

    Wow, they are hotttttt! You go Trina. I know you will be rocking those around ATL looking fab. Every lady needs a pair of Louboutins. Go Mama! Ladies love shoes, look at all the love you got. Only a woman could understand this excitement. Amazing! Thoese red bottoms give me chills.

  • debbielynne
    November 23, 2011 at 1:45 am

    I found a Prada bag for cheap (can’t remember the exact price, but less than $10) and Rachel Ray’s first cookbook from before she was famous for $1.00 and I turned around and sold it on ebay for well over $100! (Got both at Goodwill)

    Thrifting is SO FUN!

  • fshnonmymind
    November 23, 2011 at 2:21 am

    Umm, who in the heck would take those shoes to a thrift store!!??
    Congrats on such a fabulous find. I’m sure you will rock them well.
    My only big designer find was a Nanette Leporr sweater for about $2.

  • Alela Sirah
    November 23, 2011 at 7:19 am

    You know that was a once in a lifetime steal? Lol congratulations!

  • Jen @ A Touch of Lovely
    November 23, 2011 at 3:08 pm

    That is awesome! Without a doubt the BEST thrift store find I’ve heard of!!! Totally jealous!

  • Legally Chocolat
    November 23, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    So awesome!!!!

  • Rose's Daughter
    November 23, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    OMG! $7??? That’s the best thrift store haul ever!! I can never find deals like that for my sized 10 foot!

  • Jazmine Jade
    November 23, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    OMG Trina! Wow, this is the most amazing thrift find thus far! I can’t even believe how lucky!

  • Candyce Nicole
    November 23, 2011 at 4:51 pm

    That’s the BEST score ever!!!! WOW!

    You can get them authenticated on The Purse Forum, in the Louboutin subforum

    Those ladies are amazing and know their CL’s. Just post pics of the insole, the bottom of the shoes where the logo and size are located, and any other close-up shots you can provide.

    I’m so excited for you!!

  • Kandi-STYLE
    November 23, 2011 at 5:24 pm

    O.M.G. I have to agree with Shakiyla, it’s a miracle. A thanksgiving miracle,lol. So lucky, you owe your homegirl, big time!

  • Yakini @ThePrissyMommy
    November 25, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    OMG!!! That is HUGE!!!! I am soooo excited for you!!! And also super jealous!!! Hahahaha!

    My best thrift find was a vintage Chanel bag. I love it so much. I was so stunned to find it there, and when i saw it from across the room I practically sprinted over to it. Then i had to chuckle at myself, cuz nobody was even looking at it. I was amazed to find that.

    BUT that doesnt top a $7 pair of Louboutins. You lucky duck!! 🙂

  • Nikesha
    November 29, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    You lucky duck!!!! That is so awesome….shoes r very cute too. Ima start going in thrift stores! My mom always told me u can find cheap name brand items in “good” thrift stores. Your story is a perfect example…have fun with the CL’s 🙂

  • caramelnaps25
    December 10, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    What a steal and what a great best friend:) My bestie and I are the same way! Luckily we don’t wear the same sizes either or we’d be in trouble! lol

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