Regarding the quality of thrifting in KC, there is pretty good retail, although I'm not sure who sells Charvet, for example.
I'll try to post some pics tomorrow of the ties. In the meantime I picked up this old signed print of Mont St Michel, framed in Detroit long ago. I'm trying to decipher the artist's name, something like "Bornourzay." Not valuable, I'm sure, but I liked it, only $4.99.