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Originally Posted by Dirt View Post

Just to add to the complaints about certain chains of thrifts, one of the ones near me is on some next level bullshit. In their special "boutique" section of the store, they seriously have JC Penny store brand khakis and busted Izod pants marked at $19.99, NWT Kirkland plain button downs MSRP $29.99 marked for the low, low price of $24.99, 20+ year old Christian Dior ties and old BB ties with fucking stains and runs in the fabric at $10 all day. And the shit they keep under lock and key is a joke. 

I love seeing this. Im being serious. That means the store has no clue. The stores I find Kirkland and Donald Trump stuff marked up at are the stores I find Anderson & Sheppard for nothing.
post #34022 of 51274
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post


I love seeing this. Im being serious. That means the store has no clue. The stores I find Kirkland and Donald Trump stuff marked up at are the stores I find Anderson & Sheppard for nothing.

That's proved true for me a lot, as well. One of the stores I got a sweet Brioni jacket and NWOT BBBF jacket for under $8 also had 80's Men's Warehouse suits for $39.99.

 

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post #34023 of 51274
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Originally Posted by green_machine View Post

It's been a while since I posted but this post got me fired up and reminded of the crap that happened to me recently.

Last week I was in a smaller thrift store in a nice area and walked past the counter to see 10 pairs of Gucci, d&g, and Prada shoes all priced at $10. I asked about them and the manager/cashier told me that they were a customer's. Thinking I just missed an epic haul by a flipper, I walked by disappointed. I saw the "customer" in the back trying on clothes from the back room and running through the back door to the dressing room. I saw him browsing ebay listings. I asked the manager if I could look at the rack while the "customer" was still going back and forth. She then said that it's employees only. Then loudly made a remarks to the "customer" that his 10 pairs of shoes are crowding the register.

I wanted to call their corporate office to snitch but i refrained. I just left disappointed and empy handed.

I could care less about people getting hook ups or getting the jump on the new clothes but this is pretty extreme. Employees underpricing clothes to be then snatched up before they go out to the store. Adult/ mentally aware people too.

/endrant
This makes me mad just reading about it.

I really hope that most of the grail finds on this thread were actually found by going through the racks rather than through "connection"
post #34024 of 51274
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Originally Posted by silverwarebandit View Post

Come to Chicago, home of the $250 loafers at Salvation Army :/

In my town the main chains are Goodwill, Savers and Salvation Army. I don't even bother with Sally Ann because they almost never have anything worth buying (i.e., midmarket stuff in decent shape), and whether they do or not, anything decent and a lot that isn't will end up in "Sally's Attic" at near-new prices. My time is worth more than anything I and their pricers might miss.
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

A few Twin City Goodwills pays their processors extra to read up on high-end labels. Volunteers have told me they have lots of luxury/ fashion magazines in the breakroom, some focusing just on menswear( Esquire, GQ, Robb Report, etc). RLPL and Zegna get marked up regardless of age or item (ties, shirts, suits, everything). Explains how they learned even the most obscure labels like Common Projects and Patrick Ervell.

That is seriously bad news for most of us, but probably fairly intelligent on their part. It beats them (for their purposes, not ours) marking up low grade has been/never was mass market junk like PRL, CK, Tommy, Nautica, etc. Hoping other Goodwill components elsewhere don't pick up on that.
post #34026 of 51274
In the UK at least it's the stuff that everybody knows that gets marked up the most, but even then, the markups aren't massive. If a suit is £10 normally, then the brand they recognise will be £20. But it will be Canali or Chester Barrie at £10 and Boss or YSL at £20 because everybody knows who Boss and YSL are.
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Originally Posted by Nickd View Post

In the UK at least it's the stuff that everybody knows that gets marked up the most, but even then, the markups aren't massive. If a suit is £10 normally, then the brand they recognise will be £20. But it will be Canali or Chester Barrie at £10 and Boss or YSL at £20 because everybody knows who Boss and YSL are.

 

You should come to my local Oxfam. They don't care about brands :) Longchamp bag for £2, Chester Barrie suits for £5 and most ties for 50p including Lanvin, BB, D&G etc... and all PRL Polo shirts are £1.50. :slayer:

post #34028 of 51274
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

This weeks stuff. Don't even think of taking the Lichtenstein suit from me.

 

Dude, this is boss as fuck. I want this. 

 

Rolo worthy?

post #34029 of 51274
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Originally Posted by Purplelabel View Post

Dude, this is boss as fuck. I want this. 

Rolo worthy?

Sure thing.
post #34030 of 51274
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

If anybody feels like taking a road trip...

Damn. 5 Hour drive is just too long for me without knowing what they have and true prices. Too many times there's like 1 or 2 pieces at the good prices and everything else is $$$

post #34031 of 51274
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Prices have been steadily rising, and stores are getting nasty sketchy. Hit a quick stop today and the place has a back room where the employees sort and price items. One guy was straight up surfing ebay while holding a pair of women's shoes. Like bruh, this is a thrift shop - go fuck yourself with that shit.

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Originally Posted by green_machine View Post

It's been a while since I posted but this post got me fired up and reminded of the crap that happened to me recently.

Last week I was in a smaller thrift store in a nice area and walked past the counter to see 10 pairs of Gucci, d&g, and Prada shoes all priced at $10. I asked about them and the manager/cashier told me that they were a customer's. Thinking I just missed an epic haul by a flipper, I walked by disappointed. I saw the "customer" in the back trying on clothes from the back room and running through the back door to the dressing room. I saw him browsing ebay listings. I asked the manager if I could look at the rack while the "customer" was still going back and forth. She then said that it's employees only. Then loudly made a remarks to the "customer" that his 10 pairs of shoes are crowding the register.

I wanted to call their corporate office to snitch but i refrained. I just left disappointed and empy handed.

I could care less about people getting hook ups or getting the jump on the new clothes but this is pretty extreme. Employees underpricing clothes to be then snatched up before they go out to the store. Adult/ mentally aware people too.

/endrant

Yea, reminds me of the other week when I brought a Brioni suit up to the counter of one of my favorite spots and the woman at the register told me that it never should have made it out to the floor and instead gone straight to eBay. ffffuuuu.gifffffuuuu.gif That being said.......
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

I love seeing this. Im being serious. That means the store has no clue. The stores I find Kirkland and Donald Trump stuff marked up at are the stores I find Anderson & Sheppard for nothing.
This.
post #34032 of 51274

The first time I ever set foot into one of my now favorite shops they said "We put all of the good stuff on ebay" After that trip didnt yield anything, I wrote it off fr a long while. Now I realize that they dont know much, and I find super great stuff there. Their ebay store is full of NWT Izod, and a couple bobbie grahams. 

post #34033 of 51274
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Originally Posted by Spruce Moose View Post

Damn. 5 Hour drive is just too long for me without knowing what they have and true prices. Too many times there's like 1 or 2 pieces at the good prices and everything else is $$$

Found out that most of the items will be in sample sizes, which means roughly 40R. Won't be making the trip after all.
post #34034 of 51274
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

Found out that most of the items will be in sample sizes, which means roughly 40R. Won't be making the trip after all.

It hurts to hear that! Samuelsohn in my size at super discount
post #34035 of 51274
Is there a name for this fabric/pattern? I picked up a new unhemmed Calvin Klein Collection suit last night from a consignment store.

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