Beautiful. How successful have you been (i.e. is this your 10th time there before you found anything)?
Well, I try to go to at least 2-4 thrift stores each weekend. There are 5 'locations' to go to in my city, and each 'location' has two thrift stores in a 3-mile vicinity, so it makes it more productive to go. It's become a hobby. I go with my girlfriend, she likes the vintage t-shirts. You'd be amazed at the number of people there who buy strictly to resell on ebay(their carts are loaded with all different styles and sizes). I pick up a few things for myself, and if I come across a nice piece in a different size I'll pick it up for ebay. For myself and to resell, I only get things that are in good shape. Sometimes I'll grab a shirt that has dirt stains on the collar/cuffs if it's a really good label, because I've perfected a technique that removes the stain 75% of the time. Here's a few things I've found: - Last-season Canali sport coat, my size - Burberry suits and sport coats - Hugo Boss suits and sport coats - Versace shirt - Several Armani shirts - Levi's Premium jeans - Watches (Longines, Citizen, Seiko, Swiss Army) - T&A shirts (I stupidly passed up a few last year before I knew how desirable they were) - Jhane Barnes shirt - Hugo Boss shirts - Agnes B. dress shirt There are many more that I can't recall at the moment. It's hit or miss, sometimes I'll come home with nothing, some times I'll come home with a lot of great designer items. Usually I'm able to find some mid-level shirts from Banana Republic or Express (still a good deal at $4 when they are in mint condition). I come across so many perfect-condition Polo RL, Kenneth Cole, Joseph Abboud, etc. shirts that it's not even funny. However, they tend not to fit well on me, and it's not really worth it to resell them. Also, is Cerutti a decent label? I ran across about 5 (very good conditon) at a thrift store this weekend, priced at $8 each. They were made in the US, not Italy. Are they decent?