Originally Posted by Nataku
Not really - if they take returns, why not? I do this quite a bit with stuff I pick up for my wife because even nice women's clothing is super tough to sell. I'd definitely take it back no matter what if you spent $40. That's a lot of money for a thrift find to begin with. I get really picky spending over $15 on a thrifted suit.
The thrift store in question offers a 7 day exchange. I was thinking of waiting a few days before taking the offending suit back; mainly to see if any other good stuff has arrived in the meantime. I did manage to pick up those Brioni trousers, a pair of Corneliani trousers (which are likely to be flipped) and a TM Lewin shirt from the same thrift store, so it wasn't all bad news. And, here in Australia, $40-$50 for a decent* suit is about right from a thrift store. It's almost impossible to find high end suits in thrift stores, and when you do they cost a motza. I saw a Hugo Boss in the same thrift store for $80; the funny part is that the fake Armani actually looks and feels a little nicer than the real(?) Boss! I know, HB is hardly high end, but Australians have been conditioned into believing it is the last word in high quality menswear.
Oh, and congrats on your sweet haul too. That Hamilton ...
(* in the Australian context, a 'decent' suit is one that's 100% wool and not made in China ... but it's still fused. Usually made in Australia or NZ, such as Studio Italia or Rembrandt ... I'm not sure what the US equivalent would be)