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The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Page 3468
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I do....not telling...
I already got the good stuff....so don't bother.
Edited by capnwes - 11/1/12 at 12:26pm
Out of curiosity, how much time do you spend thrifting, and how many stores do you go to?
I probably spend 10-12 hours a week, and I might find 1-3 items during that same week. Sometimes, the thrift gods are smiling on me, and I might find a half-dozen items in a week - but 99% of what I see is crap. I have better luck at some consignment shops - I find better items, at 10x to 50x thrift pricing.
I do have a friend in LA who has superb luck - she finds Aquascutum or CdG or their equivalent every week. But that's LA, where the stores receive 1000+ items every day, and she goes to a half dozen stores at least once a week, sometimes more frequently.
In other words, you are probably already shopping at the "good thrift shops."
Here you go http://lmgtfy.com/
Found some RG shirts, Cuccinelli Shirt, New 517 Levi's for 6 bucks,banana republic ankle boots Black (sz 10M). Also to all the Hermes ties collectors I got a sweet 7009 TA (belt design) tie. There is a small dark circle stain on the front, Been wanting to make more deals with posters here, If anyone is interested this is it. I have no use for it anymore. (super cheap).
Also, does anyone collect TB Stitched hawaiian shirts? I know they are very collectible. Came across this beaut. (available)
EDIT: Size Medium
Hugo Boss Pics.........
This is far higher quality than any Boss I have ever seen.
- Fully canvassed
- Great Fabric (angora, cashmere, wool)
The label just does not look Hugo Boss to me. How come it is in three quality leagues above the Hugo Boss found in department stores?
I am erring towards considering that this is a separate brand. I cannot read the writing though - so any of you chaps that can read that font, let me know
Oh yes - from the tag, name the suit maker? Tag does not look like anything I am familiar with.
Would like some help ID'ing it just for curiosity sake.
Nice! I made the mistake of leaving one of these behind last year. I also came across a shirt earlier this year that stayed because the stripes and color combo was too Graham/Bugatchi.
One of my favorite things about thrift stores is seeing the brands that they decide are worth more than others. Usually its a lot of low to mid level stuff like Club Monaco or Gap which the person who does the pricing obviously views as being worth a lot more.
I see ridiculously marked up Burberry items in thrift shops all the time, including really old Burberrys branded items. A few weeks ago I saw an old Burberrys branded women's lined trench coat for $125. I don't know who would buy that, even when they have a 50% off sale.
short sleeve Burberry shirt= $49.99
I wonder how long that'll sit there.
I also wonder how long it'll be before they have to start hiring Loss Prevention and start spending a shitload of money to combat theft. This sort of pricing can only attract thieves and trust me, Thrift Stores are such an easy target.