Feel very lucky to be sitting up here in Vancouver, BC, Canada! Our thrift stores are still pretty low-key with pricing with the exception of the two big ones. Value Vintage (hit them on 50% off day) for $5 Dack's and D&C, and Salvation Army (take in donation and get 20% off coupon) for $30 Gucci & Escada.
The church and SPCA thrifts can still be negotiated with at the counter. My lady and I love thrifting and have started making some decent $ off of it online and with local contacts. She grabbed a vintage Versace blazer - early 80's - for $8.99Cdn. and others that I am sworn to secrecy on!
With Vancouver being so international and generous in nature, good ladies and men drop-off weekly and we reap the rewards!
Wishing everyone the best with their treasure hunting this Xmas season!
V & H