No harm done. It's just a frequent topic of discussion and you can see some interesting perspectives if you search the forum.
The official thrift/discount store bragging thread - Page 3915
Top Row left to right:
AE in my size
Vintage Banana Republic Safari shirt
Maus and Hoffman
2nd Row L to R:
Oxxford Flat Front Trousers
PRL Made in Italy Flat Front (bad ass, my size look NWOT)
PRL Navy Blazer
PRL Pleated Trousers
NWT Canon Camera Bag perfect for my new camera
Saks Silk PS
PRL Blk Cord SC w/ patch pockets (my size)
PRL Navy SC
Canali blk pinstripe suit (pleated, dual vent)
Boss blk label slim fit shirt
Awesome Tweed w suede accents around the pocket flaps, etc.
NWOT Zegna shirts (my size)
Ben Silver tie
Woolrich heavy flannel - 60s? XL
Eton and Zegna shirts, both 17 43
Filson M (keeping)
J Press 15 32 oxford
Corneliani 54L (euro) herringbone
Polo wool sweater NWT
Nordstrom cap toes (keeping)
Also found a huuuge stack of 12" hip hop singles, notified a friend who was excited to take a whole lot of them home. Did buy this one:
Ha, looks like I did something wrong
I`ve been checking out the VV on bloor and the little vintage store near it. It`s the biggest VV I`ve been to but people tell me the Queen East location is better.
I picked up mostly pants at the bloor location, but I got:
two NWT Farah vintage pants, one in red and one in beige, $7 each (saw TNT in yorkville was selling them for $150!)
a bunch of NWT wesc pants in navy, black and a weird listerine green, $25 each, but I didn`t check the fit and they`re very slim
a billionaire boys tshirt (not sure if it`s real)
My fried friend got a few Ferragamo flats for less than $10 each at the Q.East location
Apparently winners can have some good finds as well, I`ve heard people finding Thom Browne and RLPL there. The only thing I`ve found there is GANT
I have better luck going to 50% off sales though, for boxing week I picked up:
at holts last call, APC new cures for $45, friend got some Michael Kors purse for $70 (apparently a steal). Saw some size 4-5 Thom Browne, apparently they will no longer carry it.
at urban I got brown sperry boat shoes for $30, toms for $10, APC madaras sweater, jacket and jeans for $35,50,25 and all of the Crate (made in LA) stuff was 50% off
at h&m, picked up the camel suit set today for more than 70% off!
but my goal is to find some Giani Versace items because I just love the prints
Sounds like you're on the right track then, minus the listerine-coloured pants for $25.
Just, we don't usually share locations of thrift shops publicly, as it's considered bad form by many to blow out other people's sweet spots.
By the way, I haven't been to the HLC since before Christmas, but if that Thom Browne is on sale, I'd buy it for a flip.
Oh, and a PSA to all you GTAers: The Harry Rosen outlet in Mississauga has some sweet steals right now, including a whole whack of Etro shirts for $20 each. In fact, here's a few (and one Gant x Basian):
Also grabbed a house brand made in Italy merino sweater for $35:
Only two thrift finds today, but they're pretty cool.
Eddie Bauer made in USA moleskins with leather trim on the pockets and a flap pocket (for ammo?). Available for cost + shipping to anyone who's a 40W, 30L as they were too awesome to pass.
And probably my second-ever non-clothing find. Maus I and II, unopened, still got the $40 price tag on it.
I'm not drunk but this made me lol for real, too...I wish I can roll with a curvaceous female sensei/student/friend/classmate/fighter where I'll pull mount on her and then she will pull guard on me and maybe I'll try hard enough, she'll put me in a triangle... ...and yes, that's my strategy. I've clearly thought this through...
Here are the finds from today's quick drop in at my local shop. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
E.G. Cappelli Napoli 7 fold tie.
E. Marinella Napoli tie
Kiton 7 fold
Wesc selvedge and Trafalgar belt for myself
And these I never seen before so I grabbed and hoped for the best.
Sutor Mantellassi Chocolate loafers. New no box tagged 8.5 not sure if US or EU.
Just checked, and yes they are. And that Thom Browne shirt is quite possibly the most awesome thing I could never picture a straight man wearing.
I picked up two kiton ties from there yesterday. One is untagged, but one of the very recent super thin cashmere ties. Absurd.
I saw the WESC stuff, was debating picking it all up when it goes on sale. Think I'm deciding against it.
Well the Thrifting Gods have not been the nicest to me on my last few trips -
Again today, only 1 find... and it's too big!
Holt Renfrew Dark Navy Overcoat in 44L - 50% Wool 50% Cashmere. (Available)
It has tags that are Made in England - does anyone know anything more about who makes the coats for them?
Here it is:
It looks fantastic and is in great shape - I WISH it was a 40L, even a 42L i could struggle to pull of if it was thinner, but this doesn't work.
It is available for Trade if someone has something to offer - if not, it will go to my Dad as a gift.
Thanks for any info on this people! Happy Thrifting!
First thrift post, pics coming soon (as soon as theres another day with sun around here).
Recent Zegna Su Misura 15 mil 15 SC, size 42
1970's YSL made in France pinstripe 3-piece (either a 34 or a 36, can't find the size tag)
NWT Rag & Bone handmade shawl-collar sweater, size M and L
NWOT vintage Pendleton wool shirt, size S
Recent Burberry London navy SC with logo engraved buttons, size 48
Current label BB zip-up Italian fabric jacket, size M (keeping)
Ridicuous recent Fred Perry polo, size L (keeping)
Recent Brioni tie (keeping)
Sheesh. This post took me back -- and took quite some time to go through, even skipping (hundreds of) pages here and there. My thrifting for fun and profit goes from finding a pair of Air Jordan 1s at a Delaware Goodwill around '90 (they were two sizes too big and I wore them anyway) to an orange Schott Perfecto I picked up at a Long Island Goodwill a year or so back (my size and $19.99, but, um, yeah, orange motorcycle jackets) that was an easy flip. And my tie rack is probably equal parts thrift and Marshalls. Least now I know there's a place to share.
Dior Homme at a thrift store and Tellasons for less than $15 -- man. And all the Aldens! Not likely I'm gonna find those things here in NYC, but I still hold out hope on Long Island trips.
Cheers, thank you, and happy New Years to all.
Normally, I visit the thrifts on the way to school in the morning. But, I'm not in school and I'm still dropping by daily. During the school year, I usually walk out empty handed or with one or two things. This past week, daily visits, I've been spending on average $120 per day. It's incredible. Drowning in gently worn brooks brothers suits, Harris Tweeds and most recently a ton of Aldens (9-10 in E- EE). I've had to pass on french copper cookware and Denon amps because I can't carry them home (no car) I'm stocking up on inventory for the 'bay.
Since nearly everyone here has flipped an item at some time and more than a couple supplement their scholarships/education (like me, we all can't be Spoo) doing so, the big money question is will the fiscal cliff drive down sales on ebay as people save or will more people buy as they still seek luxury items but at a lower cost. For the economists in the room, how elastic (or inelastic) is the demand for second hand luxury goods? Might we make more money if we wait the cliff out?