F, why the Carmina's?! Gosh that sucks. And I felt bad when I lost a pair of gloves! I now realize to make sure everything lose-able or easily damageable should not be brought into a thrift shop. Which basically means, if it's something I'd worry about getting messed up in a bar or club (delicate fabrics) or in bad weather (nice shoes), I'm not going thrifting in that. Irritating, because who doesn't want to be as well-dressed as possible 24/7? heh.
Originally Posted by TheBurnOut Worst day of thrifting ever.
I popped into a GW on the way home last night, just for a quick look. The store was mostly junk and very crowded. A morbidly obese woman in a powerchair (one of those motorized scooters) ran into me. She nailed my right foot, putting a HUGE gouge in the toe of my favorite pair of shoes, my Carmina captoes. GODDAMMIT.
I left empty handed because everything was either junk or marked up to eBay prices.
Got in the car only to realize I had lost my newly acquired Georg Jenson tie bar.
Tough to resist paying retail, though, sometimes things will just never (or astronomically improbably) make it to thrift or heavy discount levels. I have made peace with the things I will not be able to acquire because of that fact (for now); e.g., G&G shoes. However, if you do find something great on the cheap, does that make it have any less value to you, especially if it is not easy to find at a comparable price? There are some things that have been lost or ruined that were inexpensive but highly valued, and I mourned those items more than some items for which I paid retail. I think it's the barrier of irreplaceability that makes something sorely lost or damaged.
Originally Posted by TheBurnOut
She just sat there and scowled at me, as if I was a jerk for being in her way. Like it was my fault for standing there.
I kept my cool, didn't react to the fact that she'd just nearly ruined a $600 pair of shoes (that I bought new, at retail, because I just got sick of waiting to find a pair in a thrift)
Lesson learned.I will
1) NEVER PAY RETAIL AGAIN
2) Keep a change of shoes in the car for stops like this
3) Remove tie bars, ties, cufflinks, watches etc before getting elbow deep in a rack full of pee stained clothes
BTW- if anybody happens to come across a Georg Jenson tie bar in an Austin area Goodwill, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE let me know.
+100 (dollars). Brian, please take this!! I can feel the temptation luring me downwards... Gosh, why must it be so lovely?? I hesitated too much on that linen Willis & Geiger cardigan because the sleeves looked short and I wanted measurements, when I should've copped.
Originally Posted by Brianpore
Originally Posted by GMMcL
My measley pickup NWT RL black label 91% cashmere cowl neck button-up cardi, size S. But it cost me every bit of a hundo at TJX, even on final clearance. Going to hit the bay in the next few days, but if any of you small dudes want it at proxy, it's yours.
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That is sooooooo nice!!