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Picked up a couple BB Black Fleece by Thome Browne ties that were mixed in with some 346 at 17 each for myself from TJX. Didn't want to wait to see if they hit clearance.
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Originally Posted by silverwarebandit View Post

I stopped by a high end consignment store that it usually a little out of the way for me, and pricey to boot. They had a lot of nice stuff, but didn't seem to know what most of the SW&D was... RRL jeans marked as RL jeans, Gitman Vintage priced as regular Gitman. All of it was too big for me, except for this:



for $14, I think they thought it was some off brand BS.

 

Very nice pickup, also interested to hear what size is too big for you.

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a lot of tjmaxx/marshalls action lately....
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Originally Posted by csoukoulis View Post

a lot of tjmaxx/marshalls action lately....

Just a hypothesis but I think a lot of post Christmas/fall overstocks/returns wend their way through the retail system now and maxx/Marshall's is the end of the line. Seems like feb-march they're good to cruise and then again in mid July to sept as retail stores unload what's left to make way for new fall/back to school stock

Other times they're hit or miss...you can luck into corneliani clearance or whatever at any time, it's just my luck, at least runs better the abovementioned times

My best guess
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Originally Posted by MZhammer View Post

Yea we are losing it. All we're left with is Nordstrom...

I was so upset about losing our Neiman, it was our only true high end department store. Bloomingdales I view on par with Nordstrom and Macys is certainly a step below both. Now we have what, Heimies and Hubert Whites, for high end retailers? Nothing with a fashion forward feel which isn't my cup of tea but thats a big demographic and we lost all Isaia, TF and Brioni access...

Tell me about it. baldy[1].gif Thrifting is going to suck terribly here in about 10 years when the stock of recent-ish high-end stuff starts to dwindle unless another store opens. Definitely. No more Isaia, Loro Piana, Kiton, Brioni.....etc. frown.gif

At least Hubert White still carries Cucinelli, Oxxford and Zegna. Hubert White will be the only true high-end clothier left here. Heimies, Twill by Scott Dayton, Judd Frost, etc are upper-middle tier.

Thank God we have our small streetwear-ish boutiques like BlackBlue, Askov Finlayson, MartinPatrick3 and Len Druskin.


On another ffffuuuu.gif note, my brother works for Goodwill as a store clerk. They had corperate breathing down their necks today. He said they expect the store (in a lower middle/middle class area) to gross $6,000 per night. The store manager (who is super cool, probably the coolest manager I know of) said this is going to force them to mark up Polo and J.Crew (what little nice stuff they get). He said the store manager's boss pulled up in a brand new Lexus. Ridiculous......

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Originally Posted by silverwarebandit View Post

I stopped by a high end consignment store that it usually a little out of the way for me, and pricey to boot. They had a lot of nice stuff, but didn't seem to know what most of the SW&D was... RRL jeans marked as RL jeans, Gitman Vintage priced as regular Gitman. All of it was too big for me, except for this:



for $14, I think they thought it was some off brand BS.

Nice! icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

Deets on any Gitman Vintage stuff? Willing to proxy? Dibs if L-XL.


Only one find today, but better than nothin'!

Stormy Kromer cap. Size 7 5/8





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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

my brother works for Goodwill as a store clerk.

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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

I don't know about the first guy but the old lady sounds like she's prolly a retiree and need something to do for some cash. I doubt she will be tech. savvy enough to sell on zee interwebs where she can garnish a bigger audiences. Hence, selling at the flea market is a viable option for her. Also, with the advent of bargaining hunter shows such as American Pickers, Storage Wars, and so on, people are jumping on the selling their crap for retail/auction prices. Also, having eBay/price check on the go, by having smart phones, mofos think they can get eBay auction prices and look up their label on the spot. They know folks buy at flea market on the cheap and auction them off for profit so why can't they cut out the middlemen and make that eBay moola on the spot? I know, sucks, right? ffffuuuu.gif


My guess was that Jamie was at the Rose Bowl Flea Market ("World's Largest Flea Market" so they say) - really an extension of vintage clothing stores, some ok deals to be found, but in general catering to those who are looking for that one cool vintage piece. I used to sell there before I got into vintage clothing, just collectibles and such...a slow day for me would have been 1-1.5k, but averaged 2.5 to 3k. Most of these vendors will end up putting this stuff on Ebay if it doesnt sell after having it out the first time...then back in rotation at the Rose Bowl
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Originally Posted by Stewie View Post


My guess was that Jamie was at the Rose Bowl Flea Market ("World's Largest Flea Market" so they say) - really an extension of vintage clothing stores, some ok deals to be found, but in general catering to those who are looking for that one cool vintage piece. I used to sell there before I got into vintage clothing, just collectibles and such...a slow day for me would have been 1-1.5k, but averaged 2.5 to 3k. Most of these vendors will end up putting this stuff on Ebay if it doesnt sell after having it out the first time...then back in rotation at the Rose Bowl

 

Wow! That much! wow.gifThat's nuts! *Packing my stuff in a van. Be back in a week! biggrin.gif

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3 day weekend for me coming up. any SF bay area peeps wanna hit the city this weekend? HMU!
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3 day weekend for me coming up. any SF bay area peeps wanna hit the city this weekend? HMU!
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wtf? i hit submit once lol
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Wow! That much! wow.gifThat's nuts! *Packing my stuff in a van. Be back in a week! biggrin.gif

no fucking shit! lol
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AppleMark

 

Family thrift fit somewhere in the San Juan Wilderness area outside of Pagosa Springs, CO.  I think this is north of 10k feet.  I don't really like taking the posed "epic view" shots, so this is one of the few I have. 

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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post

 

What the fuck is this world coming to?

Well its all about ROI, and maximizing it. If I'm going to spend time and effort thrifting why not get a 400% to 1000%+ return on investment.

 

Selling too low is the worst thing you can do as a Thriftier. You are lowering the price ceiling (max price) that someone will pay for that item.

 

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Originally Posted by tben View Post

I really enjoyed my day today. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
DEFINITELY overspent. I went to stores where I was forced to pay 3x more than usual, but I think I came out with some killer stuff. It is all available, but I am in deep. So, that means, to those of you who I am in trade talks with, lets get that done quick because Thursday listings are coming.

First find with a story. I am in a consignment shop and looking for obviously extraordinary things that I can't find in thrifts. So I feel something that is quite amazing, pull it out, and bang Kiton...but not just any Kiton. I take it to the register despite the $88 price tag because I want this bad boy right? So the lady at the register is like, oh you stumbled across the Burberry suits, that were priced at $150-250. And I say no, just this. And she says, well Neiman Marcus is still a good brand right? 14 Micron, Super 180s, $9000 retail. Boom. 

Kiton 39R 32"x31" cuff 2"


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Donna Karan by St. Andrews Cashmere Blend Blue Blazer 40S

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Donegal Handwoven Tweed 42L
The sleeves have no buttons on them but it looks like the buttons were once there, they are in the pocket.

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RLPL Pinstripe SC 44L
Yeah yeah, it's an orphan, but its pretty cool. Who makes the Made in England again?

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Paul Stuart Khaki SC 42S
It has a small mark on the top left sleeve.

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PRL Corneliani Brown Herringbone Pants 34x32 1.75" cuff
Wes, didn't you just sell a pair like this for a crazy amount?

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Enrico Isaia by Isaia Black 3 roll 2 Blazer 39-40R

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Belvest 41-42R
I missed two holes on this one. I am pissed about it because I paid up due to its awesomeness. I hate dim lights.

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Allegri Longcoat, Medium
Cracked button, but there are extras

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BB Hand-tailored by Martin Greenfield Windowpane 100% Cashmere SC 44R

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Vestimenta Silk and Linen SC 39-40R

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x2 Hamilton Shirts 16.5

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Thomas Pink Linen 15.5-35

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Mason's Size Large

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Oxxford AWESOME Suit, Brown Windowpane, 40S 34-35x28 cuff1.75

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Oxxford Brown SC 40s

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Oxxford AWESOME Suit, 40S 34-35x28.5

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Chester Barrie Tweed Topcoat Size 40R
What is this a car coat?

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Chester Barrie Tweed Topcoat 40R




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NWT Jack Spade, XS

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NWT John Varvatos Jeans 30x33

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NWT Billy Reid Wool/Silk Tie

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NWT Jack Spade Wallet

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RLPL John Lennon Sunglasses

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I should say you did! Helluva haul! In other news, I need to start looking at mfr tags on DK suits, and picking up the Andrews Ties I've been ignoring (yes, humblebrag, I suppose).
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

How often do you freeze treat your articles? Sometimes, I forget I freeze treat my purchases and leave them in the freezer for over 3 weeks. lol
Everything I keep gets deep frozen for 3+ days or dry cleaned. Freezer space is at a sufficient premium that I hear about it within 12 hours, so no chance I forget it.
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Originally Posted by Typhoid Jones View Post

^^^ I could no longer maintain radio silence once I saw this.  Nice work, tben.  smile.gif
Welcome back, Cotter.
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Originally Posted by eazye View Post

Boom! Wedding pic? Check! Exotic local? Check! Completely thfirted outfit? Check! Wedding photo from Thailand bitches!
STUNNING! AWESOME! JELLY! Congrats, dude!!!
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Originally Posted by Digmenow View Post

How badly does it speak to my addiction to clothing that I looked only at ez's outfit and never noticed the bride. shog[1].gif Ashamed, I am.
OK, so I know Easy, and know he can jack me next time I'm in Chi-town, so I'm going to choose my words carefully. But I barely noticed Easy was even IN that picture, I was so focused on ... the scenery.
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Originally Posted by jamiebryant View Post

Whut up guys, its been awhile since ive posted any finds. Ive been trying to stay focused and work. Anyway, just wanted to vent a little....

Went to the Flea Market the other day and got proof that the dealers are worse than the Thrifts now.

Found a pair of Alden Penny Loafers in a light brown... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
very GOOD condition. Im thinking "Awesome! no way this guy is gonna ask for more than $40" hahaha. was I wrong. This guy wanted $200. Look em up, They went for around 160 on the 'bay. So lame. No one that goes to the flea market is gonna wanna drop $200 on Alden's. Maybe $100, but not $200.

I think dealers (and thrifts) have forgotten that their customer base are people with a limited amount of cash. People who broke or People that know their shit (Flippers) arent going to pay close or above eBay prices.

Anyways, go to another stand. In the past, this stand had a Barbour Waxed Parka jacket or whatever for $50, I shouldve probably picked that up. These people have access to some good shit. We're talking Filson, Gaultier, CP Company...prices were decent, but still more than I wanted to drop. CP Company Wool jacket for $60.

It just made me wonder, if you have access to such a good amount of shit and you know your brands (this old lady was on point, wasnt in the dark about any of the brands) why the fuck would you go to the Flea Market to slang this stuff at prices that will make bargain hunters gassy?

Last stop. What looked like a recent Burberry Duffel Coat. It wasnt new with tags so I doubt it was fake, it felt awesome. She wanted $300.
What the fuck is this world coming to?
Well, were they shell full straps? Because if so, you missed out. (BackmeupSpoo)
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Hilarious. I think I wore this SC today.


5+ stores for me today. Slim pickens, until the last one:

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The roundup (in memory order):
1x Incotex trou (keeping; the button strap is such a cool feature!)
1 x Ben Silver green stripe tie
1 x Aquascutum tie
1 x hand rolled silk square, keeping
1 x Sandro Moscoloni genuine lizard, Made in Spain
1 x Bally monkstrap cap toes
1 x Trafalgar braces, in less than perfect condition
2 x T&A shirts that I literally spotted 2 aisles away and made a beeline for
1 x Canali shirt
1 x Ben Silver shirt
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