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post #62926 of 121979
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Originally Posted by barrelntrigger View Post

Wow! Is that a rusty color? That's an amazing find! Well worth the price! I would totes cop on a 40s! icon_gu_b_slayer%5B1%5D.gif

Yes rusty -- but not the red kind. Soft and fuzzy. Double vented. Sleeves will have to come up a smidgen but I'm wearing it as is tomorrow, big meeting and then I have to be children's choir dad keeping the little ones in line at 645 Ash Wednesday service...and I love showing off to the organist (this guy, if on SF, would crush us all, he's a trad dandy unafraid of even busting out white bucks when the time is right)...recently found what have to be nwot thick dark brown wool flat front Bean trou that will go great...and some AE monk straps...will do a fit pic if I am not feeling blimpy & have time...
post #62927 of 121979
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.
post #62928 of 121979
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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.

post #62929 of 121979
a lot of tjmaxx/marshalls action lately....
post #62930 of 121979
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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
post #62931 of 121979
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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





post #62932 of 121979
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Originally Posted by Nataku View Post

my brother works for Goodwill as a store clerk.

post #62933 of 121979
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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
post #62934 of 121979
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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

post #62935 of 121979
3 day weekend for me coming up. any SF bay area peeps wanna hit the city this weekend? HMU!
post #62936 of 121979
3 day weekend for me coming up. any SF bay area peeps wanna hit the city this weekend? HMU!
post #62937 of 121979
wtf? i hit submit once lol
post #62938 of 121979
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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
post #62939 of 121979

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. 

post #62940 of 121979
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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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