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- Oct 11, 2009
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Self nomination - is it in bad taste to post the price? I'm going to send this off to get graded, finding this opened up a whole new world of the thrift game. This coin graded MS70 (perfect) has sold for over $5K. Without a doubt the single best item I've thrifted.
One stop. This woman apparently worked for RL in the 90s and bought some very iconic pieces. I appreciate her very much for that.
Everything in this post except the crocodile DK belt and the antique silk kimono is Ralph Lauren. Most all of the military pieces are runway from the 90s, the leathers, motorcycle jackets and shearlings are all uber recent and purple label / USA made / collection and retail at like 5K+ each. Most everything is NWT deadstock. The flag t shirts are original Polo bear 90s NWT, the scarves are all vintage 90s deadstock. The pillows are goosedown filled and one has a tweed back. The book is a limited edition 40th anniversary collection. The NWT deadstock sequin top I need to do a little more research but I think was runway from 93 or 94, is NWT and was $2000 in 90's dollars, so like 5K today. The shoes are all crocodile. Whereever you see fur, its either real astrakhan or mink. I think the coolest things in here are the kimono and the pencil actually haha. The Polo Sport flag is a gem - deadstock, NWT, made in italy and a tremendous like 90". You can hang it like a flag. I don't think there is another collection of vintage Polo like this that exists and now its mine mine mine!!
and in case you were wondering about pricing? Everything came out to $21.50 per item.
so after that ralph lauren mega haul the other day, i went back to the house to see if there were any leftovers that I could grab. Well, it seems they also brought in more stuff. This woman was if the the biggest, one of the biggest RL clients in New York - at least Long Island. So the guy said he would hook me up because i got a lot of stuff the other day and I picked out about 500 pieces of Purple Label, Black Label, or Polo. No filler, no Ralph line, no RLX, no Lauren line. Only premium stuff. thats the picture you see in the room with my haul on the rolling racks. A good 60-65% of it is NWT too.
He tallied me up and gave me an awesome price and I agreed. Now, I had left about 750 similar pieces besides these because they were just kind of boring next to the prints, fabrics and vintages I had in my initial pick. But he says to me "Want to make me an offer for the rest of the house?" I say "Not really, I'm good". He says - take the rest of the house for $500 and call it a day. WHAT?! 75 cents an item? You got it brother. So I went and gathered another 750 pieces. I cant even guess the retail price on all this ****. Probably at least $750,000. A handful of jackets I had all had price tags of $2,000 or more. This is in addition to the stuff I got on Friday which had to be easy 40-50 grand at retail.
So net net for a 2 day haul I got (these are guesses, theres no way I could piece count today) the following - 99.5% ALL Ralph Lauren purple or black label and Polo vintage, with the exception of some Rugby :
100 outerwear including leathers, suedes, duffels and toggles, military etc
50 dresses and gowns
like 10 shoes, all exotic crocs, lizard, etc
30-40 belts, including an INSANE hammered silver mexican carved leather concho RL and another sick carved leather one without silver (and lol at the fringed belt that she got from Lindas stuff )
10 pairs of shoes
30 scarves including a ridiculous bugle bead embroidered evening shawl NWT and probably $3K or $3.5K
assorted jewelry, mostly sterling silver, including a 1980 tiffany sterling bracelet
a few books
and the cool non-RL stuff which was like 10 pieces lol. A vintage 1980s the cure "boys don't cry" t shirt, a 1987 David Bowie tour T Shirt, vintage champion made in USA sweater, a pair of fucked up vintage Levis (small E but very cool), two pairs of Louboutins, vintage Oakley frog skins, and more that Im forgetting now.
the most amazing piece of this haul was balled up like a piece of crap next to the hot water heater. Its a (Very) vintage Ari embroidered Ralph Lauren carpet/rug. I have no idea what this thing is worth but its a goddamn masterpiece. its all hand embroidered in india and is probably 6x8. I took it immediately to get it cleaned and need to do some research on it, but I have a feeling this thing would pay for a good chunk of the whole haul.
My haul on friday was $21/item, today with over 1000 pieces, my take was $4 an item. FOUR ******* DOLLARS EACH. I cant even.
So needless to say, if any of you need a gift for your girl and she's a 2/4/6, i got you haha.
Heres some pics below, no way to do singles but trust me, its all primo.