The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. rebel222

    rebel222 Senior member

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    I've seen a Raulph (by RL) and Lauren (by RL) sport coats for between 10-30$. Are these even worth picking up? I heard they were cheaper versions of polo and I'm still happy with the stunning polo sports jacket I got there.

    You can pick those up on ebay @ that price all day long. Not worth it even if they were free.
     


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    You can pick those up on ebay @ that price all day long. Not worth it even if they were free.
    +1 I run into this garbage all the time. They've become a thrift-store staple for me, and are about as common as the Van Heusens, Staffords, Alfanis and Sonomas.
     


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    thanks for the clarification =0
     


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    Anyone care to share their favorite Manhattan goodwill stores? Or is it inapprorpiate to ask?
     


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    Anyone care to share their favorite Manhattan goodwill stores? Or is it inapprorpiate to ask?
    In my experience, there isn't really one that's better than any other. It's just luck of the draw. A lot of times you won't find anything, but other times you'll find great items, and that applies to any of them. The only Goodwill that I will go out of my way to not recommend is the Chelsea store on 25th between 6th and 7th (closer to 6th). It must be the rent or something, but their prices are outrageous - like $100+ for crappy Hugo Boss suits - and I've found the staff there rude and unhelpful. The prices really make it worth avoiding that store, as you're not likely to find anything that you can't find at other Goodwill locations. I've been there a handful of times, and not found anything special. After the last time, I swore I'd not return, and I won't.
     


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    does anyone notice how most of the best stuff is really big?

    I've noticed that too. My theory is bigger guys probably tend to fluctuate in size more, so they are dumping stuff when it no longer fits.

    I will be in New York over the Thanksgiving weekend. I won't likely go out of my way for thrifting, but would like to check what I can. I'll be staying on 58th St. What is worth looking at in that general area?

    thanks

    mike
     


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    I will be in New York over the Thanksgiving weekend. I won't likely go out of my way for thrifting, but would like to check what I can. I'll be staying on 58th St. What is worth looking at in that general area?


    Can't help ya here, but I've always found it odd that NYC thrifts suck for the most part (or so I've heard). Do people there mainly use consignment or there just that much competition?
     


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    I don't know if it counts as thrifiting if its from ebay, but a banana republic checked (hunt club-ish) pattern sportcoat for 12 shipped, and another gray windowpane for 28.
     


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    Hermes brand new 40 R black blazer with brass buttons, $75 off of craigslist NYC
     


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    ^^^ Pics? That's a helluva score if it's the real deal.
     


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    Can't help ya here, but I've always found it odd that NYC thrifts suck for the most part (or so I've heard). Do people there mainly use consignment or there just that much competition?
    I've found the opposite. I think NYC is the mecca of thrifting. The problem is that there are so many thrift shops and the goods are more spread out. Therefore, it requires a little more leg work.
     


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    Just scored a Brioni double breasted blazer with black and white enamel buttons for $20 at Value Village.
    Also a great pair of shoes and a Samuelsohn suit for $25 but that almost seems anticlimatic after the Brioni!
     


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    Rofl I'm acually thinking of volunteering at a value village helpin them price clothes 2-3 hours a week, it looks good on a resume and I can buy out all the "re-sellable" stuff. But this women is an idiot, thats for sure.
     


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    Last week, emptym spotted this Coach bag at the Goodwill in Upper Haight and notified me as I had told him I was in the market for a leather bag along these lines. I stopped in yesterday and took it home for $35.

    The leather on it is great, must be from the era before Coach outsourced everything and went to the cheapest suppliers in order to build a "lifestyle brand".

    [​IMG]
     


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