The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. jkidd41011

    jkidd41011 Senior member

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    This past w/e's haul wasn't bad.

    Pair of Ecco casual oxfords (all they needed was conditioning, soles look like they have never been worn) $3.00
    Polo RL tie, $1.00
    Orvis l/s Button down $2.50
    Vintage Izod Lacoste Cardigan (my wife is wearing it) $3.99
    Cool A/V surge protecto from Radio Shack's Optimus line (no longer made, was $100.00 new, I have 2) $10.00

    Passed on two Jos A Banks l/s casual shirts that looked brand new that were $2.00 and $2.50


    I also will second what someone said in another thread about stores dumping new clothing for the write off. I saw TONS of new stuff, some with tags still on them: Haggar, Croft & Barrow,Dockers, one of the Macy's lines etc. You could also tell some just had the tags removed because you would see the same pants in different sizes. There was so much of it that it was hard to look for other stuff. I will also add it was at both SA & GW.
     


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    nauticagmo Well-Known Member

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    I had lunch with some friends and on the way back home I decided to stop at a nearby Goodwill.

    Picked up a Lorenzini Grey Chambray Shirt for 3 bucks and went home content.
     


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    I also will second what someone said in another thread about stores dumping new clothing for the write off. I saw TONS of new stuff, some with tags still on them: Haggar, Croft & Barrow,Dockers, one of the Macy's lines etc. You could also tell some just had the tags removed because you would see the same pants in different sizes. There was so much of it that it was hard to look for other stuff. I will also add it was at both SA & GW.


    I wish Saks/Neimans/Barneys, etc would donate to the thrifts. I had to wade through a ton of Steve and Barry's garbage last time I was at the Sally.....
     


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    <--- Another person who saw large selections of the same clothes at a thrift shop. Expecting to see Ed Hardy in there at any moment. I think they've about run their course at TJ Maxx, Marshalls, and the like.
     


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    I finally found a camel colored cashmere overcoat. It's a Kuppenheimer made in 1962. Amazing condition with narrowish lapels and flapped patch pockets with the beautiful original buttons.
     


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    I've been going to Leesburg Outlets for last few weeks. The Lacoste outlet has had a huge sale of 70% of women's clothing and 50% off men. The few sale racks have had 50% off already reduced price, 25 dollar polos, 30 dollar tennis dresses etc. I bought quite a few items for wife and I and gifts.
     


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    Nice coats, everyone!
    Vintage Tricker's derby brogues in London Tan; perfect condition, the classic Bourton with (at least) double soles, all leather heel. $8.49 Hermes tattersal flannel bd shirt. $4.90. RLPL pink glen check tie. $2
     


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    Nice coats, everyone!
    Vintage Tricker's derby brogues in London Tan; perfect condition, the classic Bourton with (at least) double soles, all leather heel. $8.49 Hermes tattersal flannel bd shirt. $4.90. RLPL pink glen check tie. $2


    The pejsek strikes again!
     


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    I've been going to Leesburg Outlets for last few weeks. The Lacoste outlet has had a huge sale of 70% of women's clothing and 50% off men. The few sale racks have had 50% off already reduced price, 25 dollar polos, 30 dollar tennis dresses etc. I bought quite a few items for wife and I and gifts.

    nice deals, but i dont like every clothing they have has a croc on it.
     


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    Just curious what anyone here knows about vintage Botany 500. I came across an overcoat that I'd date to the '60s, I guess. It felt canvassed. Seemed to be in excellent condition, and my size, too. I keep telling my wife I'm downsizing outerwear, though, so I left it. For now.
     


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    Just curious what anyone here knows about vintage Botany 500. I came across an overcoat that I'd date to the '60s, I guess. It felt canvassed. Seemed to be in excellent condition, and my size, too. I keep telling my wife I'm downsizing outerwear, though, so I left it. For now.

    I'd leave it. I've yet to find anything by that brand worthy of buying.
     


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    Just curious what anyone here knows about vintage Botany 500. I came across an overcoat that I'd date to the '60s, I guess. It felt canvassed. Seemed to be in excellent condition, and my size, too. I keep telling my wife I'm downsizing outerwear, though, so I left it. For now.

    I saw a Botany 500 3pc suit made for Cartier. It was actually really nice. Unfortunately, it didn't fit, and I didn't think it would have any B&S value.
     


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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    My mom recalls Botany being a decent brand. I get the impression that it was at the high end of the lower end, if that makes sense. Would have been the best thing in many local shops. How accurate her memory is, I don't know. She would have been too young to be buying it herself, I think.

    What did the overcoat look like, Alan?
     


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    Just curious what anyone here knows about vintage Botany 500. I came across an overcoat that I'd date to the '60s, I guess. It felt canvassed. Seemed to be in excellent condition, and my size, too. I keep telling my wife I'm downsizing outerwear, though, so I left it. For now.

    Botany 500/tailored by Daroff was pretty well made and very well styled.

    This is the label you will find on the stuff from the 50s and the 60s. It should be canvassed.

    It has no relation to the stuff produced by whoever has the Botany 500 license now.
     


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    Oddities lately:

    A spread collar, button cuff shirt with awning stripes of purple, orange and brown alternating with white, by Jacques Britt. This is a German maker, actually. Other forum member have spoken well of the brand.

    A gray flannel SB peak lapel coat by Nutters of Savile Row. Make date is '80, which is after Tommy Nutter left, but the exaggerated style is still there. Has one small defect but the fit is pretty good, so I may keep it.
     


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