The official thrift/discount store bragging thread

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  1. Nataku

    Nataku Senior member

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    Wow, great price! My local thrift would have slapped a $200 price-tag on that thing and stuck it in the collectibles case....
     
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    Has anyone heard of Il Marchese Coccapani? I was at a local thrift and saw one of the blazers. It was super soft.
     
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    First post on Styleforum, although this has been my favorite thread for lurking for the past couple weeks. Only recently started looking through local thrift stores.

    Found a nice Zegna tie at a Salvation Army the other day for $6, I'm pretty new to upgrading my wardrobe, so I didn't even recognize the label at the time, but it was clearly a nice tie.

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    Other recent purchases haven't been quite as exciting. But I did find 4 pairs of wooden (not cedar) shoe trees for $3 a piece at Goodwill. I've been wanting some cheap shoe trees for my infrequently worn shoes (like my dance shoes) that are not nice enough to warrant $20 cedar.

    Found a pair of size 12 cordovan Alden wingtips for $10, badly treated and not my size, so I left them.
     
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    First post on Styleforum, although this has been my favorite thread for lurking for the past couple weeks. Only recently started looking through local thrift stores.

    Found a nice Zegna tie at a Salvation Army the other day for $6, I'm pretty new to upgrading my wardrobe, so I didn't even recognize the label at the time, but it was clearly a nice tie.

    [​IMG]

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    Other recent purchases haven't been quite as exciting. But I did find 4 pairs of wooden (not cedar) shoe trees for $3 a piece at Goodwill. I've been wanting some cheap shoe trees for my infrequently worn shoes (like my dance shoes) that are not nice enough to warrant $20 cedar.

    Found a pair of size 12 cordovan Alden wingtips for $10, badly treated and not my size, so I left them.


    Welcome, give it 5-6 months of good thrift shopping and you can have a great wardrobe.
     
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    ^Very nice tie. With patient thrifting you really never need to buy a tie otherwise.
     
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    Found a pair of size 12 cordovan Alden wingtips for $10, badly treated and not my size, so I left them.


    Unless there is major damage to the stitching or the leather itself. I almost never leave shell behind. Its amazing what can be done with it.
     
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    I agree about the Alden's, especially for $10. to me its worth a little gamble.

    love the Zenga tie.
     
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    Unless there is major damage to the stitching or the leather itself. I almost never leave shell behind. Its amazing what can be done with it.

    That was my first thought when I saw the post. And it's not just shell. I regret that I didn't take a "before" photo of these unknown maker calf shoes. I sent my daughter back to the shoe rack to get them while I was in line. I almost left them because I questioned whether they were worth $3.39. They looked really bad. After having trees put in, treated with an alcohol/water mix, and getting a good brush shine:

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    That was my first thought when I saw the post. And it's not just shell. I regret that I didn't take a "before" photo of these unknown maker calf shoes. I sent my daughter back to the shoe rack to get them while I was in line. I almost left them because I questioned whether they were worth $3.39. They looked really bad. After having trees put in, treated with an alcohol/water mix, and getting a good brush shine:

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    Good job. I have been amazed how thoroughly I can transform shoes with just a good cleaning, conditioning, polishing, and a set of shoe trees. Thank goodness for us its apparently a dying art.
     
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    Had a bit of luck today. I found this gorgeous baby alpaca/wool sweater/jacket piece by Bobby Jones Collection. I know Bobby Jones isn't exactly a SF-endorsed label, but this jacket is beautiful. The inside lining which is pure baby Alpaca feels amazing. Almost makes me wish it were fall so I can wear it. This is the first decent piece I've found at the Salvation Army since before Christmas. $5.99 [​IMG] [​IMG] I then went to Half-Price Books to use my 40% off coupon on a book I've been eyeing for awhile. It's called "Sample - 100 Fashion Designers - 010 Curators". Features runway photos, model photos and designer sketches. It'll be a great coffee table book (this is the hard-cover edition, with really cool staggered page sections). With my coupon it came out at just under $20. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Brand new women's navy Gravati loafers: $3.99

    They had apparently been at a consignment store previously then donated; a hang tag was on it saying: "These look comfy! $18--"
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    Found these nice Bally captoes in my size, the only thing is that they have a small ink or wine stain on the side that I cant seem to take off[​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Thats a very nice score
     
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    First post on Styleforum, although this has been my favorite thread for lurking for the past couple weeks. Only recently started looking through local thrift stores.

    Found a nice Zegna tie at a Salvation Army the other day for $6, I'm pretty new to upgrading my wardrobe, so I didn't even recognize the label at the time, but it was clearly a nice tie.

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Other recent purchases haven't been quite as exciting. But I did find 4 pairs of wooden (not cedar) shoe trees for $3 a piece at Goodwill. I've been wanting some cheap shoe trees for my infrequently worn shoes (like my dance shoes) that are not nice enough to warrant $20 cedar.

    Found a pair of size 12 cordovan Alden wingtips for $10, badly treated and not my size, so I left them.



    You might have a fake on your hands there... some more pics (fabric tag especially) and I can tell you for sure.

    Hate to burst your bubble...
     
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    That's a fantastic coat! Bobby Jones makes some nice stuff. It's a subdivision of Hickey-Freeman, if memory serves.

    Had a bit of luck today. I found this gorgeous baby alpaca/wool sweater/jacket piece by Bobby Jones Collection. I know Bobby Jones isn't exactly a SF-endorsed label, but this jacket is beautiful. The inside lining which is pure baby Alpaca feels amazing. Almost makes me wish it were fall so I can wear it. This is the first decent piece I've found at the Salvation Army since before Christmas. $5.99

    http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/z...2/DSC09588.jpg

    http://i830.photobucket.com/albums/z...2/DSC09590.jpg
     
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