Any one score anything great from your local thrift store recently? Post pics of your finds. Tips and info on where to find good deals are welcome too.
found desk like this,only black for 15 dollars. Also a navy peacoat jacket for only 14.
Goodwill is expensive.. I always try to go to St Vincents, or no-name thrift shops. Found some old hawain[sp] shirts from the 60s. My dad told me they are worth a lot if they are the real deal. Bought em for 2 bucks a piece. I have 10 of them.
I go into thrift stores near me (wealthy northern chicago suburbs) and cop J Crizzle/RL/Brooks Bros button downs for $5-$7, then flip them on ebay. I rarely find clothes that I would wear, though
This entire outfit, including the shoes, which I later found out were worth $135, I got them for $10. Feels good, man
maybe some of the customers do, but almost all the people who donate clothes tend to wash them first. cigarette smell is usually there though, so I agree to a point with you on the smell.
same guy, also got this sweet Bud Light nylon bomber for like $3. I always fucking post it in these threads lol
pushing the sleeves up like that looks so dumb. it just signals to everyone that you actually stood in front of a mirror, pushed the sleeves up on your nylon bud light jacket, said "alriiiight" before telling your mom you love her and leaving for school
I thrifted this and I love the colors and aesthetic but Im not sure about the logo. Its nylon with a zipper pocket on the front
no Goodwill. Bargain for better prices. nothing is set in stone.some people,not me, switch tags or the little price stickers to get items cheaper,I dont agree with this,but I will try to find a bargain or bring in my own items and trade.
Also, not I found this beautiful jacket by a company called French Bazzar, I was in love with it the moment I saw it. I wish I knew what type of jacket it is, pretty sure its a women's jacket, but fuck it I wear it well.
I've gotten some nice, wearable clothes. My favorite finds, thus far, came from the electronics section:
>a Yamaha DX-100 synthesizer, the de-facto bass sound of early house music, picked up for $10, labeled as "untested/speakers missing"
>a Roland TR 707 drum machine, less popular than its 808 and 909 counterparts, but still capable, labeled for $3 as "untested", found underneath an old VHS player
>an Ensoniq Mirage rackmount synthesizer, which makes beautiful analog sounds and the BEST strings/pads, labeled for $2 as "untested", found next to an old computer monitor
I found ALL of these things on the same day, at the same store. I was very lucky to have found these things. These instruments needed some internal battery replacements, and general cleaning, but they all were functional. I basically got myself a simple Detroit house setup for $15.
Live near rich people
There is a thrift donation bin in a wealthy area I work that's overflowing with shit since Christmas clean up and I already called the guys to go pick it up. Should I just pick up and resell ?
That depends on the location.
The goodwill in my town is cheap as all get out, but if you cross the pond and go to the goodwill in Tacoma, the prices get steeper.
At the ghetto goodwill in South Tacoma I found white timberlands, some brand new sneakers, some crusty ass Bape sneakers, and that's about it. I think it's all the sneakerheads in the hood donating their shoes.
found the 2 jackets, sweater, scarf and overall for 2,5 EUR / piece.
Brands you're likely to find at thrift stores:
Polo Ralph Lauren
I copied that from some random mfa page but I'm sure there are more.
To be honest you'll be making less than minimum wage combing through thrift stores, and most people have caught onto the $300 urban outfitters "vintage" ruse, so I wouldn't do it except as a hobby
picked these up.
2 h&m jeans for 5 bucks each.
some girly jean jacket for 2 dollars
found these I should have flipped them but it was ripped on the cuff of the pants..
also can there just be a daily thrift thread? I love them.
My area has a really nice thrift shop that gets nice stuff all the time. Actually grew up shopping at said thrift store, but now I'm willing to go once a week just to go see new prices and merchandise. Best things from were some Acne jeans, 2 Dior sweaters, and some white Vans that turns into nice beaters.
I still dont get how people find such great shit thrifting. I have a couple friends who thrift heavily and the only reason it seems fruitful for them is that they're style is very conducive to the stuff they find. Ive spent a good deal of time thrifting and only found a couple things. Ive also never seen anything nicer than 90s ysl and dior diffusion stuff, maybe cleveland and columbus are just too poor/too small
Thrift stores are a reflection of their neighbourhood and the way people dress within it. The only exceptions to this are when upper middle class people give away their nice clothing to a shitty thrift store as a "Good deed". But beyond that, their modern function is closet shuffler for the neighbourhood. If you want to find nice older clothing, shop near old folks homes and areas heavy on the elderly. If you want to find middle class garb, shop in the suburbs. If you want something youthful, look towards thrift stores near universities.
If you're in a smaller city, there are usually one or two large scale operations that everyone goes too like Salvation Army, Goodwill, or Value Village. Smaller thrift stores sometimes have rare treasures, but more often that not they're just struggling. The final thing to remember is you're now competing with two groups of people. Those who sell used clothing on ebay and the clothing sorters at the Thrift Store who get first pick. You can't do anything about the latter, but you can compete against the former by showing up early and knowing sales day/merchandise restock days.
Yes, Value Village
$15, same value village
i rarely go thrift shopping so that's pretty much all the cool stuff i've ever gotten
Went to the Negen straatjes once, they have some pretty cool "thrifshops" there. It's basically a hipster store though but I like it because the store is tidy and the prices are alright.