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  • jonATL
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    ^^^15% of retail definitely qualifies for being thrifty! Great buy.

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  • Spex
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    Not sure if this counts as "thrifting" (I'm sure it doesn't), but my nearest J. Crew was closing down and they blew everything out (including sale items) for an additional 70% off. Not sure why they didn't just ship the inventory to another store....

    I really wanted these Epaulet Jungle Pants.
    https://www.epauletbrand.com/collect...15378413879398

    But found the Wallance & Barnes version at the sale. Originally $110 CAD, then discounted to about $60, with an additional 70%. I think they came out to around $18 Canadian ($13.55 USD at current exchange rates).
    https://www.jcrew.com/ca/p/mens_cate...amp-pant/J8138

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  • Heafcliffe
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    Picked up this Claiborne peacoat yesterday for $8. It's currently at the cleaners. Excited.


    And a Proper Cloth semi-spread white/blue check dress shirt for $6. Never worn. So nice.

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  • jonATL
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    It's not all about the clothes ...

    Today I found a custom Lee Industries love seat (they make for Crate and Barrel, Room and Board, etc.) with duck down cushions. It's this, but not in leather and with custom fabric: https://www.megbrown.com/lee-industr...formation.aspx. Crate and Barrel sells a pretty similar design for $2k, so add some more for custom fabric and down filling, and it's reasonable to think that I paid 5 percent of retail for a couch that looks and feels brand new.




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  • jonATL
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    YEAH TJ MAXX!

    From today:



    and a $40 pickup from Nov 30:

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  • carlitos
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    Todd Snyder at TJ Maxx? Dude.

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  • jonATL
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    I usually pick up just for personal use now, unless I find something amazing. Top 3 in the last month:

    1: NWT Todd Snyder cable sweater (TJ Maxx for $40)
    2: Suit Supply double breasted car coat in amazing shape (Buffalo Exchange for $40)
    3: Barely used Buck Mason raw jeans ($9 at Goodwill)

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Stopped by the thrift store yesterday. Apparently, someone, my size must have dropped off a few items because I picked up three pieces of outerwear:

    1. A surprisingly nice wool blend, tweed blazer by Gap.
    2. Another surprisingly nice wool blend grey peacoat by Merona.
    3. A cotton unstructured navy blazer by J. Crew.

    $35 for all three.

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  • SplurgeFrugal
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    I discovered thrifting thirty-five years ago and haven't brought a new item of clothing since (with the exception of underwear and socks). I practice buying a level of quality I could not afford if I paid retail prices. Here are two examples: The top is a Peerless Couture silk & cashmere blazer with horn buttons, Bemberg lining and half canvas construction. New price over $600.00. I paid $32.00 on eBay. The blue blazer is by Daniel Cremieux (I love the testeful brown buttons) and would cost over $300 at Dillards. I paid $22.00 on eBay. At these prices I have eliminated clothing as a major expense while still collecting a quality wardrobe! Plus, I learned how to do my own alterations saving even more in the process!

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  • Doug Chalkey
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    Originally posted by evanparker View Post
    wow.

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  • evanparker
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    Originally posted by evanparker View Post
    this one is 100% mine. so happy to have it. wore the shell in some serious rain we had here on boston yesterday...



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  • carlitos
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    Sixty-eight percent of U.S. households, or about 85 million families, own a pet, according to the 2017-2018 National Pet Owners Survey conducted by the American Pet Products Association (APPA).

    Ninety-nine percent of eBay menswear sellers, or about a zillion people, have a "smoke-free, pet-free home," according to carlitos' extensive research.

    What are the odds?

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  • carlitos
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    You can find large lots of these for cheap on Alibaba. I would guess that Clockwork Synergy and several other suppliers buy from the same few manufacturers.

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  • Wes
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    MegaStrap!

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  • Nandyn
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    Originally posted by Wes View Post
    If I was still a broke college kid with a ton of time and hustle I would probably try to buy like $50 worth and flip them for $5 or $6 a piece, but nowadays I'd rather some other nerd find them and be excited like me. Then again, there were legit hundreds in a gigantic cardboard box. Maybe I should go offer them $50 for the whole box and do something fun with them...
    Fuse them together and make a belt out of some....or a jacket, hahaha.

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