Sunday, January 22, 2012

Picking Berrys At The Goodwill

Any one who has said they can't find good stuff at Goodwill just isn't looking. I am not one to flip through each hanger on the rack either, and I still find excellent items. After awhile you start to develop eagle eye thrifting skills and can spot tag on clothing a mile away. Finding designer brands will also become a specialty. Heck, even in my dreams I am finding high-fashion Lacroix!

The same day of my Pyrex haul, I also had another winning pick. Can you already guess the brand by seeing this photo?





I was skimming the coat racks and spotted a pattern that I have seen in the pages of Vogue. I stopped and dug for the tag and yep, it was Burberrys of London! I pulled out the coat and found it to be a full-length classic trench coat in good condition. It was missing two buttons, but better brands usually have extras sewn into the lining and they were. The hubby was with me on this thrifting trip and asked, "Is this the brand that I see on commercials where the models always look pissed off?" Ha!! I love him, and I told him he was correct. I was glad he was along. I had to leave the cart a few times and told him that he was to guard it with his life. I mean, there were *both* Pyrex fridgies and Burberry in the cart!








The price I paid for this coat is beyond amazing. The missing buttons have been replaced and the designer trench coat is now listed in my ebay store. After some research it looks like they went from the 'Burberrys' of London just to plain old Burberry about 10 years ago. This trench is an old school classic piece!

What is your biggest designer find at the thrifts?


Linking up to Apron Thrift Girl's Thrift Share Monday and Homemaker on A Dime's Blog Hop.

34 comments:

  1. Wow! Amazing luck... or maybe you have an amazing eye :)

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  2. NICE!!!

    I found a BEBE white and black leopard print mini (totally not my size) brand new, unused with the original price tag for $99.00 still on it. I paid $3.00. Like you, it's going to get posted in my Ebay store. Gotta. Love. Thrifting.

    Ohh that and I found a vintage William Cahill wedding gown at Good Will for $30.00. I find they retail on line for $100 upwards as they're very collectible.

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    1. yep, thrifting rocks! nice find on the bebe and cahill

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  3. Fantastic find! Our best Salvation Army find wasn't clothing. It was a signed Lou Hodges dining table for $150 (with 4 cane-backed chairs that didn't really go with it). We paired the 4 chairs with another table and sold that set for $450. The LH table is going to be listed on 1stdibs as soon as we do some minor restoration.

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    1. nice flip! just saw some lh side chairs on 1stdibs that are cool

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  4. Rachael- your pics looks great!! Love the new camera and the white box- very professional!!

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  5. Awesome Rachael! I love Burberry print stuff, it is so beautiful! You are so right about being able to recognize amazing stuff from far away, I can usually spot the quality!

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  6. Nice find!! I love the "eagle eyes" comment :-) My husband is also a recent thrifting convert and found a purple label Ralph Lauren suit in mint condition for $10 (they retail for over $3500!) I found a cream cashmere Nordstrom cableknit poncho for $2, BCBG NWT ($168) for myself for $4, and some other goodies. It's so fun!

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    1. wow marianne, those are some amazing finds...purple label and cashmere!! i die:)

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  7. That is absolutely fantastic! I love finding designer stuff at the thrift!

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  8. I've find a Prada bag (1€) :D

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  9. Awesome!! You have some awesome willpower to not want to keep it for youself!

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    1. it is for a tall woman, xxlong, so i would be swimming in it! otherwise i would totally have kept it :)

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  10. Wow! What a find. Burberry is so iconic. My favourite recent designer thrifts have to be my Dior red blazer, and I JUST thrifted an amazing Betsey Johnson summer dress. Both were like 6.99 or something ridiculous.

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  11. love that iconic plaid...and your husbands comment!

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  12. No designer finds at Goodwill to date for me. I usually comb the knick knacks and kitchen items for anything a little old lady might have gotten rid of like vintage cookie jars or kitchenware. Maybe I should aim higher and hit the clothes racks!!

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    1. you should definitely hit the racks! i don't have the patience to flip thru each hanger so i skim the racks...you know what colors and fabrics you like so that will be easy for you to spot. trust me, the first time you find tag-on designer for like 3 bucks or less, you will be hooked!

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  13. That trench is fabulous! What a find! I sell vintage clothes too and would've snapped that up in a minute. I can see why you had your hubby guard the cart! I'm your newest follower and I hope you can pop over to Cottage and Creek and follow back.
    Lynn
    www.cottageandcreek.com

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    1. hubby doesn't come with me all of the time but i love it when he does so he can guard my purchases! if he gets bored, i will find him sitting on a couch checking the stock market on his phone.

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  14. Ive scored Gucci Sunglasses (with their Gucci Case)for $5Au at one shop in North QLD, And 2 Gucci belts in the middle of the Northern Territory at St Vincents! Love op-shopping, as we call it in Oz!

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    1. nice 'op-shop' score...gucci, with the case, and belts? awesome!

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  15. Don't you love finding amazing treasures? I thought I would never find a Burberry trench, but I did! It just takes a lot of searching, but keep looking, you just never know.

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    1. yep, i find if i go to the thrifts with an open mind, i find so much more. i think if you are focused on looking for 1 specific thing you miss all of the other good stuff. nice find on the trench!

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  16. ... Found a Burberry flannel shirt today at Savers and tried it on... I passed on it because it wasn't really my style and I wouldn't wear it at $18 (apparently, they know it's better than everything else too). Perhaps I could've sold it for enough to justify bringing it home? At least I now know to look out for that brand too!

    Good luck!

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    1. Hi Mike, Thank you for visiting the blog! You know, I may have left it behind too. I am so price sensitive, even for my resale items, that it has to be rock bottom for me to buy it.
      Nice find on the Tevas. I still remember that mine had a pink design on the straps.

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  17. Oh, and my favorite finds have been: (1) a pair of my favorite sandals (Teva brand, circa 1996; found a couple of weeks ago) and (2) a bunch of bicycling clothing last week. All my size, of course!

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  18. Oh. My. God. I would pretty much do anyting for that. You are incredibly lucky to have found it. It would totally fit me and I would have been in tears!

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  19. emfox, if you are totally dying for this coat, it is in my ebay store with a buy it now, or make an offer (hint...make me an offer!) be sure to check the measurements to make sure it will fit. it is a long-length coat. glad you like it:)

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  20. same thing happened to me today, regarding the burberrys'. mine was a tan trench, all buttons intact. taking to the the tailor tomorrow for a slight alteration.

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  21. WOW YOUR AWESOOOOOMMMMMEEEEE I LUUUUVVVEEE YOUU !!!

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