16 People Who Stumbled Upon Gold While Shopping at Thrift Stores

10 months ago

When thrifting first appeared years ago, people weren’t very accepting of it since they thought it was unsanitary. However, as years have gone by, more and more people decide to sell their clothes to these stores or visit them for their shopping. One reason for that change can be how fast fashion is creating so much waste each year, so people try to recycle perfectly good garments. Or maybe some people hate the fast-changing fashion and want to support vintage items.

1. “I’ve found interesting things in thrifted suit pockets before, but never $2000 in cash.”

2. “This dress fit like it was tailored for me — just $7.99 at a thrift store! All handmade and no tags. I love it!”

3. “I was starting to lose hope that I’d be able to thrift my wedding dress. I bought this today for $60! With alterations and cleaning, it still comes in far under what I would’ve paid for something a lot simpler. I’m in love!”

4. “Bought at my local small town thrift store. I love him.”

5. “An entirely thrifted autumn outfit”

6. “Bought these pants/overalls for $6!”

7. “Catch and release: a very ’70s plaid couch with an AM/FM radio in the arm.”

8. “Today I found this beautiful $300 wedding dress from 1969. I saw it on the rack and thought I’d be fun to try on. I didn’t expect it to be so breathtakingly pretty!”

9. “My favorite dress ever was $8.”

10. “I’ve been searching thrift stores for a couple of months for my wedding attire, and I finally found this brand new jumpsuit for $5.”

11. “Thrift store prom dress this year!”

12. “This beautiful yellow vintage coat! $10!”

13. “Found this watch at a flea market. I figured it was worth 5 bucks. Once you pull the movement out, the total weight was 22.1 G. It turned out to be 14-karat gold.”

14. “One of my favorite hauls contained this nice, retro dress that cost $5.”

15. “When the checkout person asked me what this was, I muttered that it was for making coffee and ran away. $1,200 La Pavoni Europiccola espresso maker for $6.50.”

16. “Scored this vintage jumpsuit for just $15. It’s like I won a lottery!”

Have you ever been this lucky while shopping at a thrift store? Was it an expensive piece of jewelry or a magnificent piece of clothing?

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