Looking for sales and deals is always a great way to shop, but it’s especially useful when you want something expensive. One thrifter managed to find a high-quality, trendy coat from the brand Carhartt for just $20.
The find was featured on the Reddit thread r/ThriftStoreHauls, and the jacket is a stylish denim in great condition. It was part of the “Southwest Collection” that ran in the ‘90s, which is now considered vintage. They are described on the r/Carhartt thread as being a “highly sought-after” style.
“I couldn’t believe my eyes,” the Redditor said in a comment on the post.
Given the high quality, Carhartt clothing tends to be a bit pricey, with jackets ranging from $70 to well over $100. Comments on the post mention that some resellers even price jackets in this collection at over $350 because they’re so highly sought-after — meaning this thrifter really found a steal.
This Redditor isn’t the only one to have a thrifting success story, though. One shopper found a Brooks Brothers coat for $45, when it would normally sell for nearly $1,500. Another thrifter managed to snag a luxury handbag by the brand Launer — which was loved by Queen Elizabeth II herself — and those bags can cost over $4,000 each.
Even if you’re not finding luxury brands at your local thrift stores, a report stated that shoppers still save an average of $1,700 per year by shopping secondhand.
Not only that, but shopping secondhand is also great for the environment.
When you shop secondhand, you’re actively helping the environment while simultaneously taking it easy on your wallet.
Commenters on the post were thrilled for the Redditor and envious of the find.
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