There’s nothing quite like thrifting an incredible find for an unbeatable price. When one woman shared a local thrift store find that saved the buyer over $800, Redditors applauded the savvy shopper on the designer score.
“My cousin found these genuine Ferragamo shoes for $4 at a local thrift store,” the thrilled Redditor shared. “They are in near-perfect condition and a perfect fit … Still in season and go for $880 on the Ferragamo site!”
For shoppers who enjoy saving money and the thrill of the hunt, thrifting is a fun way to refresh the wardrobe. Lucky shoppers might even come across some astonishing deals like those designer Ferragamo flats.
Some thrift and consignment shops also accept trades of gently worn apparel for cash back. Not only do thrifters save money, but they can also feel good about mitigating some of the impacts of fast fashion by giving their secondhand finds a new life.
Throwing away new clothes and replacing them each season or with every changing trend is fueling humanitarian and environmental crises with huge amounts of textile waste piling up in landfills and dump sites across the globe. In addition to the polluting gases created by producing and transporting mass quantities of clothing, the items are often less durable and made from synthetic materials including plastics.
Although thrift stores face their own issues with responsibly discarding excess items and fashion waste, they can be a treasure trove of quality pieces from clothing and accessories to furniture and décor.
Even slightly worn or damaged items can be major finds with some simple fixes or alterations. A visit to a local tailor or cobbler, or even learning some basic techniques yourself, can extend the life of clothes even further. Taking care of clothing, new or thrifted, will help you get the most from each piece.
As one Redditor suggested to the owner of the Ferragamo find, “If they are older and haven’t had the soles replaced I recommend taking them to a cobbler.”
Another Redditor summed up beautifully, saying, “Treat ‘em nice and they’ll last forever.”
Others were impressed by the sweet score.
“That’s such a classic style in such great condition. Congrats!” said one person.
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