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Shopper shows off iconic kitchenware found of shelf at local thrift store: 'That is so beautiful'

"Everyone's favorite find finally happened to me."

"Everyone's favorite find finally happened to me."

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One Redditor posted a photo of a rare thrift store find — a sunny yellow Le Creuset Dutch oven at a mere fraction of its retail price for only $45. This gleeful find stirred up a whirl of excitement, making it a personal triumph for the thrifty shopper. 

"Everyone's favorite find finally happened to me," they wrote in the subreddit r/ThriftStoreHauls

"Huge find. Outside looks good. Show us the enamel!" one person said enthusiastically.

"Everyone's favorite find finally happened to me."
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After the original poster revealed an unblemished interior, another commenter replied: "Oh gasp. I was envious, now I am downright jealous! I am imagining cooking up so many wonderful dishes in this beauty! Great find and price! Congratulations!"

This shows how even the most coveted kitchenware can be part of a sustainable lifestyle, satisfying eco-conscious consumers everywhere with the discovery of affordability. Thrift stores have become modern-day treasure troves for those looking to score high-quality items like the iconic Le Creuset without the steep prices. 

As savvy shoppers bypass retail for pre-loved gems, the hunt for quality cookware turns into a sustainable pursuit. Each cast-iron find whispers stories of past feats and promises new culinary adventures, all while championing the ethos of reuse and recycling in your kitchen.

It's easy to see why the secondhand industry is on an upward trajectory, with 41% of all consumers looking to repurpose items before turning to something new, according to ThredUp's 2024 Resale Report

Le Creuset Dutch ovens typically have a retail price of around $300 and are coveted for their superior craftsmanship and timeless appeal in kitchens worldwide. Thrifting flips the script on such luxury, offering the eco-savvy a chance to indulge responsibly.

The average American drops $450 annually on clothing and shoes. By choosing thrift items at a third of their retail cost, consumers can pocket around $75 yearly. For example, you could find a Coach bag, averaging roughly $100 to $400 in retail pricing, at a thrift store for $9.99. Or, how about a $1,800 suitcase for around $20?

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What's more, if every consumer bought just one secondhand item instead of a new one, more than 2 billion pounds of carbon pollution would be eliminated over a year, according to ThredUp. Additionally, they could cut down on the more than 100 million tons of textile waste going to landfills. 

"That is so beautiful," another commenter wrote on the OP's post. 

"A cheery color and great find!" someone else said

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