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Thrifter ecstatic after trip ends in wild wardrobe haul: 'I giggled the entire way home'

"That is some gold medal thrifting!"

"That is some gold medal thrifting!"

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One fortunate shopper struck gold after a recent thrift store run, posting a photo of their new high-end wardrobe in the r/ThriftStoreHauls Reddit thread.

"Probably my best haul ever I giggled the entire way home," the poster gushed in the caption. 

In the comments, they described the designer clothing they found: their first-ever Burberry coat, a vintage wool coat, a Columbia omni heat vest, a Lands' End jacket, a pair of Doc Martens, and Frye leather boots.

"That is some gold medal thrifting!"
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Best of all, it all only cost them $80 after applying a coupon, proving that you don't have to break the bank to dress in style. 

Buying secondhand clothing at thrift stores or consignment shops can help you save tons of money, especially when it comes to designer items. When you consider that just one of those coats or shoes can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars, the original poster hit the thrifting jackpot. 

Shoppers worldwide have realized the amazing benefits of buying used clothing, as a recent thredUP report found the global secondhand market grew by 28% in 2022. By 2024, it's projected that resale apparel will make up 10% of the global clothing market.

That's a huge win for the environment, too, because around 53 million metric tons of clothing (mostly from the fast-fashion industry) either get burned or sent to landfills each year, according to a news report from the Columbia Climate School. As the materials decompose, they release harmful planet-warming gasses like methane into the atmosphere.

Not only can thrifting help you feel good about saving the planet, but it's also a great way to find other valuable or unique items, like priceless historical artifacts and even Gucci wallpaper.

Commenters were thrilled for the lucky thrifter, with one writing, "Wow!! great haul. I'm LOVING the Burberry coat." 

The original poster replied, "Fits like a glove too, I can't wait to wear it all season!"

"That is some gold medal thrifting!" another Redditor said in the thread, clearly impressed with the incredible clothing haul. 

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