My Thrift Store Find…..(a Salvatore Ferragamo Bag)
To thrift or not to thrift that is the question? During my school age years it was looked down upon to shop at second-hand or thrift stores. Mainly because back then clothes weren’t as stylish as they are now (in my opinion). But I must say that nowadays with the economy being the way it is people are having to part with their better quality items just to make ends meet. I see alot of yard sales on Saturday’s and Ebay and Craigslist are filled with reasonable goodies. Which brings me to the topic at hand. Last week my Mom came across this “authentic” Salvatore Ferragamo handbag at Diversity Thrift store here in Richmond. Can you guess the price she paid?…..$3.98. Yes your eyes do not fool you. It wasn’t even “Four Bucks”. I quickly told her that I would “keep” it for her (wink,wink). Now I will admit, I don’t shop there as much as she does, but after seeing this bag I’m gonna start. You really have to have patience, and sanitizer lol, to rake through all the items thoroughly. Over the years she and I have found Gucci and Fendi bags and shoes all for a fraction of the original prices. I’m a strong believer in mixing high with low so although I do buy designer items from department stores, I never turn my nose up at second hand stores either. I haven’t found the original price yet on this handbag below but I have googled it over and over. I’m estimating it was originally no less than $500 according to similiar handbags that I see on the Salvatore Ferragamo website. (If any of you happen to locate and price this exact one, please feel free to comment under this post). But if you know like I know, I’d head out to my nearest thrift store asap!
Google local thrift stores in your area, but here are a few good one’s here in Richmond, Virginia:
Fan Tastic Thrift, 1914 West Main Street, Richmond, VA 23220-4522 (804) 358-7164
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