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My Thrift Store Find!

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I am so excited -- I just have to share!  

 

I was at our local GW store the other day.  Browsing for this and that.  What did I come across  - butr a beautiful dark red leather Tod's bag!!!  

 

Couldn't believe my luck.  It's a type of satchel/shopper.  The outside is unmarred in any way.  Inside has a tiny bit of wear, but not much.

 

Normally, the better bags, such as Coach, etc., the store will put a price of $25 or $30 on, but this one was marked as the usual ones  - $4.99!

 

Well, I recognized the Tod's name from shoes and knew this was a good name.  But I looked on line and saw that bags of a similar size and design - new, are selling for $900 up to $1500 and even more!

 

Yippee --- finally --- a real treasure!!!  

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Didn't mean to put a spoiler --- got so excited --- I hit a wrong button!!  LOL!!!   

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Sounds like Goodwill didn't know what they had!  Congratulations on your find!

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Wow, what a triumph, that is truly a lucky find!  


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You hit the jackpot!  Love browsing through thrift stores.  27 years ago I found a Chanel quilted bag for $25.  It has been authenticated to be the real thing.  I passed this on to my DD and she carries it with her to special occasions.

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I once found three Hermes scarves, brand new, in their original boxes at a St. Vincent's.

 

Such finds are hard to come by, but fun when they do!

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Congratulations, AngelPuppy!!! You are a lucky girl! I'm sure it is a gorgeous handbag. I love Tod's! Enjoy it! Woman Very Happy

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Great findHeart  Some of my favorite handbags have come from second-hand stores.

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Thank you all for your replies and for sharing your wonderful deals!  I don't think I ever got such a great item in a thirft store before.  As I said, I knew the Tod's name and knew that this was great quality, but really didn't know how expensive these bags were until I went on-line.  I was totally shocked!!!  I am certainly going to enjoy carrying this bag and will be proud to show it off.  Though, of course, I am not going to reveal to all how much I paid!  LOL!!!  

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Sounds like a bonus to me.  Smiley Happy

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Great find.   Obviously, the store was not familiar with Tod. Sometimes it pays to go the second hand stores and Goodwill as a lot of wealthy women get tired of their clothes, etc. and donate.  Enjoy your bag.  Cat TongueCat Happy