The biggest thrift store bargain ever

Not mine, sadly, but I watched this wonderful story unfold on Reddit. I am so happy for the person who found this. She seems so nice. What an absolutely stunning find. And that it went to someone who could never have afforded it is even more fantastic. She wears it frequently which is great.

If this ever happened to me (unlikely) I would give some money back to the thrift store and support it for the rest of my life with donations. But I would keep the item to wear, not return it to the shop. I would be so fabulous every single day! I have previously seen (with a handbag the store did not realise was designer) a shop demand the item back. Big charities are now running their organisations like businesses, so I am not very sympathetic to them anymore when this happens.

…and when it went onto Antiques Roadshow, it was valued at up to $60,000

The whole story unfolded in one of my favourite subreddits, Thriftstorehauls, where people share the bargains and beauties they have found while thrifting. Tomorrows-Forecast frequently shares her jewellery and other finds, and is always super-friendly, responsive, and kind. I am so happy for her amazing luck!

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

4 thoughts

  1. What a fantastic story! Lucky lady to have found such a gorgeous and valuable necklace. I wonder what she’s going to do with it and if she’s going to keep it. It’s really lovely!

    Unfortunately, the thrift stores in my area are few and far between… I wish I was in England again where there were so many of them!

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