You can spend hours in a supermarket and still not find what you're looking for. Or you can go into a thrift store without searching for anything in particular and walk away with a full bag. I mean, how could you walk away from a plate with a drawing of a bird pooping, with the words, "Here's your snack, dumbass" written all over it? It would go beautifully with that cat-shaped dispenser that shoots tissues out of its butt. Bored Panda has collected some of the most delightfully weird second-hand finds people have ever come across and you have to see them to believe them!
Two Months Ago, My 20 Year Old Kitty Passed Away. After All Those Years, I've Been Heartbroken. Yesterday I Went Downtown To The Salvation Army Store And Found This Gem. I Pasted My Kitty's Photo In The Image So You Can See How Amazing This Is. I Mean. It Is Her!
According to research conducted by thredUp, the second-hand clothing market will grow to nearly 1.5x the size of fast fashion by 2028.
"The last few years of growth in the resale market have been driven by the early adopters (the same ones who first adopted Airbnb or Lyft or DoorDash), but now the skeptics are starting to come around," James Reinhart, Co-Founder & CEO of thredUP said. "We’re seeing first-time thrifters coming to platforms like ours in droves. Not surprisingly, the younger generations are leading this charge, with millennials and Gen Z adopting secondhand 2.5x faster than other age groups."
Y'all, My Local Bin Dig Store Had A Fill-A-Cart For $10 Sale, So I Started Filling Up On Small Toys To Hand Out At Halloween. I Grabbed This Fake Credit Card, Because It Said James Bond On It. This Morning, I Noticed There Was A Slider On The Back And Opened It. It's A Freaking Lock Picking Set!!!
The thredUp report says that in 2028, the second-hand market will be worth US$64 billion, in comparison to US$44 billion for fast fashion. As of 2018, fast fashion was worth US$35 billion and second-hand US$24 billion.
"The retail sector needs to find ways to embrace, acquire, or partner with resale business models because customer adoption is likely to continue," broker-dealer business Cowen and Company said. "Customers of the future will look for ways to recycle, resell or upcycle, and will be drawn to the incredible value of buying secondhand. We believe that brands will need to partner with resale sites and support the circular economy."
I Found This Last Week And It’s Definitely My Favorite Thing I’ve Seen At An Antique Or Thrift Store. Introducing The Violin Vampire Killing Kit!
Even traditional retailers are starting to embrace secondhand. For example, Airbnb is building homes that are designed to be shared, not owned, and IKEA has announced plans to offer furniture rentals.
"The resale customer is no longer somebody else’s customer, they are everybody’s customer," Reinhart added. "Mass market or luxury, if people can find a high-quality product for much less, they’ll choose used. As the line between new and used apparel blurs for consumers, a powerful transformation in retail will unfold
My 9 Year Old Daughter Found This Today At The Goodwill In Niles, Michigan. She Said He Had To Come Home With Us Because She Loves Weird Things And She Just Knew That Nobody Else Would Buy Him And He Would Be Lonely
Found This Yesterday And Bought For My Son, Who Loved It! Best £2 Spent Ever!
I Rescued This Incredible Globe From The Trash, It’s About 20” Tall And Handcrafted With Semi-Precious Stones And A Brass Base. Not Really That Weird But Definitely Second Hand And Pretty Unusual
Lucky Enough To Find Matching Dresses For My Boyfriend And Me So We Could Do This Pose At The Stanley Hotel. Estes Park, Co Thrift Shop
My 6 Year Old Spent Her Allowance On A Hand Painted, Canvas Portrait Of A Goat She Found At The Flea Market. Yes It Came Home. It's Now Hung In Her Room
This Large, Weird Mushroom House Lamp From The '70s Is One Of My Favorite Second Hand Finds.
I used to work at a little used book store, and one day this guy just showed up with a box of old books and two of these lamps in it and said "Keep 'em". My boss didn't want them, so my coworker and I each got one
Thrift Store Painting To Which Someone Had Added A Dinosaur
Who Remembers ....
Just Had To Share This Charming Tissue Dispenser I Came Across In New York
Bought A Nice Frame At Goodwill For $0.50. Put A Photo In It And Kept Seeing A Smudge. Removed The Back And Held It Up To The Light And Saw This...
I Literally Darted Across The Store When I Saw Her. She’s So Fancy I Love It
I Don't Know If These Qualify As Weird As Much As They Do Amazing. Found At A Small Local Thrift Store. I Picked Them Up Without Hesitation
I Found This At Goodwill! This Has Officially Become My Wedding Rehearsal Bouquet!
Yes I Did Buy This Elephant Sweatshirt. Made Me Laugh Too Hard Not Too
Check Out This Kraken Stand I Have In My Kitchen Now
Got The Dragon For Free! It Stands About 7 Feet Tall And Is Hand Pounded Tin
It was a tent topper for a circus I think. I got it from a guy whos uncle had one of PT Barnums houses here in Denver. I gave him some real estate advice and he gave me Dragon. It has a hole where the mouth is for smoke and a spot for the tongue but the tongue is missing. It’s super light! It had been in the back yard for years and was covered in weeds. I dream that it traveled the world on sideshow adventures
Really Beautiful And Intricately Carved Skull At Asiabarong Gallery, Great Barrington Ma
So... I Couldn't Be Happier With My Goodwill Find Today. I Previously Worked For A Termite And Pest Control Company But They Closed 2 Julys Ago
Today...I was hired as a data entry coordinator at a new and much better pest control company!!!! I headed to goodwill to beef up my office clothing and found this gem!!! Perfect addition to my eccentric office lady wardrobe!
My Four Year Old Daughter Absolutely Could Not Live Without This Four Foot Rainbow Trout!
So Brought These From Savers And Didn’t Look At The Back
Obviously This Shirt Had To Come Home With Me Today. It's Way Too Large For Me But Oh Well
Pencil Flats. I Hope A Teacher Somewhere Out There Will Stumble Upon These Gems
I Wanted To Give Y’all An Update On How Absolutely Perfect This Crazy Piece Looks In My Bright, Plant Filled Dining Room
Thank You To The Saint Who Donated This. It’s Now Thriving In Its New, Loving Home!
The Other Ladies Thought It Was Super Weird, As Soon As I Seen It I Knew It Had To Come Home With Me!! (Whether It Fit Or Not)
Found This Gem Today At Savers In St. Louis. Pretty Sure It’s Homemade (No Tags) And For $2.99, You’d Better Believe It Came Home With Me
My Best Friend And I Wore Thrift Store Wedding Dresses To A Showing Of Bridesmaids. After The Show, This Woman Stopped Us. She Was The Original Owner Of Our Dresses. Both Dresses!!!
Mine is from her first wedding and my friend's from her second..... A small world post from today reminded me of this glorious moment
You Could Have Heard Me Squeal With Glee When I Walked Up On This Gem! I Grabbed It And Held On Tight (Granted No One Else Was Around At The Time)
In At Atlanta Area Goodwill, July 15. When I Told My Son I Didn't Buy It He Said "What's Wrong With You?!"
Found This At A Goodwill. Adorable Little Animals To Impale What A Weird Toy
Back In January, I Acquired One Of My Most Prized Possessions- A Life-Sized Cast Replica Of An Apatosaurus Femur Bone!
It is a little over 6 feet tall and made of fiberglass. My friend Kathleen and I found it at a Pocono antique mall for a little over $160. The first time I saw it I actually left it behind, wondering “do I reallyyyy need a dinosaur bone?” And I regretted it all week! Once the market was open again I raced up to bring it home in the middle of a snow storm and it is now permanently on display in my living room
I Present... Bizarre Cat Trinket Pot! It Did Not Come Home With Me
Went To An Antique Store Liquidation. Mostly A Bust But I Did Leave With Some New Bling
My Niece Found This Fabulous Dinosaur Dress At The Salvation Army Store Today. It Is So Cute On Her And It Did Go Home With Her
I Found Casket Barbie Today. I Low Key Regret Not Taking Her Home
I Found This In A Yard Sale
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