One person's trash is another person's new favorite item - and the numbers are there to back it up. According to research from retail analytics firm GlobalData the fashion resale market is growing 21 times faster than the retail market, shown over the past three years. There are many reasons why people have taken to thrifting, from environmental to affordable, but when you look at the one-of-a-kind thrift store finds in the list below - one answer could be where else could you find this stuff?

From photos of doppelgangers to toys from your childhood or an autographed Stephen King novel, you never know what is waiting for you that in a garage sale or a thrift store. Scroll down below to see the best of these interesting finds, and don't forget to upvote your favs!

#1

The Best $1.99 I Will Ever Spend In My Lifetime

The Best $1.99 I Will Ever Spend In My Lifetime

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Nancy Tate-Leach
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2 years ago

That’s amazing

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The younger generation is possibly the most environmentally-conscious one yet, and to protect our our earth people are taking initiative to reduce waste. Buying second-hand clothes from thrift shops significantly reduces not just waste but pollution as well. No matter what material your clothes are made of the production of garments is detrimental to the environment. To produce synthetic materials such as polyester requires the use of petroleum and byproducts of toxic gases. Post-production even causes a toll through transportation-related pollution. When you buy second-hand clothing the transportation decreases significantly and they are less likely to end up in a landfill.

#2

My $2 Thrift Store Repaint

My $2 Thrift Store Repaint

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Jean van der Merwe
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2 years ago

Super cool!

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#3

My New Lunch Box, Thanks Goodwill

My New Lunch Box, Thanks Goodwill

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Vic
Community Member
2 years ago

Hahaha.. brilliant!! Carry a rare steak to office.. you will get some priceless reactions at lunchtime..

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Thrifting is not just environmentally conscious but can be socially as well. When you buy from large corporations you know you run the risk of contributing to unethical labor practices, but while you can't unmake clothes you can save yourself from investing more money into these companies by only buying them second-hand. As a bonus, many thrift shores donate or support charities, raising money for their communities or humanitarian aid.

#4

Someone Who Works At A Charity Shop Put Jeff Goldblum In Every Single Photo Frame

Someone Who Works At A Charity Shop Put Jeff Goldblum In Every Single Photo Frame

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Liz Mosby
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2 years ago

Brilliant.

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#5

Funny Coffee Mug I Found Today

Funny Coffee Mug I Found Today

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Kaisu Rei
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2 years ago

Great for Christians who hate people in Jesus's name despite never having actually read the Bible

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We all want to help out the globe, but thrifting cheap things of course has the added bonus of benefiting shoppers personally. Who doesn't want to snag a designer handbag for $5 or a unique vintage jacket that was discontinued for $3 - compare that with a $50 graphic tee that everyone owns and it will make you want to head to your local thrift store right away.

#6

As A 100% Straight Man, I Had To Have This Shirt

As A 100% Straight Man, I Had To Have This Shirt

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

TACOS

Atlantia Sea
Community Member
2 years ago

lol Make Taco's Not War!

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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
2 years ago

"Brunch Gay"! hahahahaha!!

Zoey Fraire
Community Member
2 years ago

Hi mom even tho it’s spelt different lol

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tuzdayschild
Community Member
2 years ago

Nothing in the world can stop the power of Taco Tuesday!

Johnny
Community Member
2 years ago

Which is more gay - super gay or brunch gay? Asking for a friend.

Shane Chang
Community Member
2 years ago

This is so offensive. Saturday is a MUCH better day for brunch.

Vic
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

I want this t-shirt..

ZombieGirl5591
Community Member
2 years ago

I've seen shirts that say that online recently...check Amazon

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Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 years ago

Hey 100% Straight Man: I like your sense of humor. It's like my super-straight friend who used to hold hands with me as we walked across the green in college. He said, "My mom is a Jewish therapist and disappointed that she has four sons and not one gay." I told him: "Somebody's gotta have fabulous gay children and it ain't gonna be me! Make yo' mama happy."

ollie ollie oxen free
Community Member
2 years ago

i have this shirt!! it comes from spencers

Monday
Community Member
2 years ago

As a 81% straight female I also feel the need for one of these.

Christina Sersif
Community Member
2 years ago

super gay on the weekends XD

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 years ago

And holidays, but there was no real way to work that in.

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Malakai
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm ace but I want this shirt

Cynthia Campbell
Community Member
2 years ago

FABULOUS!

Waqitos
Community Member
2 years ago

100% gay lol

Ellie
Community Member
2 years ago

As a straight female I too want this shirt xD it's perfect

MammaG
Community Member
2 years ago

My daughter needs this.

Bluebell Rizzi
Community Member
2 years ago

I NEED THIS SHIRT

Alyssa Linder
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm always brunch gay😄

Zara
Community Member
2 years ago

As a super gay child I need this shirt

Mary Rose Kent
Community Member
2 years ago

Does super gay mean descended from gay parents? 🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈🏳️‍🌈

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Donald Holder
Community Member
2 years ago

Tacos? Is there something I'm missing here?

Amazon QT
Community Member
2 years ago

😳😳😕

Sage Jay
Community Member
2 years ago

oml tACOS

Shoto Todoroki
Community Member
2 years ago

Taco Tuesday anyone?

Epleskrott
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank god you let us know you're 100%straight

mild anxiety! at the disco
Community Member
2 years ago

Jesus christ thank god YOU let us know what a bitch you are

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Fran Morasco
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahahahaha

Trisha Lynn
Community Member
1 year ago

😂🤣😂🤣

Jeff Heinemann
Community Member
1 year ago

To all the peeps that "need this shirt". It's very easy to find. I believe Amazon sells them. It's super accurate

Susan Mesick
Community Member
1 year ago

Love it!

Kris Kocis
Community Member
1 year ago

Shut up and take my money

the Lemon Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

sunday is the description of my soul :P

John Doe
Community Member
2 years ago

I have a friend who would love this!

Naomi Cline
Community Member
2 years ago

Awesome shirt!

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
2 years ago

Taco Tuesdays

Bo Justin Balila
Community Member
2 years ago

hashahahahahaahhah super gay

Daric Apai (Darquestar1)
Community Member
2 years ago

I want this shirt!

Mark CM
Community Member
2 years ago

100%? ... Yeah, right. Get out of that closet.

Fred Burrows
Community Member
2 years ago

That shirt is so gay .

Janice Seagraves
Community Member
2 years ago

Tacos.

Kim Lorton
Community Member
2 years ago

Love it!

Kyana Winter
Community Member
2 years ago

I have seen this shirt everywhere! I love it <3

Noez 🇸🇪
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh goodness I need this one!

KarmaQueen
Community Member
2 years ago

Love the Taco Tuesday.

Lu
Community Member
2 years ago

Weiners for Sunday brunch? Sorry had to say it. It was wide open...oops again

Hard 2 Guess
Community Member
2 years ago

LOL. Good one.

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2 years ago

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#7

Found A Camera In A Thrift Store That Belonged To A Soldier In WW1. Has Undeveloped Verichrome Film In The Back

Found A Camera In A Thrift Store That Belonged To A Soldier In WW1. Has Undeveloped Verichrome Film In The Back

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Petra
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2 years ago

What was on the developed film?

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Thrift shops aren't the only places to find one-of-a-kind items even garage sales have buried treasure hiding among them. Finding something unique is part of the fun but what about when you find something that has way more value than you paid for it? Think Antiques Roadshow, if you think you found something valuable it is possible it is. One woman paid $10 on a painting to find it valued at $15,000

#8

Found These Weird Ass Salt And Pepper Shakers. A Giraffe Eating A Tourist’s Toupee

Found These Weird Ass Salt And Pepper Shakers. A Giraffe Eating A Tourist’s Toupee

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Liz Mosby
Community Member
2 years ago

Love this.

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#9

Every Garage Sale Should Be This Funny

Every Garage Sale Should Be This Funny

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Vic
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Excellent!! A year to before I can tell the missus stuff I hate at home..

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Reuse and upcycle! Upcycling is a creative process where you transform an old item or material into something new. Many people go thrifting and put a new spin on vintage clothes or old finds to bring them back to life. Thrifting is a way to flex your creative muscles to express individuality. With upcycling old pieces or materials that may be rough around the edges aren't being discarded but have new life breathed back into them.

#10

Couldn't Resist This 70s Rainbow Kettle For $7

Couldn't Resist This 70s Rainbow Kettle For $7

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Toast Of Saint Louis
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm feeling that kettle.

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#11

Best $10 I’ve Ever Spent

Best $10 I’ve Ever Spent

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

can't let my girl see this...

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#12

Got This Bad Boy Last Weekend For $2 And My Boyfriend Has Yet To Notice It On The Wall. I Might Add In The Extra Batteries So It Meows Every Hour

Got This Bad Boy Last Weekend For $2 And My Boyfriend Has Yet To Notice It On The Wall. I Might Add In The Extra Batteries So It Meows Every Hour

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Smerv
Community Member
2 years ago

"...it meows every hour" SOLD

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#13

$10 At A Local Garage Sale! The Old Lady Didn't Even Remember What It Was At First

$10 At A Local Garage Sale! The Old Lady Didn't Even Remember What It Was At First

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

this one is gold...the nostalgia

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#14

I Shouldn't Be Allowed To Thrift For My Clothing Unsupervised

I Shouldn't Be Allowed To Thrift For My Clothing Unsupervised

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Casper Slinkman
Community Member
2 years ago

'oh no! Someone is bashing my favourite 90's show ! :O' who you gonna call? SUPER RETROMAN!!

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#15

I Found A Brand New Version Of My Childhood Teddy Bear At A Flea Market

I Found A Brand New Version Of My Childhood Teddy Bear At A Flea Market

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I'm A Lazy Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that a Berenstain Bear?

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#16

This Thrift Store Photo Is My Doppelganger

This Thrift Store Photo Is My Doppelganger

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

even Elvis can't believe it!

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#17

I Think I Maxed Out When I Found This Work Of Art At A Garage Sale As A Child. Now Proudly Displaying It In My First Apartment

I Think I Maxed Out When I Found This Work Of Art At A Garage Sale As A Child. Now Proudly Displaying It In My First Apartment

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Nancy Tate-Leach
Community Member
2 years ago

That is freaking hilarious.

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#18

Best Charity Shop Find Ever. It’s Going In My Bathroom. £3

Best Charity Shop Find Ever. It’s Going In My Bathroom. £3

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Jean van der Merwe
Community Member
2 years ago

So understated, super effective.

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#19

50 Cent Pick Up. If You Find Ceramic Frogs Out At Yard Sales, Flip Em Over To See If They Are A Keeper

50 Cent Pick Up. If You Find Ceramic Frogs Out At Yard Sales, Flip Em Over To See If They Are A Keeper

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Nancy Tate-Leach
Community Member
2 years ago

wow

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#20

This Fake Light-Plastic Wrench I Found At The Thrift Store. Gonna Throw It At People

This Fake Light-Plastic Wrench I Found At The Thrift Store. Gonna Throw It At People

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Farid Adiyanto
Community Member
2 years ago

I guess it's a movie prop.. for fighting and stuff

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#21

Found This At A Flea Market While On A Trip In PA

Found This At A Flea Market While On A Trip In PA

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athornedrose
Community Member
2 years ago

yes!!!! i need it!

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#22

Every Year We Spend $20 At Goodwill To Dress Each Other Then Get Cheesy Photos Taken Instead Of Buying Presents. We Did Great This Year

Every Year We Spend $20 At Goodwill To Dress Each Other Then Get Cheesy Photos Taken Instead Of Buying Presents. We Did Great This Year

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Charlotte Ayers
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2 years ago

There is always one hotdog in a group...

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#23

Thrift Store, Three Bucks. Pete Painted This Block Of Wood For 14 Years, Almost Every Day

Thrift Store, Three Bucks. Pete Painted This Block Of Wood For 14 Years, Almost Every Day

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Liz Mosby
Community Member
2 years ago

That's actually pretty cool. Just be careful because paint back then had TONS of deadly crap in it. I wouldn't touch it much or put it in your mouth..

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#24

Sometimes You Find Treasures, Sometimes Treasures Find You

Sometimes You Find Treasures, Sometimes Treasures Find You

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N G
Community Member
2 years ago

Always look on the udder side

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#25

On This Day In 2011, I Found 36 Stuffed Pikachus At A Salvation Army

On This Day In 2011, I Found 36 Stuffed Pikachus At A Salvation Army

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Petra
Community Member
2 years ago

Pikachu army

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#26

This Bench My Sister Bought At A Yard Sale Without Measuring The Space First

This Bench My Sister Bought At A Yard Sale Without Measuring The Space First

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

if it fits

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#27

Browsing My Neighborhood Salvation Army

Browsing My Neighborhood Salvation Army

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Sugar Latte
Community Member
2 years ago

*Kicks leg up* “Tip please. Anything above $50 is appreciated!”

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#28

This Thrift Shop Sells Thousands Of Random Family Photos

This Thrift Shop Sells Thousands Of Random Family Photos

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jamie1707
Community Member
2 years ago

I once came across an old Ladies life in a thrift store. Hundreds of hand written letters, hundreds of family photos, her children's birth books, a family bible and on and on and on. It made me very sad, as does this post. I wouldn't want my personal things ending up at a thrift store. I hope if my friends/family don't want them, they would destroy them.

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#29

Found This Beaut For $16. My New Favorite Sweater

Found This Beaut For $16. My New Favorite Sweater

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Kristen Bryer
Community Member
2 years ago

I wish I had a pic of it but in 1986 I actually HAD that exact sweatshirt. It comes in yellow and blue too. We all know why I know that.... the pink one was my absolute favorite. So crazy to see it again.

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#30

This Is My Favorite Mug. I Got It At A Thrift Store And Have No Idea Who These People Are

This Is My Favorite Mug. I Got It At A Thrift Store And Have No Idea Who These People Are

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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

that one guy with his eyes closed...lol

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