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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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year 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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1 year 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
Community Member
1 year 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
1 year ago

TACOS

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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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1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
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1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

wow

THEPS
Community Member
1 year ago

you stole my comment lol

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Melissa Nunya
Community Member
1 year ago

My mom bought a statue with 3 frogs at a garage sale. I asked her "what are they doing" and she says "I think they are playing leapfrog" flipped it over and on the bottom it said ménage a frog" I don't think they are playing leapfrog mom lol

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Priceless comment.

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Casper Slinkman
Community Member
1 year ago

Imagine giving this as a present to granny who loves animals en never thought about looking at their bellies ;)

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh, man. Now I need to go check all my ceramic frogs. Some of which I've had for decades......🐸🐸🐸

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

No wonder they keep multiplying.

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Jean van der Merwe
Community Member
1 year ago

They look so innocent from the top!

Maria Curtis
Community Member
1 year ago

My grandfather had these when I was growing up. Thanks for the reminder!

jsjwalker
Community Member
1 year ago

We had these growing up and they were stackable.

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Community Member
1 year ago

"Toad-ally" peeper keepers.

Marek Cieślik
Community Member
1 year ago

Every time you flip them over, somewhere in the world a little biologist dies.

Rebekah
Community Member
1 year ago

When a daddy and mommy frog love each other very much...

glowworm2
Community Member
1 year ago

Aw, these are cute--wait a second!

FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
1 year ago

Surprise, Surprise.

Cynthia Campbell
Community Member
1 year ago

I found those too! Mine are 3 frogs and the third is a hermaphrodite frog! Made in occupied Japan wtf!

Dork Fork Bork
Community Member
1 year ago

My old roommate had a pair of these, would get people to flip them. It was funny every time.

Smerv
Community Member
1 year ago

So these were not

Suzan Sweeney
Community Member
1 year ago

My grams had these when I was young. You show them to someone and ask how do you tell the difference between male and female frogs. When you obviously can't from their normal position, you flip them over. Scandalous! 😂

Molly Block
Community Member
1 year ago

My grandmother had a set of these.

Letitia Hedding
Community Member
1 year ago

god...

Merps
Community Member
1 year ago

The fuck

Char Char
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh Jesus fix it!

KarmaQueen
Community Member
1 year ago

I had to reread the heading because I was not getting it, then I scrolled own.

PandaPiñata
Community Member
1 year ago

I dare you to kiss them. Put on a blindfold and guess which side you kissed. Then see what happens.

BusLady
Community Member
1 year ago

And guess which one you kissed.

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Irma Goncalves
Community Member
1 year ago

Nooooo seriously... ?? LOL

thepotatogirl
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

was NOT expecting that XD

Amazon QT
Community Member
1 year ago

Hilarious.

Zara
Community Member
1 year ago

Lol😂😂

Laly Lynch
Community Member
1 year ago

Yup! They're keepers!

Sherry Harvey
Community Member
1 year ago

You can display them right next to the giraffe and the balding tourist.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
1 year ago

Same with turtles

Laura Martin
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG! Who would have guessed? Thanks for the tip!

Jennifer McCraw
Community Member
1 year ago

I had some of those, but I don't remember where I found them.

Sue Knerl
Community Member
1 year ago

My mom in law has turtles.

MidnightFury
Community Member
1 year ago

...they even painted it

Kelly Horrigan
Community Member
1 year ago

Awesome Sauce!

KCN
Community Member
1 year ago

(Sputter.) HAHAHAHAHA!

Christine Rockwell
Community Member
1 year ago

My grandma had these on her basement bar.

Vonny Browne
Community Member
1 year ago

It took me a minute and then...uh okaaaaaay...

Bored Silly
Community Member
3 months ago

Oh My.....

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
10 months ago

Hilarious! 🤣

Cristina Steele
Community Member
11 months ago

Bwahahahahaa

Lisa Francisco
Community Member
1 year ago

I have the turtle versions of these. Also found at a garage sale!

Taylor Wood
Community Member
1 year ago

I found one of these at an antique store but it was a turtle, I laughed so hard I cried

Mortuarylover
Community Member
1 year ago

😂

Roxy Faulkner
Community Member
1 year ago

Noooooooo!

Debra Brooks Kapellakis
Community Member
1 year ago

I collect frogs and turtles. These are AMAZING!!!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
1 year ago

A little surprise right ???

Naomi Cline
Community Member
1 year ago

Hilarious!

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
1 year ago

The secrets of the animal kingdom.

Lisa Duncan
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG those are PRICELESS!! HAHAHA

Anja Schmidt
Community Member
1 year ago

never seen this in germany :D Learned!

Kourtney Tente
Community Member
1 year ago

I never thought I’d need these but I so do.....gotta put them on a glass table or shelf or something

Lisa Champion
Community Member
1 year ago

I used to have these.

SprinkleDrop
Community Member
1 year ago

Ohmygosh

Tracy Wood
Community Member
1 year ago

Wot tha?

Valerie Thomas
Community Member
1 year ago

I think I need to make an appointment with my therapist now....

Gracie Mae
Community Member
1 year ago

my mom has/had a set of these!

Shelly Knope
Community Member
1 year ago

That's...something

Bettye McKee
Community Member
1 year ago

How else would know which is which? It's what you do with puppies.

Laura Owens
Community Member
1 year ago

I know someone who has a set of these! :)

Laura Owens
Community Member
1 year ago

I know someone that has these :)

Elise Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

Gives me a whole new perspective on the game of Leap Frog.

Tambot
Community Member
1 year ago

I will now look at frogs in a very different way...

KrisandBrandie Kaz
Community Member
1 year ago

my grandma had the mold to make these silly frogs. hilarious to see them here too.

Julie Reutter
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahahahahahaha!!!!😂🤣😂🤣😂🤣😂

Therasa Rogers
Community Member
1 year ago

My parents have these

Ashley Wright
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG

Barbara Baxendale
Community Member
1 year ago

OMG

Reenie Smith Shaw
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahahahaha

Major Houlihan Bear
Community Member
1 year ago

Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah

Kim Lorton
Community Member
1 year ago

Hahahahahahahahaha! Wonnderful!

bpanther
Community Member
1 year ago

Had a sand-filled frog that you hold on your stretched out fingers and when you shut your hand, it's hanging out between your fingers... nice one for showing the ladies !!!

elise breedveld
Community Member
1 year ago

XD

Molly Block
Community Member
1 year ago

That is one hung frog, by the way! Wowza! She's a lucky girl!

KoIvanov
Community Member
1 year ago

Wrong genitals for the species.

Val/Malibu/Dante/Bob
Community Member
1 year ago

Shush don’t ruin the humour lol

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Susanne Russell
Community Member
1 year ago

I sooooo NEEEED these!

karinagoldfish
Community Member
1 year ago

I feel bad for the person who took one look at these frogs and then bought them on an impulse bc they were "cute"

Id row
Community Member
1 year ago

Does everything have to be tainted? Is there nothing pure anymore?

Christine Kennedy
Community Member
1 year ago

I work in St. Louis' eclectic masterpiece antique shop, R. Ege Antiques, we had these not too long ago.

Lola Run
Community Member
1 year ago

xDDDD

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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
1 year 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
1 year 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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1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

that one guy with his eyes closed...lol

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