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
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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
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1 year ago

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

BusLady
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1 year ago

In that case, they aren't really Christians. His teachings were to love everyone.

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Amberly Middlemiss
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1 year ago

they should make another one saying 'thats not what i meant' for all the people who take bible verses out of context haha

John Carr
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1 year ago

Archaeologists near Mount Sinai have discovered what is believed to be a missing page from the Bible. The page is currently being carbon dated in Bonn. If genuine it belongs at the beginning of the Bible and is believed to read "To my darling Candy. All characters portrayed within this book are fictitious and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental." The page has been universally condemned by church leaders.

GiantSpaceTiger
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1 year ago

Red dwarf!

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Carol Emory
Community Member
1 year ago

I saw a t-shirt the other day that had Jesus in a hockey outfit that said "Jesus Saves! He passes to Moses. He shoots! SCORE!!"

John Carr
Community Member
1 year ago

I used to have a tshirt with "Jesus saves......but nerds do backups".

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Emily Stander
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1 year ago

omg you guys, I said figs

Peter Bear
Community Member
1 year ago

This is right up there with my favorite meme on the subject. "Love thy neighbor as thyself" "But Jesus, what about... "B*tch, did I stutter?"

Steve Cruz
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1 year ago

"CELEBRATE, not 'celibate'."

Roger Bird
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1 year ago

Never mind that every other religion on Earth says "celibate".

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Colin Leetham
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1 year ago

"I said I don't like FIGS!"

Luca Giordano
Community Member
1 year ago

Excellent !!!

Smerv
Community Member
1 year ago

Love it

Zoey Fraire
Community Member
1 year ago

I’m an atheist but I completely respect the Christianity beliefs I have read the Bible multiple times and went to to church every Wednesday and Sunday morning and evening to help with bible study but it’s very hard for me to believe because of past trauma I’ve had and I’m naturally a very skeptical person but I will never bash someone for their beliefs because if that’s what helps them find purpose and happiness in life then I’m happy for them. I feel like we should all appreciate one another no matter what they do or don’t believe in

Renata Gyorgy
Community Member
1 year ago

Brilliant

Sage Jay
Community Member
1 year ago

Homophobic/Transphobic/Racist/Sexist Christians: your going to hell!!!!!11! ////// Jesus: way to spread my love, huh

Fran Morasco
Community Member
7 months ago

Definitely would buy this

GeeGee
Community Member
1 year ago

Good grief, people, you either believe or you don’t. Let’s not get into this

Panda Baller
Community Member
1 year ago

Could I just venom you real quick? Let me take that hot item off your hands! lol

Faith Arnold
Community Member
1 year ago

The bible was not written by Jesus. His word has been conveniently adapted by scribes and translators over the 2019 years since he died. Jesus did not write anything down. So how can devout Christians be so gullible? Jesus' actions speak louder than any words in the Bible. He was a Middle Eastern jew. He befriended drunks, homeless people and prostitutes and he was a drop-out himself. If he were to come back now, those who righteously spout his name would shun him and denounce him.

First.time.in.Space
Community Member
1 year ago

So much drama around Jesus, isn't it?

June Degarmo
Community Member
1 year ago

ROFLMAO

Jonny Chevalier
Community Member
1 year ago

perfect!!

Pamela Scott
Community Member
1 year ago

Many judgement folks could use see this! Hope I don't sound judgement al I just remember being the little kid listening to "ladies whispering about how much I looked like my Dad behind my back. I had no control over that triangle! I think they might have thought I was to young to catch on. Maybe.

Joannie Goulet
Community Member
1 year ago

I need this.

FortnitePlayerGirl
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1 year ago

Teenage Girls in a Nutshell

Clematis
Community Member
1 year ago

Gimme.

Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

WWJD

Colin Leetham
Community Member
1 year ago

Who Wants Jelly Donuts?

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Elise Williams
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't think this was the cup used during the Last Supper. (Yes, I know I'm probably going to roast for that but at least I won't worry about passing and possible breaking the Holy Grail.)

Molly Block
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm still not understanding what it was jesus said he didn't say??

Roger Bird
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1 year ago

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And you liberals/conservatives/political people don't know what He said either.

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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
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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
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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
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1 year 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
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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