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
Community Member
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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Sreenath
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2 years ago

A powerful message indeed!

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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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Smerv
Community Member
2 years ago

Love it

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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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Zoe's Mom
Community Member
2 years ago

"Brunch Gay"! hahahahaha!!

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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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Captain Marvellous ♥️
Community Member
2 years ago

That's amazing! :O

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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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Vicky Zar
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2 years ago

I would love those glasses!

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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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Captain Marvellous ♥️
Community Member
2 years ago

I actually really want this...

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#11

Best $10 I’ve Ever Spent

Best $10 I’ve Ever Spent

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Sugar Latte
Community Member
2 years ago

I. Need. That. Shirt.

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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

AloofFox
Community Member
2 years ago

Me as an auctioneer: Okay everybody, item 274 was for sale, but i've sold it to myself for $700. Person in audience: It's... It's a cat clock. Me: Precisely.

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Happiness is Hippo
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Definitely add the extra batteries! :D

Arietis
Community Member
2 years ago

It's almost Siamese o'clock!

Xoxo
Community Member
2 years ago

Add the batteries and turn it down just low enough that it's not obvious where the meowing is coming from for a few nights of entertainment

glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago

"WHERE DOES THIS MEOWING KEEP COMING FROM?" "We don't even own a cat!"

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Honey, have you been feeding the neighborhood cats again?

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Waqitos
Community Member
2 years ago

What's the time? It's Russian Blue past Turkish Angora.

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

I have the one that has birds. I just had to remove those extra batteries.

Manca L.
Community Member
2 years ago

😂

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JustaCatBoy
Community Member
2 years ago

I NEED that.

FortnitePlayerGirl
Community Member
2 years ago

Want it

I dunno lmao
Community Member
2 years ago

here Amazon.com: Customer reviews: Meowing Cat Clock - 13"

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Id row
Community Member
2 years ago

This one I'm jealous of - I'd love that!

Nikki D
Community Member
2 years ago

Hahahaha " did you hear a cat?"

Lee from Phoenix
Community Member
2 years ago

That's great! You got a deal. I would have bought it for more than that.

Teresa Salerno
Community Member
2 years ago

I totally would have bought that!

Susan Brooks
Community Member
2 years ago

My freind's mother had one with birds. She would tell her children I T.V was cardinal o'clock, time for bed!

1gothickitten
Community Member
2 years ago

My mom had a bird one as well and her cats used to run all over the house looking for the birds. She finally had to turn the bird sound off.

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I dunno lmao
Community Member
2 years ago

I nEEd thAT...but imagen hearing a meow at 3 am ;-; that would scare me bc my cat would be sleeping and i had a cat once that died from a poisoned mouse

Gwinevere von Ludwig
Community Member
2 years ago

I have friends who have the birb version. It only tweets when it is light out.

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First.time.in.Space
Community Member
2 years ago

😍😍😍I'd totally buy one if it came with dinosaurs instead! (I'm allergic to cats)

Up All Night
Community Member
2 years ago

Five o'clock in the morning and suddenly *T-rex roar at max volume* instead of meowing LOL

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Carole Dose
Community Member
2 years ago

All the hourly meows are the same unlike the bird clock which whistles a different bird every hour.

Christine Packard Didier
Community Member
2 years ago

Awesome!

1gothickitten
Community Member
2 years ago

I wish I had one but it would drive my cats crazy though.

Mystical_Muffin
Community Member
2 years ago

My grandpa has one but with birds

Liz Sahlin Johansson
Community Member
1 year ago

I already have 3 that meows all hours if I don’t feed them or let them in/out. Definitely don’t need a clock that does the same.

Susan Mesick
Community Member
1 year ago

Isn't that catteries?

PAN-cake ;)
Community Member
1 year ago

I have one of those! It meows every hour and its adorable!;

Dream Wolf
Community Member
2 years ago

Put the batteries in!!! We need the meows

Roxy Faulkner
Community Member
2 years ago

Kitty Klock!

thepotatogirl
Community Member
2 years ago

I need this for reasons

Debra Brooks Kapellakis
Community Member
2 years ago

I want one just like it! Super cool!

sharron lynn parsons
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh I want one, that means a hunting I will go !!!

moeless
Community Member
2 years ago

Sorry if double post. Rider Wearhouse had a faux clock like that and the ad said it made different motorcycle exhaust noises every hour. (it didn't exist) The outcry over it not being available was, shall we say, extremely significant! Actually, I'm still pissed, too.

moeless
Community Member
2 years ago

Rider Wearhouse had a faux clock like that and the ad said it made different motorcycle exhaust noises every hour. (it didn't exist) The outcry over it not being available was, shall we say, significant! Actually, I'm still pissed, too.

Gracie Mae
Community Member
2 years ago

DO IT! then enjoy the show that follows with him trying to find out where the cat/kitten is (hopefully you don't already have cats)

Sue Clasen
Community Member
2 years ago

What hour is it? Oh, it's a Main Coon past a Siamese!

Sue Clasen
Community Member
2 years ago

I would love having one and see how my cats react at the meowing

Elise Williams
Community Member
2 years ago

Let's not be catty, now.

Tambot
Community Member
2 years ago

My grandma has one... with birds. I think it's her most valued item.

bpanther
Community Member
2 years ago

I had one with birds and their sounds... But once they go out of sync, you have to be an expert with a lot of patience to get it right again !!

Carole Strawn
Community Member
2 years ago

Awesome. My MIL had the one with birds on it.

Pi Spence
Community Member
2 years ago

27 minutes to Siamese

Pi Spence
Community Member
2 years ago

and the time is - half past Persian

Ryo Bakura
Community Member
2 years ago

My parents have a clock like this, but it makes bird calls.

Isabel Frost
Community Member
2 years ago

ADD THE BATTERIES!

alwaysMispelled
Community Member
2 years ago

Yessssss!!!

Shoto Todoroki
Community Member
2 years ago

What time is it? "It's siamese o'clock." ... What was that Deku.

Lara Verne
Community Member
2 years ago

This is amazing

Margaret Clayton
Community Member
2 years ago

My mother had one of those!

Yannick Van Velthoven
Community Member
2 years ago

My mom has the birds version. 12 different tsjilps.

Helen Cole
Community Member
2 years ago

This is priceless.

KCN
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd do it.

Schrödinger's Dog
Community Member
2 years ago

Where did you get that? I'm actually curious

devi L.
Community Member
2 years ago

I have the bird version of this!

foxygamer233
Community Member
2 years ago

My grandmother has a bird version of that where different bird sounds happen every hour

sunnyrei82
Community Member
2 years ago

My mom loves this kind of clocks. She has one with different animals. birds, and even one for Christmas

tarebear
Community Member
2 years ago

ADD THE BATTERIES!!!!! POST THE VIDEO OF THE MOMEMT IT GOES OFF AND HE LOOKS AROUND FOR A CAT!!!!

Mick Fowler
Community Member
2 years ago

This would drive my kitties crazier.

Kelly Murray
Community Member
2 years ago

Need.

JillVille
Community Member
2 years ago

My grandparents have the bird one. Grandpa knows it's time for Y&R when the Robin chirps, lol

Ben Smith
Community Member
2 years ago

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You have a boyfriend??

FortnitePlayerGirl
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2 years ago (edited)

I have cats. Does that count?

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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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Liz Mosby
Community Member
2 years ago

Anyone who wouldn't wear that outfit are a bunch of dweebs.. That's some rad threads.

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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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Liz Mosby
Community Member
2 years ago

Neato!

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#16

This Thrift Store Photo Is My Doppelganger

This Thrift Store Photo Is My Doppelganger

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Ray Githinji
Community Member
2 years ago

That would seriously freak me out

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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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Luis Milian
Community Member
2 years ago

finally!

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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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Liz Mosby
Community Member
2 years ago

Ha!

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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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SprinkleDrop
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s.... great

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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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Nancy Tate-Leach
Community Member
2 years ago

I love it!

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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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