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
Community Member
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
Community Member
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

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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
Community Member
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

Flame Phoenix
Community Member
2 years ago

My thoughts exactly

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meapthealien
Community Member
2 years ago

All hail the pikachu Lord 🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️🤷‍♂️.. the Pikapocalypse is upon us

Baked Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

Would start leaving them all over town with a note for who ever finds one to rehide it somewhere else but to post a pic with the hashtag #pikachutraveler

Irma Goncalves
Community Member
2 years ago

I'd go hand them out at a children's home ;-)

Char Char
Community Member
2 years ago

I thought that too. Or a children's hospital.

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I dunno lmao
Community Member
2 years ago

The new war...furries and gamers vs pokeman (Ima furry gamer -w-)

Phoebe Bean
Community Member
2 years ago

Ready to conquer the world!

Jolee Koop
Community Member
2 years ago

Run, the Pikachu's are coming!!

Barnacle man
Community Member
1 year ago

We attack the great nation

Xandra_thefutureactress
Community Member
11 months ago

*maniacal laughter* YES, YES, RISE MY LITTLE PIKACHUS, RISE, WE SHALL CONQUER THE EARTH WITH YOUR CUTENESS!!!!! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amazon QT
Community Member
2 years ago

A gaggle of Pikachus or is a murder!! I can never remember...

Abby Rexroth
Community Member
2 years ago

Reminds me of the terra-cotta soldiers in China.

Aileen
Community Member
2 years ago

A terracotta army of Pikachus

Josephina Minutolo
Community Member
2 years ago

Always wondered where leftover carnival prizes went...

Gerry Higgins
Community Member
2 years ago

Dozens of them coming to get you. The stuff of nightmares.

Martha Jane
Community Member
2 years ago

They are kind of creepy when they are standing together looking like an army!

KCN
Community Member
2 years ago

I have friends that would fight over those.

BusLady
Community Member
2 years ago

Take just one. They won't miss just one. Lol

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Emily Stander
Community Member
2 years ago

it's almost like those tiny ducks... and James Veitch, the terrible roommate

Smeagol.
Community Member
2 years ago

Pffff-

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i_ship_it
Community Member
2 years ago

Now THAT is a real find.

Jim Price
Community Member
1 year ago

Line them up and make a Pikachu-chu train.

PAN-cake ;)
Community Member
1 year ago

I bet $10 on it. Any higher bets?

Alyssa Linder
Community Member
1 year ago

in Soviet Russia, pikachu catches youuu

Princess Dram
Community Member
2 years ago

CONGRATULATIONS!!! you have gained a Pikachu army

Sandy J Renfroe
Community Member
2 years ago

The possibilities are endless.

PolarPunk
Community Member
2 years ago

It's the Viridian City Pokemon Center, he has his own PokePower

Valerie Thomas
Community Member
2 years ago

You made them all so happy!

Jessica Cifelli
Community Member
2 years ago

Probably left over from a carnival or fair

Tiffiny
Community Member
2 years ago

...and he bought them all.

Jonny Chevalier
Community Member
2 years ago

perfect for Halloween....

Pamela Scott
Community Member
2 years ago

With the movie about to be released this might be a super great find.

Steve Cruz
Community Member
2 years ago

Don't get them wet or feed them after midnight.

Pam
Community Member
2 years ago

...and bought them all!

Mewton’s Third Paw
Community Member
2 years ago

I hate kids but I wouldn’t buy that. That seems unfair to me and makes me think of some evil greedy adult hoarding a bunch of toys on purpose. You don’t need that many pikachus.

rhyan lumilay
Community Member
2 years ago

Aw it easily beats my collection! I'm envy!

KarmaQueen
Community Member
2 years ago

Pikachu hunt.

Hobbit Girly
Community Member
2 years ago

It's a herd that got captured

Kururi.Orihara
Community Member
2 years ago

Not a Pokémon fan, but I would totally take these!

Malakai
Community Member
2 years ago

Anyone else hear the bunch of 'Pika! Pika! Pika!' from the first episode Team Rocket showed up in

Brooke Wagner
Community Member
2 years ago

ATTACK OF THE PIKACHUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Patrick McKemie
Community Member
2 years ago

Any Larvitars?

Miriam
Community Member
2 years ago

piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa... piiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiikaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaachuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

TheNerdyOne
Community Member
2 years ago

NEVER MIND ILL FIND SOMEONE LIKE YOOOOUUUU!

Cooper the flaming 999
Community Member
2 years ago

PIKACHU INVASION EVERYONE GET IN WATER. JK dont get in water when lightning strikes u will die

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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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