Sadly this beautiful Balenciaga handbag (pictured) is a one-off. It’s a fabulous find by Michele Smith: a Miss Thrifty reader and bargainista extraordinaire, who posted about her lucky discovery on the Miss Thrifty Facebook page.
Michele, who paid just £7.99 for this Balenciaga bag after finding it in a thrift shop, reports that it usually sells for £1,500.
“As you can imagine I snapped it up”, she notes. “Some people really do have more money than sense!”
Michele says that it isn’t the first good handbag she has found in thrift shops. She hasn’t told me where these extraordinary thrift shops are; perhaps that is wise, because I would be over there like a shot.
I have posted before about finding my Manolo Blahniks in Oxfam. Looks like there is a bunch of us ferreting out designer bargains in thrift shops and at jumble sales…
So what gems have you found recently? Leave a comment or post a picture to the Facebook page – we’d love to see them!