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June 2015 Summary

Logo GoodwillBuyer.com smallI know it isn’t the end o1000px-Dolce_and_Gabbana.svgf the month yet but I wanted to go ahead and let you know what a great month this has been, especially since I found two more Goodwill stores that I had not visited until now. I was standing at the cashier’s with four items waiting for the lady to reset the cash register and an older lady walked up to be next in line. I was laying out the black Dolce & Gabbana men’s dress jacket I found, the Dolce & Gabbana tie, Armani Exchange tan overcoat and a very decorative and colorful Salvatore Ferragamo tie. She quickly became my best friend and wanted to tell anyone around us what I had found much to my surprise and embarrassment. It can be a lot fun sharing what you find with others in the store spreading your excitement but there are times when it is best to pay for what you have and discretely exit the store so no one will attempt to follow you and try to offer you a little more than what you spent for the hard sought items you were just lucky to find. This was definitely one of those times.

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As promised, here is a list of what I found for the month of June, not to boast or be followed to the car again but to share in the excitement of the great items that can be found at the local Goodwill stores just waiting for you to “unhide” items others may have overlooked. Work on your own eagle eye and let us know what treasures you have found!

June 2015 Take

$437.92 $645.93 $45,203.52 Company Description Country Color
Suits
15.97 19.99 2,637.56 Ermenegildo Zegna 2-button suit Soft Switzerland Black
15.97 19.99 2,637.56 Ermenegildo Zegna 3-button suit Soft Switzerland Gray
31.95 39.99 2,050.00 Ermenegildo Zegna High Performance Switzerland Gray
31.95 39.99 2,295.00 Ermenegildo Zegna Soft Switzerland Gray
Dress Coats
14.97 29.99 2,195.00 Burberrry of London USA Gray
3.99 7.99 1,295.00 Canali AL 13290/00 Italy Brown
7.98 9.99 1,295.00 Canali proposta Italy Brown
4.99 9.99 60.00 Chiavari U2107 Italy Brown
8.98 17.99 850.00 Christian Dior double-breasted pea coat USA White
4.99 9.99 2,695.00 Dolce & Gabbana BASIC Italy Black
4.99 9.99 1,495.00 Ermenegildo Zegna 2-button Switzerland Tan
7.98 19.99 1,495.00 Ermenegildo Zegna Mario’s Switzerland Charcoal
7.98 9.99 1,495.00 Ermenegildo Zegna Soft Switzerland Black
6.48 12.99 1,495.00 Ermenegildo Zegna Z Italy Black
4.98 9.99 74.99 Givenchy Monsieur USA Tan
3.99 7.99 650.00 Hugo Boss Einstein USA Black
4.99 9.99 2,420.00 Lanvin Barney’s New York USA Tan
7.98 9.99 4,515.00 Oxxford Clothes Exmoor 8060 B1 USA Charcoal
Overcoats
7.98 9.99 2,095.00 Armani, Giorgio A|X China Cream
8.98 17.99 500.00 Battaglia Santo Cut #1603 Italy Brown
Shirts
7.98 9.99 235.00 Armani, Giorgio Collezioni Italy Gray
8.98 17.99 235.00 Armani, Giorgio Collezioni Italy Brown
7.98 9.99 295.00 Armani, Giorgio Le Collezioni Italy Tan
6.38 7.99 652.30 Christian Dior Les Cachets de Dior White
4.79 5.99 445.00 Ermenegildo Zegna Z Romania Brown
4.79 5.99 168.68 Givenchy Activewear 93313 India Brown
Sweaters
4.99 9.99 1,395.00 Armani, Giorgio Collezioni Italy Tan
4.98 9.99 348.00 Calvin Klein Jeans jacket Indonesia Gray
2.99 5.99 350.00 Christian Dior USA Blue
Pants
10.38 12.99 99.95 Armani, Giorgio A|X Hong Kong Black
5.59 6.99 395.00 Armani, Giorgio Collezioni Italy Charcoal
5.59 6.99 425.00 Armani, Giorgio Le Collezioni Italy Charcoal
3.49 6.99 500.00 Donna Karan Signature Flat Front Italy Brown
3.49 6.99 225.00 Santorelli Romeo Luxury Surge 1900F Italy Tan
Ties
1.99 3.99 150.00 Armani, Giorgio Cravatte Italy Brown
0.99 1.49 150.00 Armani, Giorgio Italy Red
0.99 1.99 150.00 Burberry’s of London USA Brown
2.39 2.99 215.00 Dolce & Gabbana Italy Red
1.59 1.99 205.00 Ermenegildo Zegna Z Italy Brown
1.99 3.99 195.00 Givenchy Monsieur Italy Black
1.99 3.99 65.00 Michael Kors China Red
1.59 1.99 190.00 Salvatore Ferragamo Italy Red
Shoes & shoe trees
6.38 7.99 295.00 Allen Edmonds Wilbert Brown
1.49 2.99 10.00 Cadillac Shoe tree Maple
4.79 5.99 540.00 Salvatore Ferragamo Italy Black
3.19 3.99 10.00 Woodlore Shoe tree Cedar
3.99 4.99 20.00 Woolf Brothers Shoe tree Cedar
1.49 2.99 10.00 Shoe tree Canada Cedar
1.49 2.99 10.00 Shoe tree Canada Cedar
Accessories
12.47 24.99 2,093.62 Dolce & Gabbana Two handle Italy Gray
1.00 2.99 23.00 Dooney & Bourke Red
29.98 29.98 465.00 Hermes 2004 Bleu Jean Potiron courchevel France Blue
31.95 39.99 137.97 Invicta Watch Model number 3792 Switzerland Gold
23.96 29.99 178.00 Kate Spade New York wallet USA Blue
6.36 7.99 24.95 PEZ Lord of the Rings dispensors USA Multicolored
3.00 3.00 16.99 Prada Italy Gray
2.39 2.99 34.95 Duck Wood

 

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May 2015 Summary

Here is some of the haul but had to leave the larger items out to make one photo.Logo GoodwillBuyer.com smallThe month of May of 2015 was a great period of time for finding some better quality items that I couldn’t leave without placing on the cashier’s table before I left Goodwill. Here is a quick synopsis of the brands I found with my out of pocket expense and an estimate of what it would cost if you were to purchase it new for each category with a link to where I found the price of the item or one very similar to it:

 

May 2015 Take

$422.67 $614.92 $33,916.79
Company Description Paid Tagged Retail Origin
Dress Coats
$16,174.00 Armani, Giorgio Emporio 4.99 9.99 1,225.00 Italy
Burberry’s Prorsum 4.99 9.99 2,195.00 England
Canali proposta 7.98 9.99 1,295.00 Italy
Canali proposta 7.98 9.99 1,295.00 Italy
Canali proposta 4.99 9.99 1,295.00 Italy
Canali proposta 4.99 9.99 1,295.00 Italy
Hugo Boss 7.48 14.99 650.00 USA
Lanvin Camel hair 7.98 9.99 1,295.00 Scotland
Yves Saint Laurent Dillard’s 4.99 9.99 3,100.00 Canada
Yves Saint Laurent 4.32 7.99 2,350.00 Italy
Zanella 4.99 9.99 179.00 Italy
Overcoat
$337.00 London Fog 7.98 9.99 128.00 China
Outdoor Exchange 4.99 9.99 209.00 China
Shirts
$3,043.00 Armani, Giorgio Collezioni 5.59 6.99 235.00 Italy
Christian Dior Monsieur 2.99 5.99 295.00 USA
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 4.79 5.99 445.00 Italy
Givenchy 13s 7723 568 11.23 14.99 1,895.00 China
John Varvatos 2.99 5.99 148.00 USA
Pierre Cardin 5.99 2.99 25.00 India
Jackets & Sweaters
$3,484.72 August Silk Men 2.99 5.99 26.72 China
Christian Dior CCL #6 6.48 12.99 30.00 Northern Mariana Islands
Christian Dior 4.79 5.99 350.00 Hong Kong
Dolce & Gabbana CK.G2209K /F25CC 11.98 14.99 1,195.00 Italy
Givenchy zippered 4.79 5.99 1,720.00
Juicy Couture 12557 3.99 7.99 138.00 USA
Pierre Cardin 4.79 5.99 25.00 India
Pants
$6,406.00 Armani, Giorgio Armani Exchange 11.23 14.99 99.50 China
Armani, Giorgio Armani Exchange 5.24 6.99 79.50 India
Armani, Giorgio Collezioni 5.99 5.99 425.00
Armani, Giorgio Le Collezioni 10.38 12.99 425.00 Italy
Armani, Giorgio MANI 5.59 6.99 375.00 Italy
Brioni Roma 3.49 6.99 695.00 Italy
Chiari Novara 5.59 6.99 185.00 Italy
Christian Dior Monsieur 3.49 6.99 461.00
Ermenegildo Zegna 75L102 5.59 6.99 565.00 Portugal
Ermenegildo Zegna 75LB02 5.59 6.99 565.00 Portugal
Ermenegildo Zegna 76LB02 3.49 6.99 565.00 Portugal
Ermenegildo Zegna Sport 5.59 6.99 345.00 Turkey
Hugo Boss Jeans 3.99 7.99 50.00 Tunisia
Hugo Boss Tizian/Lucca 3.49 6.99 255.00 Germany
Marc Jacobs Jacobs 15.97 19.99 335.00
Santorelli Comero Super 100’s 6.99 6.99 225.00 Italy
Zanella Alter 3.49 6.99 328.00 Italy
Zanella Austin 7.18 8.99 328.00 Italy
Zillioni 980 – 690 3.49 6.99 50.00 Italy
3.49 6.99 50.00
Ties
$3,151.13 Armani, Giorgio Cravatte 1.59 1.99 150.00 Italy
Armani, Giorgio Cravatte 0.99 0.99 150.00 Italy
Brioni 3.99 4.99 230.00 Italy
Burberry’s 2.00 2.00 150.00 USA
Charles Tyrwhitt 1.99 1.99 49.00 Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Couture 16.14 16.14 275.00 Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Soft 0.74 0.99 205.00 Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 2.00 2.00 205.00 Italy
Fendi Roma 1.59 1.99 111.60 Italy
Gucci Paolo Gucci 1.59 1.99 50.00 Italy
Kiton Napoli 2.00 2.00 295.00 Italy
Lanvin 3.19 3.99 165.00 France
Lanvin 2.00 2.00 165.00 China
Michael Kors Michael 1.59 1.99 65.00 USA
Michael Kors 2.00 2.00 65.00 China
Ralph Lauren Purple label 0.99 1.99 215.00 England
Rubie’s Costume Company Harry Potter 1.59 1.99 36.00 China
Salvatore Ferragamo 2.99 2.99 190.00 Italy
Ted Baker 0.74 0.99 75.53 USA
Valentino DIS. N. 68139 0.99 1.99 150.00 Italy
Yves Saint Laurent neckwear 2.39 2.99 154.00
Shoes and Shoe trees
$905.00 Allen Edmonds Shoe tree 2.39 2.99 10.00
Allen Edmonds Shoe tree 0.79 0.99 10.00
Allen Edmonds Shoe tree 0.79 0.99 10.00
Allen Edmonds Shoe tree 0.79 0.99 10.00
Allen Edmonds Shoe tree 0.79 0.99 10.00
Allen Edmonds Shoe tree 0.79 0.99 10.00
Allen Edmonds Shoe tree 0.79 0.99 10.00
Allen Edmonds Shoe tree 0.00 0.00 10.00
Brookstone Shoe tree 1.49 2.99 10.00
Brookstone Shoe tree 1.49 2.99 10.00
C.H. Fyfe & Co., Detroit Shoe tree 1.49 2.99 10.00
filagrama 92563 9.98 19.99 200.00 Italy
Florsheim Shoe tree 1.59 1.99 10.00
Florsheim Shoe tree 1.59 1.99 10.00
Rochester Shoe Tree Company Shoe tree 1.59 1.99 10.00
Rochester Shoe Tree Company Shoe tree 2.39 2.99 10.00
Rochester Shoe Tree Company Shoe tree 0.79 0.99 10.00
Salvatore Ferragamo DL19370 H31 12 D 23.96 29.99 525.00 Italy
Shoe tree 0.79 0.99 10.00
Shoe tree 1.49 2.99 10.00
Accessories
$415.94 Armani, Giorgio Perfume hard box 9.98 19.99 78.90 Italy
CAS Suspenders 1.99 3.99 20.00 Germany
Columbia Belt 0.99 1.99 22.40
Dooney & Bourke Wallet 11.98 14.99 108.00 USA
Gucci Glasses case 3.99 3.99 39.95 Italy
Satwa Incense burner 0.99 1.99 9.95 India
Steve Madden Sunglasses 4.99 9.99 39.99
Swank Cufflinks 2.99 5.99 4.95 USA
Cedar block 0.55 0.69 15.00
Cedar block 0.79 0.99 15.00
Cedar block 0.79 0.99 15.00
Clothing hanger 2.39 2.99 45.00 China
Watch box 1.80

 

 

The shirt price total was outrageous due to the Givenchy shirt being the bulk of this number at $1,895. What a shirt and it still has the tags on it! The total for my cost was $422.67 and if you were to buy it all new would set you back a wolping $33,916.79. I look forward to the month of June as I located two more Goodwill stores I haven’t visited that promise to offer even more “high end” items!