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October 2015 Summary

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This month (October) was a great month for finding some out of the ordinary items. But then, you might be able to say that for every month which makes Goodwilling a lot fun and much like a treasure hunt, not knowing what you will find. This was the first time I found a CHANEL tie, a GUCCI wallet, a GUCCI purse, two Oxxford Clothes suits with a ticket pocket, a Versace suit for $10, Zegna sport jacket, Zegna brown corduroy pants, Dolce & Gabbana belt, Allen Edmonds belt, Ralph Lauren Purple Label shirt and tie, and a beautiful, expensive, high end Zilli tie. As a side note, many thanks to the people who donate such fine items as these and more so that those of us who would ordinarily not be able to afford such fine things can now own them!

Not only did I find one Oxxford suit (coat and pants) but make that two, one gray and another dark blue. These are, in my opinion as well crafted as some others, great high end American made suits made to measure as well as bespoke. A “Giorgio Armani” black label dress jacket showed up on the rack but didn’t stay there long once discovered. I always like finding clothing by Chiavari and this dress coat fit perfectly. Then, there was the black Zegna silky sport jacket made to fit as well as the new tech Zegna cool shirt I found. There were the purple label shirt and tie by Ralph Lauren I seldom see and the sweaters by Christian Dior, Ermenegildo Zegna, Zegna Sport and Hugo Boss that immediately jumped into my buggy. I did not realize that I had purchased as many ties as I had with the regular names of Salvatore Ferragamo, Burberry’s, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Ermenegildo Zegna, Canali, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Christian Dior as well as four more from Hermes. The name Hermes is at the top of the list of high-end clothing and accessories as is their price. Of course, I have already mentioned the ties from Chanel, Gucci and Zilli that are seldom seen. This month also found some great shirts by Armani Exchange, Burberry’s, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Ermenegildo Zegna, Zanella, John Varvatos, Ike Behar and Christian Dior.  There were not as many pair of pants found this time but the ones I found were really nice, such as: MANI (Giorgio Armani), Ermenegildo Zegna and Christian Dior. The belts located were really nice and these sported the labels of Allen Edmonds, Dolce & Gabbana, and Yves Saint Laurent. The five pair of shoes located looked like new and had the names of Salvatore Ferragamo and Allen Edmonds along with enough cedar trees to fit into twice as many shoes.

In the ladies department, I picked up a Gucci wallet for eleven dollars and a classic grey Gucci purse for less than thirteen dollars. These were nice finds intended for my daughters along with the pair of brand new Ferragamo shoes. You can see from the photo above that this is not all of the items but a good selection you might find if you learn some of the better quality names and get lucky. You have to wonder what Goodwill might have had earlier in the store that you never saw, doesn’t it?

Here is the latest spreadsheet following of this month’s (October) haul and it would appear that the high end items are increasing, percentage wise. This is a substantial increase in the value vs cost (112x vs 90x) while spending $140 less this month compared to last month. November promises to be even better.

 

Saks Fifth Avenue

October 2015 Take

$387.40 $538.70 $43,536.03 112.4 x
 Item Company Description Paid Tagged Retail Color Origin
Suits
13,170.00 Oxxford Clothes Neiman Marcus 15.97 19.99 4,825.00 Gray USA
Oxxford Clothes Neiman Marcus 15.97 19.99 5,595.00 Blue USA
Versace V2 15.97 19.99 2,750.00 Gray Italy
Dress Jackets
8,635.00 Armani, Giorgio Black label 15.97 19.99 1,225.00 Black Italy
Armani, Giorgio Collezioni 10.00 10.00 1,225.00 Charcoal Italy
Chiavari  – 7.98 9.99 1,495.00 Charcoal Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna High Performance 11.98 14.99 2,295.00 Blue Switzerland
Ermenegildo Zegna  – 7.98 9.99 2,395.00 Navy Italy
Overcoats
525.00 Christian Dior Monsieur 11.98 14.99 525.00 Green, dark USA
Shirts
6,443.45 Armani, Giorgio A|X 2.49 4.99 34.50 White USA
Armani, Giorgio A|X 4.99 9.99 89.50 Blue China
Armani, Giorgio  – 5.00 5.00 475.00 Blue Italy
Burberry London 6.38 7.99 425.00 Red England
Burberry London 0 14.99 425.00 Navy Portugal
Burberry London  0 7.99 425.00 Red England
Christian Dior  – 7.48 14.99 42.00 Green Argentina
Dolce & Gabanna  – 6.73 8.99 645.00 White Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Microcheck 4.79 5.99 495.00 Aqua Romania
Ermenegildo Zegna Sport  2.98 4.99 385.00 Brown Hong Kong
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 4.79 5.99 245.00 White Spain
Ermenegildo Zegna Z Zegna 4.49 5.99 375.00 White Turkey
Ike Behar Nordstrom 4.79 5.99 265.00 Brown Canada
John Varvatos  – 4.79 5.99 268.00 Green China
Ralph Lauren Purple Label 2.49 6.99 295.00 Blue Italy
Versace Collection 10.38 12.99 725.00 Mint Turkey
Versace Collection 7.98 9.99 725.00 Black Turkey
Zanella  – 4.79 5.99 34.95 Gray Italy
 – vest 3.19 3.99 69.50 Black  –
Sweaters/jackets
1,850.00 Armani, Giorgio A|X 6.38 7.99 110.00 Navy China
Christian Dior  – 4.79 5.99 350.00 Navy USA
Ermenegildo Zegna Sport 4.79 5.99 645.00 Navy Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 2.99 5.99 745.00 Black Italy
Pants
1,746.00 Armani, Giorgio MANI 3.49 6.99 395.00 Brown Italy
Christian Dior Monsieur 3.49 6.99 461.00 Charcoal  –
Ermenegildo Zegna jeans 5.59 6.99 445.00 Brown Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna jeans 5.59 6.99 445.00 Black Italy
Ties
5,461.40 Armani, Giorgio Cravatte 1.59 1.99 150.00 Green Italy
Armani, Giorgio Cravatte 2.99 5.99 150.00 Brown Italy
Armani, Giorgio  – 1.99 3.99 150.00 Brown Italy
Armani, Giorgio  – 1.49 3.99 150.00 Green Italy
Armani, Giorgio  – 2.99 5.99 150.00 Red Italy
Burberry’s London 0.99 1.99 150.00 Green England
Canali  – 2.24 2.99 160.00 Brown Italy
Canali  – 2.24 2.99 160.00 Red Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Disegno Esclusivo 1.49 2.99 205.00 Red Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 2.39 2.99 205.00 Silver Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 0.99 1.99 205.00 Gold Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 2.39 2.99 205.00 Brown Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 1.49 1.99 205.00 Brown Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna 3.19 3.99 205.00 Orange Italy
Ermenegildo Zegna Z 1.99 1.99 205.00 Gray Italy
Givenchy Monsieur 1.49 2.99 195.00 Yellow Italy
Gucci  – 3.99 4.99 190.00 Brown Italy
Hermes 7009 TA 1.59 1.99 180.00 Gray France
Hermes 7009 TA 2.38 2.99 180.00 Yellow France
Hermes 7078 OA 2.38 2.99 180.00 Red France
Hermes  – 10.69 10.69 180.00 Brown France
Lands End Bow tie 1.99 1.99 39.00 Red USA
Lands End Bow tie 0.99 1.99 39.00 Red USA
Ralph Lauren Purple label 2.39 2.99 215.00 Black England
Salvatore Ferragamo 1.59 1.99 190.00 Yellow Italy
Valentino Cravatte 2.39 2.99 150.00 Gold Italy
Valentino DIS N. 68113 1.99 3.99 150.00 Blue Italy
Yves Saint Laurent  – 1.99 1.99 98.00 Red Italy
Yves Saint Laurent  – 2.38 2.99 295.00 Red USA
Yves Saint Laurent  – 0.99 1.99 154.00 Black USA
Zilli  – 12.99 12.99 301.40 Brown France
 ?  – 7.98 9.99 35.00  –  –
 ?  – 1.49 2.99 35.00  –  –
Shoes
2,071.50 Allen Edmonds Bratton 4.79 5.99 385.00 Black USA
Allen Edmonds Dawson & Hillcrest 4.99 9.99 385.00 Black USA
Allen Edmonds Holton 10.38 12.99 250.00 Brown USA
Earl Natural Shoe tree 1.49 2.99 12.00 Maple  –
FootJoy 57037 2013 12 11.98 14.99 500.00 Black China
FootJoy 57086 2012 02 14.37 17.99 500.00 Black China
Larry’s Shoe tree 1.19 1.49 39.50 Cedar  –
Larry’s Shoe tree 1.19 1.49 15.00 Cedar  –
Salvatore Ferragamo Penny Loafer 9.99 9.99 595.00 Black Italy
Salvatore Ferragamo Penny Loafer 9.99 9.99 720.00 Tan Italy
Salvatore Ferragamo SR6816 9 2A 3.99 3.99 475.00 Olive Italy
Hangers
60.00  –  – 0.74 0.99 60.00 Natural 3@$20
 –  – 0.55 0.69 3.50 Natural  –
 –  – 0.34 0.69 3.50 Natural  –
 –  – 0.55 0.69 1.75 Natural  –
Pocket Squares
64.95 Lord Ashton  – 0.99 1.99 19.95 Red China
 –  – 0.99 1.99 15.00 Blue Dark
 –  – 0.99 1.99 15.00 Black
 –  – 0.99 1.99 15.00 Purple  –
Accessories
1,694.98 Dolce & Gabbana Belt 3.99 3.99 745.00 Black Italy
Gucci wallet 11.50 11.50 495.00 Green Italy
Hermes pouch 8.00 8.00 39.99 Black Italy
Hermes pouch 1.25 1.25 39.99 Black Italy
Yves Saint Laurent Belt 1.49 2.99 375.00 Black Italy

 

 

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