2012-03-06

This Week I Thrifted... Something Special

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What? Forest green Gucci clutch
Where? Bibles for Mission (here)
How much? $10
Why? As if the 'why?' needs to be answered... this little beauty was a special find.

Look at me! Thanks to Bibles for Mission, I have my first designer handbag. Along with hosting the traditional Christmas dinner for the family this past year, this purchase puts me solidly into adult territory. I'm kidding. Adulthood has nothing to do with designer bags... or designer shoes for that matter.
Nevertheless, this clutch was a delight to find. It was on the ground (for shame) where it had tumbled from a little display area and I nearly passed it by. On a second glance, I stooped to pick it up and when I touched the soft silk, I knew I had a good thing. It got even better when I opened up the clutch, saw the labels and even a store tag left on! There was a second where I worried that I might be getting tricked into thrifting a counterfeit clutch but after some research, I am confident it is the real thing. The clutch is silk with perfect finishing and weighty hardware.
It's in such mint condition, that I am almost afraid to use it. Almost...

40 comments :

S said...

how gorgeous! this is one for the record books! :)

stephanie / those tricks said...

NICE!!!

newpetite said...

Thats gorgeous and for $10.. Awesome!!

Linda said...

SWEET JESUS!Is all I can say

Hello*Pretty said...

Omg- SCORE! What a fabulous find! xo,
Kare

www.hellopretty.net

Raych said...

Holy thrifting jackpot batman! I'm so jealous!

brynn said...

Amazing! I need to make a visit out to this Bibles for Mission!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

The clutch is fabulous...what a find! I look forward to seeing you again in Austin this weekend!!

basiccravings said...

That is one great find! Looking forward to seeing you this weekend!

The Suburb Experiment said...

Exciting! I love that heart-pounding moment where you realize you've discovered a real treasure.

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Laura said...

OH MY GOSH!!!! That is the most epic find in the history of thrifting. Congrats. Its so pretty! :)

Laura
http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

Sydney said...

what a score! Oh my goodness you are a lucky duck

Maca said...

OMG That is an unbelievable find! Good for you!

Sheila said...

Wow, what a score!

Suzee Homemaker said...

that is a FABULOUS clutch!

Natalie said...

OMG!!! SO amazing!! I once found a beautiful, brand new, tags on, Matt & Nat handbag for $10 at an Oakville Value Village, but I can admit this trumps it! :D

Also, I honestly thought my boyfriend and I were the only people who knew about "Bibles for Missions"! ahaha, I've never been to the Hamilton one, but the one in Guelph never ceases to amaze me! Again, big congrats on such a great find! xo

Penny said...

No self respecting dutch, CRC woman would donate this! Where does your BFM get it's stuff??

Brandi, The Beatniq said...

You are a lucky girl!!

em²ile² said...

It's beautiful. Well worth the $10 even if it was a counterfeit.

Please may I? said...

Wow. What a find. it's beautiful.

X x

Alyssa said...

What a lucky find! Enjoy your new designer bag :)

BmoreLoveLeigh said...

Amazing find! Thrifting stories give me such a thrill. And I can't help but wonder about the lovely lady that decided to donate a Gucci clutch new with tags. Wow!

briannelee said...

I hate you...

just kidding, but seriously jealous ;)

Meg said...

That is AMAZING! I had some pretty amazing thrifting karma this week (a pink Philosophy by Alberta Ferretti dress that someone neglected to return to Net-a-Porter), but this trumps it. Great job! :D

Catherine @ The Spring said...

Ah-mazing find! There's some decent vintage treasure hunting here in Australia, but it's rarer than rare to find something this good kicking around a charity shop! Just another reason to miss good old Canadian cities I guess!

Catherine @ The Spring (in Sydney)

http://www.thespringblog.com

amanda said...

whoa. that baby needs to be behind glass!!! great find. i am constantly in awe of your thrifting skillzzzz.

leFiligree said...

wow! i just passed out. thats some great thrift karma :)

April said...

Now THAT'S a thrifted score!! It's beautiful!

Kat said...

We bow down.

Nicole said...

love it. go thrifting!
http://roccitystyle.blogspot.com/

Henrike gootjes said...

Hi jen,
So fun to read your blog, that you have succesfully been hiding from me.
Great pix, fun writing and excelent thrifting which runs in the family.
Nu ik het weet hou ik je in de gaten, wie weet lokken die tweedehands vondsten me nog eens naar canada...
Groet, Henrike

Kimmielovesparis said...

What a great find!

Also...caught your story in the Hamilton Spec today. What a thrill to see one of my favorite bloggers featured. Excellent article.

Cheers,
Kimmie

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the article in the Spectator today. Was very excited to see it. Love the clutch, great hunting.

Molly said...

amazing! at first glance it looked like it was black but even better to realize it's dark green!

MissM said...

I HATE YOU (kidding).I want that bag.

Along Abbey Road said...

WHHAT!? 10 bones!? I practically just fell out of my chair. That is the best thrift find I've ever seen in my life, hands down. Bravo.

♥Abbey
Along Abbey Road

Sarah said...

Score!!

Anonymous said...

Score!!!

a small town girl in the capital city said...

NO WAY! Congratulations to you! It's so lovely.

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