I'm commonly on the hunt for nice leather bags, vintage or otherwise. However, for this thrift find I was intentionally looking for a nice wallet to replaced my loved, battered and well used Coach wallet. Since I had used the Coach wallet for about 20 years, I knew I was on the hunt for a similar quality wallet and not just any choice would do. Then, I found this Dooney and Bourke all-weather wallet and thought "this may be the one".
I picked it up and looked it over and saw that it was in almost new condition and had all the types of compartments I like without being too bulky. It is a beige-off white color, so I hesitated, "will it get dirty fast"? I walked around with it in my hand for the longest time and I guess I wasn't completely sold it was what I wanted. But, eventually I decided and I bought it.
I then carried the wallet around in my bag for three weeks before I ever got a free minute to go through my old wallet and replace it with this one. Boy did I get a surprise when I finally did! I had placed my drivers license, all my credit cards and I was going through the less used stuff to tuck in the back, when I found this:
First, I reached in and felt a piece of paper, an old card, in the trash can. I reached in again to put away health cards and felt more paper, pulled it out, $20! And again, until I had pulled out another crisp ten and twenty! $50!
I'm still amazed and I know I will be carrying this lucky, thrifty wallet around for quite some time! Do you have any amazing thrift stories?
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