Dienstag, 3. Januar 2012

About thrifting.

Dear readers,

here I am. Back again. Happy new year and stuff. Missed you folks :-)

Well, most of us know AAW for quite a long time and worship his ability to discover real treasures among rags.

Thrift shopping in Germany isn't quite as cheap as in the US when it comes down to brands. So usually you won't find those classic american brands like Brooks Brothers, J.Press, L.L.Bean but of course german and british brands.

A couple of weeks ago I payed a visit to little second hand shop (how we call thrift shops) right in the middle of Düsseldorfs Altstadt. They offered kind of anything: Furs for the ladies, duffle coats, some lace ups, some ties, Barbour jackets, Burberry trench coats and loads of sports jackets.

So here's what I found:

A nice Harris Tweed 3/2 patch pocket sports jacket by Tommy Hilfiger.
BUT: 120 Euros! Ok, cheaper than retail, but still no bargain.

It does fit great and keeps me warm.

What do you think?


  1. Great looking coat! Expensive for second hand yes, but second hand in larger cities usually are. Tallinn is the only exception I've experienced so far. But hey, if it fits great then the price is soon forgotten ;)

  2. It is so good to have you back. The Harris Tweed jacket looks great, who cares about the price if it serves the purpose and looks good on you :)

  3. @LSS + PC: Thank you, guys! It's amazing that I'm still in your relevant set.

  4. Nice one!
    And good to have you back! Happy new year to you too!
    Keep the style up! Düsseldorf needs you!

  5. @ Frau_Feli: Thanks a lot! It's nice to know that there are some people out there reading my stuff :-)

  6. Hi there: a lot of charity shops in London will be cheaper than this, and can be found in groups in local High Streets, as long as you get away from Oxford Street. I even bought a similar Harris tweed jacket from tweedmansvintage.co.uk, for FAR less than EUR 120 (albeit not Tommy Hilfiger), well worth a browse!

  7. Hi Anon,

    thank you for sharing your info! London is one of my next holiday destination. So with your help I'll be well prepared.



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