Very rich people pt. 3

Part one, part two

On Saturday I finally got around to digging this stuff out of my basement. It had been there a couple months, ever since I happened upon that great pile of trash on the curb out front of a multi-million dollar house. These items are on the most part pretty banal, but I felt they were worth sharing nonetheless.

All in all I filled three large reusable bags and one shallow plastic bin with miscellaneous junk. I saved some decent looking clothes, but since garments aren’t really my forte you won’t see them here. The mound on the bottom left is a cool black velvet or velour coat, though I can’t figure out how one would actually wear it.

I did an impromptu yard sale with my roommate on Sunday, so some of this stuff has already flown the coop. The wallets and cosmetic bags were largely unused and did fairly well at the sale. It kind of blows my mind to see how much these people owned but never used, but I guess that’s how it goes when buying things is a hobby.

I kept the Mercedes-Benz folder, and the Versace Jeans Collection mini-duffel – they might be worth selling on eBay. The LV items were well worn and not worth the time to authenticate or sell on eBay. I think I sold each for 1$.

Someone at my sale was pumped to find that Agatha bag, which I probably priced too low at 1$. She also bought an Agatha hair accessory for 2$. Otherwise, most of this sold for between 1-2$.

Inside the pouch at top left was a pack of Winston cigarettes. Judging by the packaging I’d guess they were from the 80s or 90s. Not quite as cool as the vintage MacDonald’s I found in Villeray, but this pack did sell for 2$.

The white bag on the bottom right contained four cool costume belts. I tried to look up the brands online but didn’t have much success. It could just be that I’m not reading the branding right, however – the first looks like Olala (but could be something far different), and the second is etched Giorgio something (definitely not Armani). I posted pictures of the branding below, and would appreciate any help you can offer! Keep in mind that you can zoom in for a real close look by clicking the “view full size” button on the bottom right of the screen.

More miscellaneous junk. While sorting through it I discovered a couple minor treasures I didn’t notice earlier, like the Cartier lighter on the bottom right. It has a ding, but should still be worth selling on eBay. I also found a loonie that I forgot to put with the rest of my found change.

I sold the train bank for 2$, and the Jack Daniels Zippo lighter for 3$. The coins are a mix of pesos and smaller Canadian coins.

I also found a bunch of quality, seemingly barely used reusable bags. They don’t help the environment if you don’t use ’em folks! Although, in defense of their previous owners reusable bags are given away for free so often now that many people end up with an accumulation, thereby defeating their intended purpose. I had more than what’s pictured here, and gave a bunch away during my yard sale. I also gave one of the mop ends, and a can of insect repellent to a friend.

Let’s finish with this vintage Gucci felt shoe bag. It seems pretty legit, and is in nice condition for its age. I saw a couple for sale on eBay starting at about 50$, so it’s probably worth listing there.

Otherwise, there was another little bag stuffed with drawstring bags and jewelry pouches, some of which were made by Prada. I could list the Prada bags on eBay, but I could also use them when mailing out small and valuable items. Either way, they’re nice to have.

This week has been very good so far. It’s been hard to keep on top of all the new stock! I may end up doing another sale this weekend at my garage in hopes of making room for the next crop. The landlord has been doing some repairs there, making the space hard to use, but it’s also true that my friend and I have collected too much junk. It’d be good to unload some and get the space better organized.

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