A WOMEN who bought her wedding dress at a thrift store has unexpectedly brought her a dose of vintage gold.
It only cost her $5 but its real monetary value is a staggering $1750.
But for Autumn Trickler, its real value lies in the memories it has given her.
This woman clearly had an eye and could see its potential – even if she wasn’t even engaged at the time.
But that didn’t stop TikToker Autumn (@_a_bizzle_), who has 22,000 followers, from her cheap purchases at her thrift store.
Her mother was the first to discover the box containing the dress.
“She opened it and the shoes, the old magazine, the dress and the veil came out of there.
“My mom asked how much it cost and was told it was $5.
They took out the dress: “We both knew right away it was my dress. I wasn’t even engaged at the time. I’ve always loved vintage fashion and decor.
“The dress exudes a timeless beauty. The box even has the name of the woman it came before me.”
The dress fits her perfectly and requires no adjustment.
“It was definitely a special moment for me. I still hang it in my closet. I don’t know if I can part with it,” Autumn said.
But without a doubt, ticket prices also have huge appeal.
On the hanger, this dress doesn’t look particularly promising.
That changed when this bride tried on and was convinced that this was the dress.
Everyone was surprised when she found it and in her parcel she mimics the reactions she’s had.
“Did you pay $5 for your wedding dress at a thrift store?”
But the amazement continued when they learned what she had bought.
This is not just any old wedding dress.
It was, she said, “a classic 1950s dress. It cost $1750 back then.”
Her post received a ton of comments and over 112,000 likes.
One said: “Madam, you and that dress have found each other. It was made for you.”
One second figuring out the value of a long dress: “With inflation, that is the equivalent of buying a dress worth $4,860.”
There’s nothing like saving hundreds of dollars, said a third: “Better than buying a $5,000 dress and having it on you,” said a third.