She Spent $10 on This Thrifted Ring. Guess How Much It Was Worth?

With an eye toward the circular economy and the future of style, Glamour examines the big business of fashion’s secondhand market, which is poised to double in size to $77 billion in the next five years, with our Restyled series throughout the month of April. 

Picture it: It was the Y2K era and I was a frugal grad student in New York City with a raging hangover from a night at the Avalon (IYKYK). Still, I dragged myself to a tag sale outside my apartment, an annual event in which residents of the massive complex—many of whom were longtime rent-controlled seniors—proffered their stuff. And I refused to miss it in case it held anything close to the thrift store finds I loved seeking out. 

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