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Is thrift store shopping—at least, the kind where you come away with designer clothes in decent shape—going the way of Lehman Brothers? Blog Best Recession Ever points out that while Hollywood has witnessed a designer resale boom over the past three years, the party has finally ended. "We took a little trip to Goodwill last week, and pickings are certainly slimmer. Clothes are no longer wedged into place without need of a hanger, the shelves aren’t brimming over with treasure, and the well-worn shoes are neatly organized. Frenzy over. The designer resale shop down the street looked hoppin’, though. Seems our rich friends are hanging onto their rags a little longer these days. Or at least, they’re trying to score real cash for ‘em." [BRE]