Aforementioned fur coat, $350, label Erich Planinsek, three hundred and fifty dollars? Who is this Erich, and why is his second hand fur so expensive?
Researching Erich online, this is what I find:
"IT WAS a catchy jingle: "2 … 230 … 230 Brunswick Street … 230 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.'' That was Erich Planinsek's fur and leather emporium - and his famous sales." via The Age
Perhaps if I'd lived in Australia during the 1980's I may have known of Erich's label, having seen one of his apparent unforgettable TV commercials:
However, I search second hand Erich Planinsek on eBay - I find nothing. I search second hand Erich Planinsek on etsy - I find nothing.
Now whilst I have no concern with Salvos or any other opportunity shop charging whatever they feel a donated garment is worth, I do suspect $350 may be a little unrealistic.
If you found a second hand coat by Erich Planinsek in an op shop for $350, would you buy it?!
If you find an expensive unknown label during a second hand shopping expedition, would you research its brand name, and buy it if you think it is worth the money?
How do you feel about charitable shops charging high prices for 'designer' labels?