Whenever anyone compliments something I bought at a thrift store, I always immediately tell them the price. "Nice boots," they say. "Thanks," I reply. "They were $13. I am awesome." Somehow, it makes it the article of clothing even cooler 'cause it didn't cost an arm and a leg.

But the absurdly rich international super-star, Angelina Jolie, may have just put my thrifting to shame. While other guests at the New York premiere of her new movie, A Mighty Heart, strolled down the red carpet in thousand-dollar designer gowns, she managed to look stunning in a dress she found a vintage store -- for $26.

Granted, she was shopping at Wasteland on Melrose Ave in LA -- where the selection, I imagine, is slightly more upscale than your local Goodwill. That said, $26. I can't even find a pair of pants that cheap, let alone anything I could wear to ritzy celebrity event.

Well done, Angelina. From one thrift store junkie to another, I salute you.

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