Secrets of the Thrifted Coach Bag: Woman Discovers $300 Heirloom

Many people like to share the many “finds” they buy after visiting a thrift store. A woman took to TikTok to share how she discovered $300 — and tons of juicy family drama — in a purse she saved.

TikToker @marthainfused shared the following clip detailing the contents of his used Coach bag. She bought the bag at her local Goodwill for just $6.99.

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“Wait till I tell you what was inside,” @marthainfused said.

In the video, @marthainfused explained that she found the hidden money when she started cleaning the bag. When she lifted the bottom flap of the purse, she found a paper envelope containing $300 in cash. As she showed the silver envelope to the camera, she unwrapped the paper to reveal a letter from the previous owner.

The letter revealed that the former owner of @marthainfused’s Coach bag was a mother who appears to have passed away some time ago. The mother’s note is bitter and reveals tons of tea about her family.

“I have three children. They will give my stuff to Goodwill when I die,” @marthainfused read. “So I put their legacy in all my favorite things.”

The mother also confided in the origins of the Coach bag. In the letter, she jokes that the bag was a “gift” from her “husband’s girlfriend” – or rather, items the girlfriend left behind when she rushed to leave the house since the mother returned from a trip earlier than expected.

“She had to leave quickly because she forgot her bag and shoes,” the letter read. “I carried this bag every day. I wonder if my husband ever knew it was his girlfriend’s.

The letter ends with the mother explaining that she is donating the Coach handbag to a thrift store because none of her children want it. Although the mother didn’t go into detail about her relationship with her children, the small gesture of hiding part of their inheritance in the bag is enough to give viewers a sense of the family dynamic.

“So go buy yourself a new bag!” the letter concluded. “I love you, Martha.”

Viewers couldn’t believe such a dramatic and juicy story came with the thrifty handbag.

“I can’t decide which is better. The story or hide the legacy or all that for $6.99,” one TikToker commented.

“Run back to see if Martha had anything else,” someone joked.

“Martha is my little one. Rest in peace, Martha,” wrote another.

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