Nordstrom is selling used Disney theme-park clothes for more than $100, but most of them aren’t worth that much money

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People visit Disney World’s Magic Kingdom on March 28, 2019. John Raoux/AP
  • Nordstrom is selling a curated line of vintage Disney merchandise on its website.
  • Some fans have been surprised to find that the T-shirts and sweatshirts cost between $US65 ($AU88) and $US150 ($AU203).
  • The shirts seemingly aren’t worth that much money; you can buy them much cheaper on sites like eBay.
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Nordstrom released a curated collection of vintage Disney theme-park clothes this weekend, and some fans are surprised by its sky-high prices.

The retailer announced its digital, Disney-themed pop-up shop as part of its [email protected] series via a tweet on Friday afternoon. Nordstrom said the collection includes “handpicked and custom-made treasures,” all of which celebrate Mickey Mouse and his cartoon friends.

Some shoppers, however, were quickly taken aback after seeing that the used garments – many of which can be found at thrift stores and on websites like eBay – are listed at prices between $US65 ($AU88) and $US150 ($AU203).

Many shared their thoughts about the collection on Twitter. While some said they considered buying pieces from the line, others criticized the company’s prices.

Though it’s unclear as to how Nordstrom priced its new Disney collection, some of the pieces featured in it have been upcycled – or made into new garments with old fabrics.

There’s the $US150 ($AU203) Unisex Upcycled Mickey Walt Disney World t-shirt, which Nordstrom describes as being made from “multiple pre-loved Disney pieces” that create “a uniquely crafted Walt Disney World tee with Mickey Mouse as the centerpiece.”

Other shirts in the collection, however, are secondhand and have seemingly not been altered since the previous owner wore them. In the product description for the now sold-out $US150 ($AU203) Unisex Secondhand Walt Disneyworld 25th Anniversary sweatshirt, Nordstrom says the gray pullover has “unique wear that adds to its appeal.”

Representatives for Nordstrom and Disney did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

A screenshot of a vintage Disney sweatshirt on Nordstrom's website.
sold this secondhand sweatshirt from $US150 ($AU203). Nordstrom

Unfortunately for fans, many of the vintage Disney shirts seen on Nordstrom’s website seemingly aren’t worth as much money as their price tag. In fact, identical items and some similar to them can be purchased secondhand for much cheaper prices.

On eBay, at the time of writing, you can find a gray, 1999 Disney World t-shirt – which Nordstrom is selling in a different size for $US85 ($AU115) – for just over $US30 ($AU41) with shipping.

The same goes for a $US25 ($AU34) Mickey Mouse print t-shirt (which Nordstrom is selling for $US85 ($AU115)), a $US15 ($AU20) theme-park souvenir tee (that’s similar to Nordstrom’s $US65 ($AU88) version), and more.