Aretha Franklin’s old clothes and fur hats were a big draw over the weekend during a sales event in Livonia, Michigan. A beige cashmere hat with fur and matching collar and cuffs worn by the singer sold off for $400 during the sale, which was held on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Although she had no direct connection to the event, people from surrounding areas flocked to sales distributor Jill Pendergast to get a hold of some of the singer’s personal items.
“A lot of people found a lot of items,” Pendergast said. “Somebody wanted T-shirts that had been stained up. Some people just came for blue jeans. Some people were looking for just shoes.
“They just kept coming in and going out,” she said.
According to the sales lady, the items were originally left in a storage simply because the diva no longer wanted to the clothes.