Wednesday, April 25, 2018
The Thrifting Game
BCBG Hat (thrifted) / Fred Meyer Scarf (old) / Fake leather jacket (oooold, thrifted, no label) / Free People Dress (thrifted) / Vintage 70's Leather Boots (thrifted) / PS Bag (old, consignment)
I've been watching for a pair of vintage 70'd boots for a long time now as so far have struck out at the thrift store. It's not that there aren't any, it's just that they're all a size 7-5 and I'm a 9! The thrift karma finally lined up for a me a few weeks ago and I found this pair, in stellar shape, for $5.99 on the half of sticker color of the week. Serious score! All it took was 5 years of patience...
That seems to sum up my thrifting luck in one sentence however. I know eventually, something amazing will show up and it usually happens. There's a Ralph Lauren Collection cashmere cap that I've been drooling over for years. I saw it first in a Vogue shoot and this cape, it is perfection. Long, soft, a cute little leather bucket - just simple and perfect. and freaking expensive. It went for over $1600 retail and even ebay has left me down, this cape doesn't show up for less than $600. I just resigned myself to maybe I'd find a good look alike some day.
And four years later, I saw it hanging on a rack at VV. In my size. In excellent shape. For $12.99.
I need to see if I can thrift a pony or a million bucks next.