Wednesday, July 21, 2010

vintage treasures

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{all photos via 1st Dibs}

I never tire of finding beautiful vintage clothing for so many reasons. I am constantly inspired by the details that went into vintage clothes. I am sure that when many designers are looking for inspiration for a new line they will look to vintage clothing. Well we all know that Anthropologie has people they have hired just to shop the flea markets and thrift stores just to find something cool to re-create. When I started thrifting back in the summer of '92 I fell in love with the fact that I could find a unique, high quality piece for almost free. Now selling vintage clothing is a big business and the price of many pieces have soared. Although I am here to say that there are still chances here and there to find a real treasure. For example, I have the above leather Gucci coat that currently sells on 1st Dibs and guarantee I did not even pay anything even close to what it is listed at. It was found while out treasure hunting less than 1 mile away from my home. I almost didn't buy it because I was very large with triplets in my belly. Now that I have seen the same coat pop up on Ebay and 1stDibs for over $4,000 it makes me feel like I have created a major party foul by wearing it as much as I have. I would dare say that it ranks as one of my top treasures I've ever found. Did you noticed the beautiful tiger head hardware? Anyway, can you tell how excited I get when I talk about treasure hunting? Recently I have started working on a little project so I went to the search engines of 1st Dibs and as you can see I found quite a few lookers. I am feeling very inspired. A sequined striped shirt with a bow on it, yes please.

10 comments:

the brunette said...

that christian dior is gorgeous! reminds of liesel in sound of music - perfect for some leaping on benches on a rainy summer evening!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

So gorgeous, I bet you look amazing in it, you have a great eye so im not surprised at all you found it!

Stephanie said...

I love those sunglasses!

Melanie said...

you and Gigi should talk...she is the queen of treasure hunting. She always finds the best stuff!!! That Gucci coat is ridiculous, I would have fainted if I saw that hanging in a resale shop by my home :)

Whitney said...

Um where is your picture of the leopard 2 piece jumpsuit? You didnt find that fantastic?

MerciBlahBlah said...

Ooooh, I'm in the midst of a deep love affair with thrifting right now. Just got a couple of dresses and necklaces on my lunch hour today, in fact, for about $11. Passed up a $3 suede jacket yesterday, but I think I have to go back and see if it's there. It's no fancy schmancy jacket like SOMEONE'S, but it'll do!

Merci, Mamacita!
Shannan

kimma said...

That last dress is divine! What a great find.

LindsB said...

That striped shirt is georg! I love the bow on it- those are truly vintage treasures

Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

ohh gush so many beautiful things..!! That is amazing you have that coat!! I need to go vintage shopping with you.. you always find the coolest things!!! I am really addicted to flea market shopping.. even my kids go again we need to go to another one of those stores... but my oldest is starting to get the fun part of treasure hunting!!! Hope you are having a great week!!

angela | the painted house said...

Oh my what a score on that gorgeous coat. I hope you feel ever so smug in it because you should.