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11-05-2006
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Whoa! A pucci tie! What a great find! I never find anything worthwhile whenever I set the time aside for thrifting.. These days I buy all my vintage stuff online.. from ebay... Lately I am completly in love with this dress http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MESE%3AIT&rd=1 Too bad I've reached my weekly spending quota...

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What are the best thrift stores in NYC?? I'm going there in the begining of june and I would like try some thrift stores... Some places that might have some designer stuff but just places that have cool noname things would be awesome too...

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I knew the best thrift stores where I used to live..

but I'm discovering some nice places in Seattle. muah.

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What are the best thrift stores in NYC?? I'm going there in the begining of june and I would like try some thrift stores... Some places that might have some designer stuff but just places that have cool noname things would be awesome too...
you should check out the 'shop by city' subforum in shop til you drop.... I'm sure if you post in a new york thread you will get plenty of recommendations... there may even be an individual thread on new york thrift/vintage shopping

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I posted these and two others in the Secret Shopaholics Thread, but these I found at my favorite thrift place..

~ black sheer top
~ 50's dress

I also just bought a cute leather jacket there today, but I'll post a picture wearing it tomorrow.. more fun that way
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18-05-2006
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I went op shopping today. Here are my buys in Australian dollars

+Cornflower blue chiffon dress $15


+50c silk scarf, $1 grey vinyl clutch, $3 cream leather clutch, $1 red vinyl belt


+ Black leather pumps $10




+$1 Sailor-girl Dress


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i have found cute dresses from goodwill under 10 bucks.. also some awesome buttonshirts, belt, bag and boots.. i am going to take pics very soon and post here

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did little thrift store shopping today


polka dot dress for 3,90 Ä


polka dot shirt for 1 Ä


vintage dress for 2 Ä
it has little moons on it

i have to customise little bit this finds but i believe that they are going to end up fine

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^^ Cool finds. I especially love that shade of blue and the little moons on the dress.

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I'd like to preface this by saying that I paid $1 for the entire lot of these dresses, except for the yellow paisley sundress, which I bought six years ago in York for £5 in the Age Concern chairty shop. And the blue-green jacket, which I made.

Betsey Johnson dress, brand new and hella sexy. Looks good with a couple of different things I own, so I can use it more as a skirt under jackets or sweaters.


Some time in the past, probably around 1974, this was considered a very graceful and charming style for a bridesmaid dress. <i>Ra</i>ther Emma, in a man-made-fibre way. In fact, I own one such other dress from this era (unfortunately still stored at my parents' house) made for one of my aunts, who was a bridesmaid around then. Her dress has little puffed sleeves and a lace-edged cummerbund, but is of similar flocked polyester. To be honest, flocked polyester is WAY kinder to all kinds of figures than is polyester taffeta or shantung, as most contemporary bridesmaid dresses are made from.

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Breaking up the post on account of too many images


The prairie dress years. Jessica McClintock and Laura Ashley left a sweeping, floral-patterned swath of sodbustin' homestead-wannabes in their path. This example was home-made sometime back in the early-to-mid 1970s, and the fabric has a wonderfully soft hand. I wear this around the house sometimes now, because it is so comfortable.


Another home-made prairie dress. Either the original owner was outrageously tall and slim, or else she was an adherent to very tall, thick platform shoes. Either is a creditable possibility. This dress was home-made. It fits about a 34 bust. I tried it on at the rummage-sale over my clothes, praying that it would fit, because I liked it so much. And it does fit, though it is about 6" too long for me. I think I am going to hem it up. I'm 5'5"


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Part 3


I'm almost certain that my mom had a dress like this one around 1970-71, near the time she and my dad got married. I know of a picture of her wearing a dress that certainly had the same collar and sleeves, and I think it was dark purple, too.


This is a genuine Sears Fashion. From Sears. Note that it is 80% Dacron Polyester and 20% cotton. I think Sears offered this dress or ones very like it from about 1955-1989. I bet you know somebody who wore one like this at some time or another. The fact of the matter is that I am likely to wear this dress to work from time to time. It amuses me greatly. Unfortunately I look completely crap in blue. Would that this dress were yellow or pink.


This is one of the most fabulous dresses from an era of mad fashion excess. I think it has it all. Houndstooth, flowers, rick-rack, lace, a big, pointy collar, and a ribbed-knit bodice. There's a whole lot going on in this one little dress. I really, really like this one!


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I found a wool metalic knit jersey dress suit-very Jackie O. $2 cdn. in a thrift store at a farm. and wicked vintage leather totes for nothing and a 20 yrs. old chanel quilted leather purse for my birthday; from my auntie dearest!

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I bought this dress because it makes me feel like Marilyn Monroe, and quite frankly, a girl needs that sometimes. Hell, I bought my wedding dress because it made me feel like Mae West. I may be a hyperactive, smartassed tomboy most of the time, but there are times I need to get in touch with my inner femme fatale, diva, or bombshell, and when that happens, I need the dress for the part. This dress is also very 1980s, and I could totally Madonna it up with a ****-ton of junk jewelry, fishnets, and my combat boots.


This dinky little sweater was part of my $1 bag haul, too. The sundress underneath is the one I got in York for five quid. It's really cute, and apparently I managed to erase the photos of just the dress alone, so I will have to post them another time. I had been looking for things to wear over top of this dress, as it is a bit scanty to wear to work, and I never go anywhere else.

I never could get a lock on just how old this dress might be. The style wasn't particularly contemporary with what anyone was wearing when we were there (1999-2000). The cut is a little 1980s, the fabric is a little 1970s, and the tag inside looks like the tags inside of new or newish M&S stuff from the time when we were living there. Anyway, it goes well with that peacock jacket I made last spring, and the new greeny-yellowish sweater I got from the rummage sale. That sweater is mohair and acrylic. Super fuzzy.

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as you like it you definatele have made some cool finds. i love those dresses!
thanks crankypants, i love the moons too

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