How to Join
the Fashion Spot / the Finishing Touches / Shop Till You Drop
FAQ Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Rules Links Mobile How to Join
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
14-05-2004
  91
kabhi alvida
 
impossibleprincess's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: London
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,604
i found a great white and gold woven leather belt at Peekaboo in Portobello which goes great with jeans. im still adapting to the vintage/thrift thing-im going to start with accesories and work my way up. but my mums wardrobe is like a trasure chest, literally. i found a great sheer oversized long sleeved peasant blouse in there which im going to wear with my woven chloe belt on the top and jeans. but my advice to anyone is raid your mum's wardrobes and go to thrift stores in areas like chelsea and knightsbridge-the oxfam on the kings road had a cute YSL fitted jacked last time i was in there, and im going to get a pearl necklance from the one down the road from me tomorrow

__________________
The world is moving so fast now that we start freaking long before our parents did because we don't ever stop to breathe anymore. the last kiss
  Reply With Quote
 
15-05-2004
  92
seagreen serenades
 
strawberry daiquiri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Montreal/Dublin
Gender: femme
Posts: 13,712
Welcome to you impossibleprincess

Last weekend I found the most beautiful 50's dress - dark blue
And a few minutes later the perfect bag to go with - teeny and gold

  Reply With Quote
15-05-2004
  93
backstage pass
 
clay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Jersey City
Gender: homme
Posts: 950
Somebody earlier in this thread pointed out the Salvation Army. I must agree i have been goin to the SA
since i was in High School. I actually stopped around 93 but just picked it up again. I get so mad when i go to these high end Thrift/vintage shops in Manhattan and see the same stuff for 4 times the price. I suggest
to anyone that has a SA around the to use it.

  Reply With Quote
15-05-2004
  94
Proponent of Plaid
 
As You Like It's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Kansas City, MO
Gender: femme
Posts: 2,923
Quote:
Originally posted by As You Like It@Apr 11th, 2004 - 10:41 am
I usually go to Goodwill, Junior League, and D.A.V., and if there is an ASPCA shop, which there isn't in Kansas City. I don't shop from religious-based charity shops, because I don't support missions. Hence, no Salvation Army for me. There's also a local needy-families' charity shop that I shop at a lot, but that is mostly to get work clothes for my husband. Their stuff isn't that great usually, and their women's selection is dire, but for work clothes, the prices can't be beat.
I don't go to Salvation Army because their whole existence is about promoting Missionary work, with which I heartily disagree. I mean, if they were just going to poor countries to do humanitarian work, like provide food, vaccinations, education, ect., I would be wholeheartedly in support, but their thing is to try to convert all those non-Christians to Christianity while they're at it, and I think is incredibly unfair, intrusive, presumptuous, culturally insensitive, and generally Not Cool. More on proselytization.

Quote:
The Salvation Army is, and has always been, first and foremost, a Christian Christian is a religion but this has been lost over the years where it is now only seen to be a thrift shop or a social services charity. This has caused a major rethink within the Salvation Army who are once again placing the Salvation Army on the map of Christian churches
Taken from here. Here's an article discussing how they insist that their employees publicly affirm their status as Christians, and they have a history of discriminating against homosexuals, though they are now offering Domestic Partner benefits.

The best way to find thrift-shops, I think, is to hit the Yellow Pages, and see what is listed, make yourself an itinerary through town and check them out--see what causes their revenue supports, what their goods look like, and how their prices are. That way you can shop your consciousness and get good stuff for your wardrobe. My heartiest recommendation is Goodwill.

Oh, and while I am on my soapbox, here, I want to publically state that I don't hve any beef against Christians or Christianity as a whole, but I do not agree with missionary work, I do not agree with Witnessing, I do not agree with proselytization, and I don't agree with evangelism. I think it is fine and great if you are strong of faith and love your God and it helps you be a good person, but I DO NOT think anyone should go around trying to get everyone else to fall in line with their religious beliefs.

__________________
It came from out-of-space!
  Reply With Quote
15-05-2004
  95
backstage pass
 
punkie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: İstanbul / USA
Posts: 540
At the Goodwill site, there is a link to online auctions. They sometimes have the greatest stuff like lot of vintage gloves or hats. And sooo soo much fur coats! Check it out.

__________________
http://www.mordolap.com
  Reply With Quote
16-05-2004
  96
seagreen serenades
 
strawberry daiquiri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Montreal/Dublin
Gender: femme
Posts: 13,712
Yesterday:

Small, pale green suitcase – 3 euro
Light brown leather envelope clutch – 20 cents
Whitish pink leather gloves with lovely stitching detail – 10 cent
Lonnng string of the good, real pearls – 50 cent
A frightening load of other jewellery there’s no point in describing


Books/plays :
Playboy of the Western World
The taming of the shrew
A Spaniard in the works (John Lennon)
Oscar remembered
An ancient Wuthering Heights (because 3 other copies just ain’t enough )

  Reply With Quote
16-05-2004
  97
backstage pass
 
clay's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Jersey City
Gender: homme
Posts: 950
wow SA sounds evil. I do not like what you say they do and have done. I will think about that. Thanks for the
info. I guess I never cared enough either way.

  Reply With Quote
24-05-2004
  98
paint it black
 
maarit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Estonia
Gender: femme
Posts: 2,494
Finally a great find!
Vintage Gucci handbag and cosmetic's bag - grand total of $7
and a red leather Coach wallet $2!

  Reply With Quote
24-05-2004
  99
flaunt the imperfection
 
softgrey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: downtown...
Gender: femme
Posts: 50,673
Quote:
Originally posted by strawberry daiquiri@May 16th, 2004 - 11:38 am

An ancient Wuthering Heights (because 3 other copies just ain’t enough )
can never get enough of wuthering heights...

__________________
"It is not money that makes you well dressed: it is understanding."
ChristianDior



  Reply With Quote
24-05-2004
  100
tfs star
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,818
Quote:
Originally posted by OriginalGucciGirl+May 14th, 2004 - 8:16 am--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (OriginalGucciGirl @ May 14th, 2004 - 8:16 am)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-As You Like It@Apr 1st, 2004 - 11:14 pm

Here's that plaid dress I was talking about. I was taking pictures of some of my vintage stuff for an online lookbook I am compiling as part of the "resources" section of my website, and I snapped a couple of this treasure. It is blanket-weight wool flannel, bias cut on the skirt.
AYLI - You are an inspiration. Whenever i look at the things you have posted, i start to like vintage more and more. I love some of the clothes you posted, and would have never considered vintage clothing before. Thanx for that. [/b][/quote]
I agree, the clothes you post are always so classic. You really have a great style, unique and elegant but not too serious, and it's obviously very true to your personality.

__________________
Stefani's a douche. :D
  Reply With Quote
24-05-2004
  101
backstage pass
 
Liszs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 535
Quote:
Originally posted by maarit@May 24th, 2004 - 7:42 pm
Finally a great find!
Vintage Gucci handbag and cosmetic's bag - grand total of $7
and a red leather Coach wallet $2!
aah, wow

  Reply With Quote
24-05-2004
  102
paint it black
 
maarit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Estonia
Gender: femme
Posts: 2,494
Quote:
Originally posted by Liszs+May 24th, 2004 - 12:20 pm--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Liszs @ May 24th, 2004 - 12:20 pm)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-maarit@May 24th, 2004 - 7:42 pm
Finally a great find!
Vintage Gucci handbag and cosmetic's bag - grand total of $7
and a red leather Coach wallet $2!
aah, wow [/b][/quote]
Who would have thought that in Tallin, huh?

  Reply With Quote
24-05-2004
  103
V.I.P.
 
TheSoCalledPrep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Pennsylvania, USA
Gender: femme
Posts: 5,307
!Congrats!

  Reply With Quote
25-05-2004
  104
paint it black
 
maarit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Estonia
Gender: femme
Posts: 2,494
Quote:
Originally posted by TheSoCalledPrep@May 24th, 2004 - 2:19 pm
!Congrats!
Thanks!

  Reply With Quote
28-05-2004
  105
kabhi alvida
 
impossibleprincess's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: London
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,604
Quote:
found a grey fur schiaparelli coat from the 40's for $12!!!!!!! it is amazing! and in mint condition.
i also found a huge cream bottega veneta tote bag- woven- for $1.
Asta, you're finds are amazing!!!
I always see designer shoes in thrift stores in my area-and they are always too small!! always Dior, always size 3!! aaahhh!

__________________
The world is moving so fast now that we start freaking long before our parents did because we don't ever stop to breathe anymore. the last kiss
  Reply With Quote
Reply
Previous Thread | Next Thread »

Tags
scores, thrift
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

monitoring_string = "058526dd2635cb6818386bfd373b82a4"


 
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:30 AM.
Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
TheFashionSpot.com is a property of TotallyHer Media, LLC, an Evolve Media LLC company. ©2014 All rights reserved.