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
08-04-2003
  1
Procrastinator.
 
HBoogie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Pittsburgh
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,715
Thrift Scores
A few months back I found a 60's era Pucci tie in my local thrift store...for one dollar! No one was as excited by the find as I was and I really had no one to share my joy with. But now I do... you guys!

Anyone else care to share great thrift store/vintage store/charity shop/yard sale/flea market/consignment shop finds?

__________________
Fashion is the deliberate inculcation of obsolescence. - Paul Hawken

http://www.shopstyle.com/users/hboogie
  Reply With Quote
 
08-04-2003
  2
V.I.P.
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,617
Not bad...

One of my favoritest sweaters ever was USD 1.50 a long while back, and
I still wear it ... loosely constructed, happy hunter green wool.

I don't visit as often anymore since I seem to
pick up so much online nowadays. Maybe I should .



  Reply With Quote
08-04-2003
  3
retro queen
 
charlottesometimes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Surfers Paradise
Gender: femme
Posts: 726
Just recently I bought a beautiful dark green velvet jacket from a thrift shop for $4.00. It's quite fitted and seems to be from the 70s. I love it!

  Reply With Quote
08-04-2003
  4
backstage pass
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 525
Off-topic, but where do they get the clothes for thrit-shops? I always want to go, but then I figure, oh god, it's Ottawa - how many fun things could I possibly find? SO I just go to Winner's when I need a *find*!

  Reply With Quote
08-04-2003
  5
backstage pass
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: San Francisco
Posts: 538
I have had such amazing luck finding coats at the Goodwill. So far I have an ivory wrap coat that is made from cashmere and mink (woven into the fabric). The look of a wrap coat is so current right now and I found this one for $2!. I found a faux fur cocktail length coat last winter - it has this huge collar that comes up around my ears and over the weekend I just found this amazing long black cashmere coat with 7/8 sleeves and a perfect mink collar.

I'm obsessed with winter coats for some reason and I live in Northern California!

  Reply With Quote
08-04-2003
  6
backstage pass
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 728
My best find was a Gucci handbag (circa 1985) that I bought at a friend's garage sale for $10 (came with the orginal dustbag too). The bag is an awkward shape, but one day I'm going to refurbish it.

I've also found little 50s/60s era beaded handbags at consignment shops. Love those bags...they are so feminine and are great to carry for evenings out.

  Reply With Quote
08-04-2003
  7
fashion icon
 
LLaura's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: SoCal
Gender: femme
Posts: 3,020
Theres a really good one here in La Jolla that sells Chanel Suits for $300 or $400. They only sell designer things like prada, LV, Gucci, etc. All of the La Jolla socialites go there after the season is over and sell their stuff to the resale shop so everything there is practically new!

I haven't bought anything cause I'm weird about wearing used stuff but it's a really cool store!!

__________________
This diamond has so many carats it's almost a turnip. ~Richard Burton
  Reply With Quote
08-04-2003
  8
V.I.P.
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,617
Quote:
Originally posted by ShadeOfRed@Apr 8th, 2003 - 10:03 am
I always want to go, but then I figure,
oh god, it's Ottawa - how many fun things could I possibly find?
You'd probably be surprised by at least one or two things.

LL, unless you're buying your girlfriend's things to
wear out with her later , what's the problem?



At uni especially, thrift stores are a must. They don't take ratty,
nasty things. If you're really scared, have it drycleaned twice.

  Reply With Quote
08-04-2003
  9
V.I.P.
 
Astrid21's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: USA
Gender: femme
Posts: 8,761
My best find was my BV woven 'folio. It was brand new and only $7.00.

  Reply With Quote
09-04-2003
  10
V.I.P.
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 4,617
$7.00!




  Reply With Quote
09-04-2003
  11
Vision of Paradise
 
LolitaLuxe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: LA-NYC
Gender: femme
Posts: 6,934

ive found so many things. i havnt been thrift shopping in a while

things i have found have included:
gaultier coat -$6 [ looks space age, possibly from the mid 90's]
herve leger dress -$ 1 [ that is from the 80's[??] and looks like a corset]
several fur pieces- llama, fox, mink
patent leather marching band boots -$1.50 [ 70's]
john travolta biograhpy from the 70's- $0.25 [ my "friend" stole it!]
records!!!!
floral upholstery coat - free [rust colored]
leopard fur coat- $28
black corduroy trench coat- $10

__________________
you cats take care of the environment, man. - wavy gravy,1969
  Reply With Quote
10-04-2003
  12
windowshopping
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 4
Gorgeous tiny houndstooth pattern grey wool pants, Christian Dior and in excellent condition....$4.00.

  Reply With Quote
10-04-2003
  13
rock-chic
 
Feline's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: York/Lincoln, UK
Gender: femme
Posts: 2,170
Coats & jackets are usually my best finds

3/4 length leopard print coat
Long PVC coat which I 'customised' into a corset-style jacket
Red denim jacket
and my latest find - pink snake-print jacket

__________________
Empancipate yourself from mental slavery; None but ourselves can free our minds (Bob Marley - Redemption Song)
  Reply With Quote
10-04-2003
  14
rising star
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Posts: 192
I got an old 60's Chanel coat (think Jacky kennedy) in very good condition for 200 euros!!
Also, I recently bought a MJ sofia for 400 euros!! That was a good deal
I get so excited when I got good vintage deals, it's so much more fun!

  Reply With Quote
11-04-2003
  15
tfs star
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Norway
Gender: femme
Posts: 1,514
My best EVER thrift store find was an adorable little evening purse, in black leather...hard to describe the style, but it looked almost like a miniateur doctor's bag, only dressier... It cost about 5 euros, I think.

BUT unfortunately it was stolen on a night out My keys, wallet, creditcard and cell was in there, but the thing I cried about when I got home was the purse
I still have my eyes open for it when I go out, I swear if I see someone carrying it...

Handbags and purses is what I find most of in thrift stores, and jackets and coats.

  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 02:46 PM.
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.