Thrift Scores

Discussion in 'Shop Till You Drop' started by HBoogie, Apr 8, 2003.

  1. utopia

    utopia ingenue

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    my vintage bright coral red princess coat that my friend bought at a thrift store for $8. I traded her a purple leather skirt (!!! which I had actually bought to give to her...:blush:) for that coat - best trade of my life! it looks quite a lot like audrey hepburn's red coat in breakfast at tiffany's, although I actually like mine better because the shape is sleeker. B)

    also, a blue wool vintage givenchy a-line skirt that I bought for about $1.25. it's absolutely gorgeous. :)
     
  2. *AndoraStar*

    *AndoraStar* Day Dreaming

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    Ladies you're really making me SHOP!! OH ya.. I'm going to shop now!
     
  3. classic1908

    classic1908 Member

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    Recent finds include a Saks Fifth Avenue gray cotton/rayon sweater for $7.
    Others include a Steve Fabrikant (luxe knit) dress for $30, a Talora (Nordstrom) stretch denim reefer for $20, and a pair of INC beige slacks for $7.
     
  4. Angelica

    Angelica New Member

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    I found a great brown leather Miu Miu jacket with dark purple stitching for $75. The leather was in great condition, no cracks or dry spots. :heart:
     
  5. littlered

    littlered New Member

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    Another great find this last weekend! A caramel brown vintage leather jacket. It's fitted and slightly broken in - and I only paid $22 for it!
     
  6. estevairevana

    estevairevana New Member

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    Shucks, I almost said Macy's and Bloomingdales but as they are not really vintage, then I'll say Crabtree and Evelyn? Or Wet Seal is sometimes very chantilly.
     
  7. charlottesometimes

    charlottesometimes retro queen

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    Yippee! Today I bought a gorgeous wool scottish kilt for $10.00 which I am going to wear with black knee-length lace-up boots and a 70s velvet jacket so that it doesn't look too "mumsy".
     
  8. humble balmy gore

    humble balmy gore New Member

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    The best things I have found at a thrift store include
    Valentino couture vicuna coat ($12. Last september)
    two Florence Knoll black leather settees ($20 each!!!,a couple of years ago)
    Baccarat decanter ($80. last year)
    1950's black leather motorcycle jacket ($20. last week)
    There is a silent auction here every Saturday and I used to frequent,Once I got there a little late and this Old man had beat me to a set of 4 Verner Panton wire cone chairs with blue seat pads.He was driving off as I got there :angry:
    I have more luck finding house stuff than clothes.
    I have a friend that would find AMAZING things.He found a pair of white painted Margiela tabi boots.I thought that was INSANE.
     
  9. AlmostFamous

    AlmostFamous Active Member

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    My fave thing has to be my hot pink pumps with a 2 -3 inch heel, brand new for 2.99! I get comments on them whenever I wear them out. My 5 y.o cousin calls them "tay-tay's barbie shoes"! :heart:
     
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    pfwoot New Member

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    I was so innocently riding my bike last night when I happened upon this amazing vintage/thrift store.

    I got:
    two 40's/50's bathing suits(very modest, yet still very cute) :heart:
    two scarves
    big round sunglasses.


    I had to make myself leave b/c I needed to get home, but there were still several rooms I hadn't gone into yet and I think I 'm gonna go back and get earrings that I've thought about.

    It was sooo much fun! :bounce:
     
  11. Spacemiu

    Spacemiu New Member

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    Thats amzing I'm going to faint!!!!!!!!! :wacko:
     
  12. HBoogie

    HBoogie Procrastinator.

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    oooh, you should wear the retro swimsuit with scarf and big round sunglasses! B)
     
  13. Tiffany199

    Tiffany199 New Member

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    I bought a Donald Brooks dress for $5 at a garage sale and when I looked it up on the web as to info about the designer. I saw the dresses went for $450 and up.

    :heart: Tiffany
     
  14. charlottesometimes

    charlottesometimes retro queen

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    I :heart: reading about everyone's treasures!

    Yesterday I found a Joseph Homme pure wool jumper for hubby, perfect unworn condition $6.50. (The op-shop ladies had never heard of Joseph!) and a 50s red wool boucle coat also in perfect condition for $7.00

    I get such a buzz from finding great stuff :buzz: ...does anyone else feel this way?
     
  15. HBoogie

    HBoogie Procrastinator.

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    B) definitely, Charlotte!

    :flower: Welcome to tFS, Tiffany199! :flower:
     
  16. lilac_wine

    lilac_wine New Member

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    Yesterday, I found a soft black polkadot skirt that is so light you don't even notice you're wearing it (3 euros), an icy blue cashmere sweater for my mom :flower: (too big for me) (5 e.) and a couple of cool books, all Dutch, so I won't bore you w/ details.
    Yay!
     
  17. Feline

    Feline rock-chic

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    Purple leather jacket, looks unworn for £4.25.
     
  18. Tease

    Tease New Member

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    I found a gorgeous, classic, black, retro, museum worthy, swimsuit, though it was not cheap ($99)... its worth more than what I paid. It is my most favourite item in my closet.
     
  19. asta

    asta New Member

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    i 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.
     
  20. utopia

    utopia ingenue

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    I found the most adorable doctor-style handbag the other day. it's brown leather with black leather detailing (which is so nice because I always accessorize with black and never brown) and just a small handle. I only paid $1.98 for it, and it's in amazing condition for it's age, though I can't determine exactly how old it might be. it doesn't really look like it's been used. regardless, I'm still elated over my find. -_- :heart:
     

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