1.11.08

dream thrift

Today I had a bit of a dream thrifting experience. Thrifting, lately, has been difficult; I've been far more choosy, and I am convinced the prices have doubled (they are still inexpensive, of course). A few weeks ago I found a coat for sale in estatesale's Etsy shop and seriously considered buying it. I have had a few bad experiences in the past little while with respect to buying vintage clothing online, and I hesitated... and I hesitated just long enough for someone else to snap it up! I kept the coat in mind and continued to browse the coat racks, looking for something similar. Was I ever surprised to find this one! And it fit, too! And it was $20! I was giddy.

It came from Simpson's originally and is a wool/viscose blend. I need to have it cleaned, and I need to find new buttons for it. Otherwise it is perfect, with no tears in the lining at all, and I am smitten with it! It's all about the collar and that lovely weave.

5 comments:

  1. love love love! i think vintage is darling in moderation - what a great find! makes me want to go out and thrift ;)

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  2. i love when the thrifting stars align and you are able to find someting fantastic like that coat! great find!

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  3. I've very rarely bought vintage online partly because of my apprehension about quality & fit.

    That coat is gorgeous, though--how fantastic, though, that it went to Piksi. I adore her style. How sweet you found one so similar.

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  4. Yay! I love when the thrift gods shine down and choose you to find just exactly what you are looking for!

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  5. Oh, it's lovely!

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