The day before Thanksgiving, I went out on a thrift store hunt. I used to really enjoy these, although most of the enjoyment came from finding treasures, not the ambience. Clean and not smelly is good. I hit 5 big stores - a Goodwill, a Salvation Army, a Unique, American Council of the Blind, a locally owned one, and two smaller stores.
Maybe they have already had the Christmas shoppers attack, but my, my it was bleak. I used to find a few vintage treasures every trip. Oh, maybe not a lot, but something. I had hoped to post a cool find or two here.
So what did I see in vintage? A couple 1940s-50s mouton coats ( heavy and a tad overpriced and I don't handle fur), a navy blue crepe 1950s dress ( like every other matronly 1950s dress in the world), an okay white fur stole ( see above), a 1960s orange suit (stained), a silk 1980s formal gown ( very odd) and more polyester and sad rayon 1990s than I want think about. I came home empty handed after 6 hours on the road.
So instead, I will share my great find of the fall. I will not tell you where or how much, as I must protect my few sources, just that it wasn't a vintage clothing store and it was a great surprise.
two 1950s Hattie Carnegie suits - same size, very similar style and most likely the same owner
Cool, Hunh? The blue one is now available at www.pastperfectvintage.com and the black one is Coming Soon.