Monday, September 8, 2008
Seems like everyone loves vintage these days. Wear anything of your grandma's and it's cool. In fact, I recently visited my grandma and she lugged out a huge basket of old jewelry for me to look through and pick out stuff. I was like a kid in a candy shop! I selected lots of fabulous vintage costume jewelry, and was pleasantly surprised (and a little bit smug) when a couple weeks later I saw a necklace at Urban Outfitters that was almost exactly like one from my grandma! She's hip and probably doesn't even realize it. Anyway, since then I see that 'grandma' jewelry everywhere! So the point of the story is that you could probably save some money and just ask your grandma for some of her old jewelry. Or maybe even an old sweater.
That's why thrift and vintage stores are so cool. Target and plenty of other stores have special "vintage" clothing, but you will never find those one-of-a-kind pieces that you can be sure no one at the mall will be wearing. Having said that, I am going to still go ahead and post some cool vintage pieces from those more 'mainstream' stores, because there is some really cool stuff out there, thrift store or not :). Plus, no thrift store has a website.
Above, from left: E2 Vintage, 1540 Pounds, Lauren Gandini, $815, CA4LA, 95 Pounds.
Above, from left: Radley, 75 Pounds, Inge Christopher, $110, Anthropologie, $98.
All Saints, 24 Pounds, Jay, 55 Pounds, Anthropologie, $18.
And don't even get me started on the furniture. I'll have to save that for another time.