Wardrobe Chronicles: Thrift Score

March 6, 2008


Thrifting is all about the hunt and discovery. There’s that feeling you get when you find something really special. I find that some of the best places for good thrift finds are dark stores crammed to the rafters. Which you don’t really find in New York.

Last year, I found (for me) probably the best item in a thrift store. Out of the corner of my eye, I spy this jeweled tone dress partially sticking out and immediately move towards it. My excitement increases as I move closer until I’m standing right in front of it. At first glance, the material is in pristine condition, a colorful combination of fuschia, golds, reds and checks.

Imagine my surprise when I pull it off the rack and realize that it is even more special than I first thought. I had found an actual Lanvin dress, which the thrift gods had led me to.
Lanvin
The skirt is very structured, billowing out from the hips and tapering at the knee with a sash to wrap around the waist.
Lanvin tag
The best part is the price = $8
Now, I need to find somewhere special to wear it.

♥ the alchemist

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    3 Comments
      Jennine from The Coveted Mar 07, 2008

      holy moly! that’s amazing! i mean… i would probably tote that dress around like a security blanket and snuggle it at night.

      it’s gorgeous! good eye alchemist!
      :)

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      Sarah/Sherbet Tone Mar 07, 2008

      Wow! I don’t think I’ve ever found anything modern at the thrift store nearly as good as that!

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      thealchemist Mar 10, 2008

      thanks guys! it really was a great find and completely unexpected.

      Reply

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