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.
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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      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!

      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!

      thealchemist Mar 10, 2008

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


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