Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Hand Me Down

I found the most ah-maz-ing second hand shop about 15 minutes from my home. When I was a teenager, around 14 going on 15, buying thrift shop stuff was not considered cool at all and you could really buy a lot of clothes for under £1, that would be something like 25-50 cents. We didn't even call it thrift shop or vintage, it was just old clothes or second hand. Back then the Portobello Road in London was my mecca, so was the market on Petticoat Lane. I've got some great stuff that I still have and wear from those days and will probably never part with. Ossie Clark jackets, 1930's silk bias cut slips, Biba trousers and dresses...

Anyway, this shop I found was nicely priced too, had some great bargains and I don't think I will have to sew any of it in, which is rare for me.

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1970's suede jacket with cutout detail and tie front $12.00
Teamed with bandeau bikini top by Rosa Chá and denim skirt by Miss Sixty
Jewellery vintage.

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Shirt $7.50. 1980'S leather skirt $9.75

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1960's floral dress $5.00

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Sunglass $2.00


Krimly said...

love the jacket!


shirin said...

That floral dress is so pretty! Looks like one of those great year round dresses that are cute for layering but also perfect alone with flip flops. Nice find..

That pendant in the first photo looks interesting too, is that a bird on it?

the style crusader said...

oh my goodness! these are such good finds! i love the floral dress, and that leather skirt!! what great bargains!! xx