My Top 10 Vintage Fashion Finds
1. Hand Knit Fuax Fur CArdigan
I'm not a complusive vintage shopper. Before you lift one eyebrow (which is actually one of my life goals, because I've never been able to raise just one eyebrow at a time) and look incredulous, notice that I didn't say that I wasn't a compulsive Zara or Asos shopper. Cuz I am. But a compulsive thrift store shopper? Not really.
While I can most certainly understand the thrill of finding an incredible deal or unique and beautiful piece, second-hand shops have never really been my thing. Flea markets are more up my alley, but even those I barely frequent.
As a result, I don't have many vintage items hanging in my closet. But the few I do have I am very much pleased with. I like the vintage items I have. A lot. So, so much. Like this furry cardigan. HOW GORGEOUS?!
Below are my 10 favorite vintage fashion finds. This post is composed solely of wearable eye-candy. Which is the best type of eye-candy. According to me.
Go ahead, feast your eyes.
This beautiful sweater is actually from a friend, who got it in a flea market in Seattle. I traded approximately half of my wardrobe in exchange for this beauty. No regrets though. And why should/could I? Look at it!
2. emerald green wool coat
I saw this coat in a thrift store and knew instantly that I was taking it home. Price tag: $30. And then I noticed the designer: H&M. Not exactly the company I generally expect to find in a thrift store. But if it took going to some small second-hand shop in the middle of nowhere to find the perfect H&M coat, well then - that was fine with me.
3. Oversized embellished sweaters
I feel like these types of sweaters are vintage store classics. I see them in thrift stores everywhere. These two were found in a thrift store in Brooklyn.
4. Faux Fur trimmed long cardigan
This cardigan, found in a second-hand store in Colorado, is made of wool and faux fur and it's obvious that it's well-made and of the finest quality. I mean, the thing weighs like 10 pounds. That has to say something.
5. Oversized velvet button-down
This velvet shirt, another Brooklyn thrift store find, is one of the vintage pieces I have that I wear most often. Rather than sporting this as a top, I wear this piece open, as a cardigan.
6. celine cardigans
These Celine sweaters weren't a lucky vintage find. They're actually inherited from my grandmother and aunt. Some of the cardigans were still in their original packaging and were never even worn. Thanks Nonna and Silvia!
7. long leather trench coat
Where else can you find an 100% genuine leather long jacket for under $50 than in a thrift store or flea market? Nowhere. That's where.
8. chanel silk square scarf
This scarf is another item that I inherited AKA stole from my mother's drawer. Thievery is the best policy.
9. Gucci small crossbody bag
Would you look at that? Yet another item I procured from my mom's closet. Like I said - thievery is the best policy.
10. Coach Leather Backpack
This one I didn't steal. This backpack is from a flea market in Manhattan. It's Coach. It's leather. And it was $10. OH YEAH.
On a completely unrelated note, why so angry, slippers?