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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Tuesday Thrift Finds: Leather!



I found some wonderful leather items at the thrifts! These awesome vintage booties look nearly unworn, and this vintage Coach purse was a steal! The leather is so thick and well-made. Why aren't Coach purses still this thick and luxurious? 

Whenever I find gorgeous vintage fashions like these, I wonder what people will find in thrift stores 20 years from now. Will people look at our fashion with the same nostalgia as we do with decades-old pieces? Will they even last that long? It's sad that in order to afford well-made clothing you also have to be well-off. I love the idea of a small, but incredibly well-made wardrobe.

Do you think modern fashion is too disposable? Comment below!

8 comments:

  1. I love vintage coach purses!!!! I have one that was definitely well loved before me but I still carry it everywhere.

    Emily
    eageremily.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, a well-loved Coach purse is the best! They only get better with time.

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  2. I would love to find a vintage coach bag for my Mom. So lovely... I agree on the small, but well made wardrobe. Sure, I have a fair share of inexpensive, poorly made stuff, but I have really been getting rid of that and keeping only the items I really really love. Vintage or vintage inspired dresses seem to be winning in my closet.

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    1. I hope you find a vintage Coach purse at the thrifts...nothing better than paying next to nothing for a great purse!

      Isn't it lovely to return to the same dress over and over and still love it after every wear? It's the most satisfying feeling :-)

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  3. Great finds! I think the same thing...in 20+ years will the thrift stores be flooded with one-time-wear clothes from Forever 21, etc.?

    I agree, a small, well-made, well-curated wardrobe can go far with some cheap add ins here and there. Love your blog!

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    1. I love a nice, trendy little accessory now and then! I have a "core" outfit put together from my favorite items, then sass is up with cheap accessories.

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  4. Mmmm...I love me some, buttery vintage bits for the wardrobe, too. Love seeing the thrifted inspiration on the web as I strive to curate a streamlined wardrobe. Those shoes look comphy as hell!

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    1. Mmmhhmm...there's a wonderful little leather shop near me that stretches leather shoes for real cheap. Love giving them my business as much as I love the smell of walking into the shop.

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