Yesterday was a serious shopping day. I scoured the East Village for vintage and thrift finds and had a marvelous time. (Many thanks to my incomparable hair stylist Joy for the shopping tips). Of course, the people watching is equally fabulous.
At this little shop, all the clothing is downstairs. It’s a great mix of vintage and regular thrift. I chatted up a very nice salesperson, who was interested in what over-40 women blog about! He helped me find a divine maxi skirt – deep blue velvet wrap-around with an embroidered waistband. True to my new form, I wore it out of there and donated my black Banana Republic skirt.
|Downstairs at The Cure
Not on my list, but I stumbled upon East Village Thrift. Score! Superb stock and real thrift prices. I had to restrain myself due to carrying limitations, but I’ll be back. I bought a scarf and a beanie hat, and a gorgeous silk Anthropologie blouse ($8). You’ll see that when I am back in warmer weather.
|An unplanned stop, but well worth it!
Another treasure trove is No Relation Vintage. They had a huge stock of faux and real fur coats for $20 – $75. And with temps expected to hit 32 degrees tonight (and snow!), I was tempted. I bought a cozy faux fur scarf instead. But I am going back — they have lots of high-end bags for $40 – $50. Kooba, Michael Kors, Coach and more.
Wish you all were here!
Later today (in addition to sleet and freezing rain): a vocal performance at NYU for $5. This is a great city.
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