Well, for sure my go-to shops aren’t residing on Rodeo Drive.
I guess you all know I am a devout thrifter and second-hand shopping woman. I have become so accustomed to hunting through racks for my outfits, and paying less-than-lunch, that I sometimes struggle paying full price at retail stores. I do enjoy looking at all the shiny new things, and I get ideas that fit with my personal style. Then I am more inspired to shop for those pieces at the thrifts.
My favorite thrift and consignment brands include Trina Turk, James Perse, Vivienne Westwood, Ralph Lauren, Alexander McQueen (sigh), and other names I can’t afford to buy full-price. I even have a magnificent Giorgio Armani pantsuit I bought at Molly Mutt for only $100, and I’m dazzled by the expert tailoring and quality. I need to wear it more than once a year!
Of course, I also buy retail, for things like undergarments, sleepwear and hosiery. And when I see something fabulous that really speaks to me. Sometimes we can spot a piece in a retail store that will fill a wardrobe hole, or multiply our outfits, or gosh darn it, we just love it soooo much.
The retail brands that tempt me most, and that best match my slightly boho, casual, vintage-y personal style include: Anthropologie, Karina, Modcloth and Lands End Canvas (you need to check Canvas out – they’re the more modern, edgy division of Lands End proper). These shops are also in my price range, especially when on sale.
What are your shops of choice, that always seem to have that one something you need in your closet?
Some favorites from my go-to retailers:
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