I used to exclusively shop at vintage stores. All through high school I only wore second hand clothing. In my home town we had this “store” (it was really a warehouse) called Ropa Usada where we could dig for clothes, literally, and buy them for 30 cents a pound. It was wonderful. I could sit upon piles and piles of clothing, dig for hours, and walk away with so many gems for under 4 dollars. Some might think this is gross, but it never bothered me. I found it to be exciting!
When I left my hometown I stopped buying used clothes because I found normal vintage shops and places like Goodwill to be waaaaaaaaay overpriced. When you are used to paying 30 cents a pound for clothes, Goodwill prices seem steep. Over the past couple of years, I have been going vintage again. My newest discovery is what I am calling Gucci Goodwill. This Goodwill is the BEST one I have ever been to. Today, I saw an Oscar de La Renta suit for 12 dollars, but alas, it didn’t fit. What DID fit was a Trina Turk dress, a DKNY skirt, a Ralph Lauren jacket, a Yoana Baraschi dress, several vintage tops, and a couple other dresses and skirts.
Here is a sampling of my haul.
The best part? Most of the items are bold colors, which is exactly what I wanted for my spring wardrobe.