The other day I had a rare good day clothing shopping at thrift stores. It's been a while since I've found more than one item of pre-1970s vintage clothing at a time. It makes you wonder where all the good clothes went. I think I mentioned before that I have a strong suspicion all the really good stuff (1950s & earlier) gets dumped into those stand-alone metal bins you see in abandoned parking lots. I guess most people just think they're too old for anyone to want. Those people, that is, that don't try to sell them on eBay for twice what they're worth...
So lucky for me I found something I'd been looking for for some time.
Yes, it's a Pendleton jacket.
And it looks like it was maybe worn once. The creases are still in it, as are the shoulder pads. I really like the colors- blue and brown are staples of my fall wardrobe. I can't wait for the first chilly day to wear it. It was a little bit more than I like to spend at $10, but I know I will get a lot of use from it.
But for the meantime, while it's hot, I found this sweet Hawaiian dress:
I'm not familiar with the maker, are any of you? (After all, it's not a Shaheen, but still vintage, as you can see by the metal zipper.) I'm not real big on the color, either- hot pink just isn't my style- but it fits (maybe even a bit big- size L). I guess this will be one of those etsy re-sells when I get the time to set up the shop. Stay tuned!
I probably could have found more goodies in the store if my daughter hadn't started singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" at the top of her little lungs and we had to skedaddle...