I'd be lying if I said that I'm shopping consignment and thrift stores more frequently due to the recession -- the plain and simple truth is I've been shopping those places for years, not only for the good deals on designer goodies, but there's something about things having a "past" that I find utterly romantic and glam.
Reminds me of the scene in the SATC Movie where Big turns to Carrie and says, "you must be the only person in New York who still reads library books" which prompts her to bury her face into her book of love letters and take a huge whiff.
I've acquired many lovely pieces over the years, adored them, archived them, and then set them free again to be enjoyed by another similarly obsessed gal. One of my all time favorite scores was a simple pair of Manolo Blahnik "jazz" flats. I was making minimum wage at the time and these babies cost me about $25 but every time I wore them I felt like a million bucks.
So please share - what's your fave consignment / thrift store purchase?
And one more thing which is kinda sorta related: why is it that the price of these Something Blue Manolos was quoted by Carrie as being $525 in the flick when in actuality they're $945?