Despite the title, this is in no way shape or form my first foray into second hand shopping. More like my 300th.
But this is the first post of my finds in what I hope will be a series. Since reading Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion by Elizabeth L. Cline, I’ve been working hard to only buy second hand, exceptional quality, or absolutely necessary.
So today’s finds, from the St Vincent de Paul Society in Islington!
That cute little apron was only $4!!! It’s so damn adorable I couldn’t leave it there.
The patterns were all uncut, modern, larger size designs, 50cents each:
- Simplicity 5403 costume poodle skirts
- Simplicity K2497 Cynthia Rowley dresses
- Vogue V1041 Anne Klein suit jacket and pants
- McCall’s 4296 evening elegance tops and skirts
The red book is Sew Easy, Sewing of Knits and Fabrics by Phyllis Cooper. It’s kind of like a text book, with plenty of notes pages that are covered in a neat scribble from a very thorough student. I really love that personal touch! And it was only $2.
And finally, I also picked up Prey by Michael Crichton for $2 as well. It will be the first of his books that I read.
So $10 total! Not bad for a 15 minute fresh air break from work.