6 In Upcycling

THRIFT STORE ESSENTIALS PART TWO

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I’m so happy everyone enjoyed my last Thrift Store Essentials post.  I immediately started thinking it needed a part two and maybe part three right after I posted.  There are so many pieces at the thrift store that I see time and time again that could be a classic in most anyone’s closet.  Here are a few I spotted in one week:

Jane is wearing a beautiful Burberry trench. Every time I stop at Genesis thrift store in Dallas, they will have at least one Burberry trench–sometime three or four to choose from.  This one is perfect, but Jane and I are thinking of making it a bit shorter for a more modern look.

Cashmere Sweaters.  I see them all the time in perfect condition!

Here are two I found last week, along with this adorable Italian leather bag found.  I love the stitching on the leather!

A vintage fur.  Beginning in September, thrift stores generally put out their fur coats they have accumulated over the summer through donations.  This is the best time to find a great vintage fur–the selections can be fabulous!  This one is especially great because of the hood.  Jane and will be sharing this–hopefully.

Great with riding boots and a pair of jeans.

The breakdown:

Burberry Trench: $90.00

2 Sweaters: $15.00

Leather bag: $15.00

Vintage fur hoody: $60.00

Total $180.00

I hope you all enjoy this installment–let me know if you find something fabulous!

Big thanks to Daniel Wellington for the gorgeous mans watch!

  • SE
    October 30, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    What gorgeous finds! Love every one of them, but that Italian purse is my favorite. That’s it- the next time I come down to visit family in Austin I’m going to head to Dallas. In all my thrifting, I have never run across a Burberry trench!

    I am off to have some tea and deal with my envy….

  • jane
    November 1, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Fabulous finds! I’ve been bidding on Burberry trenches and losing on e-bay for weeks! Does the thrift store you frequent have a website?

  • vvn
    November 1, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I’d love to score a Burberry trench at a thrift store! Unfortunately thrift stores everywhere don’t have the kind of nice, designer selection you seem to get 🙁

  • judy ALDRIDGE
    November 2, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    Jane–Sadly, it does not.

  • Kathi
    December 1, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Dear Judy
    I’ve been reading your blog and Jane’s for a few years and I should comment more often. You do a great job, both of you and your style is world class.
    Bravo!
    Kathi

  • Kym
    December 16, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Judy – Where are you???? Come back, come back, please…:)