Sunday, September 4, 2011
The right place at the right time
Many a weekend is spent by my husband and I trolling for vintage treasures, hitting up garage sales, thrift stores and flea markets alike. A few years ago a neighborhood garage sale proved especially fruitful, as I scored one of my most valuable vintage designer pieces by none other than Rudi Gernreich! I had found some wonderful items at this woman’s sale and was chatting with her about them. She was happy I liked her old things so much and that I actually intended to wear them. She then remembered that there was another bag in the basement she wanted me to look at too. Her husband went and grabbed it and in addition to about 30 more great pieces was the Rudi. She asked $20 for the lot and of course I didn’t bargain! She even took down my contact info in case she found more stuff! I kept hoping she would call but she never did. And now I have an amazing piece of her history to treasure always! Check out Couture Allure's post on Rudi, and the killer dress she has listed for sale right now!
Rudi Gernreich dress, less than $1 at a yard sale several years ago
Charles Jourdan gold boomerang heel sandals, $100 ebay last year
Purple suede purse, $8 thrifted yesterday at SPCA thrift