Top 5 vintage finds: Meghan Felker shares her treasures.
I’ve asked some of my most stylish friends to make a list of their favorite treasures that they’ve found at thrift stores, garage sales, grandma’s closest, wherever! One of my good friends, Meg, just sent me her favorite finds. Take a look. I’m sure that her wonderful treasures will leave you inspired.
Secondhand shops have more than just clothing, but also household treasures. This year, I moved out of my parents pad (again) and moved into the big city of Toronto! I was lucky enough to find two awesome roommates and a blank canvas that I could begin to decorate. With a tight budget, I found myself going to antique markets, garage sales, and secondhand shops for inspiration.
Racks of undiscovered treasures waiting to be found. Shaun Hanif's experience at Value Village.
I had only been to the “VV Boutique” (Value Village) once before. College friends of mine recommended it as a great spot to assemble my costume for my Baz Luhrmann themed party (yes, that happened). I was not disappointed. I found a great tuxedo shirt, top hat and suspenders. Years later, I never thought I would have thought to go back for clothes. I admit, I was a fish out of water when it came to thrift store shopping. You’d be more likely to find me in Fairview, Queen West, or Yorkdale. However, Cate and a promise of 50% off was quite convincing.
If it's meant to look Retro, you'll find it secondhand.
I have a real love/hate relationship with stores like Urban Outfitters. Occasionally they will have some pretty cool pieces, but mostly I find myself saying, “What the what! 60 bucks for a t-shirt. Puhlease!” The thing that drives me nuts with stores like that, is the fact that the clothing is meant to look “secondhand.” Let moi explain…