Many times, while thrifting, I will find treasures that I simply cannot part without. Most pieces I have to dig through every inch of the store to find, but some simply glimmer as soon as you walk through the door. Take this coat, for example.
A couple of weeks ago, I saw a huge sign on the thrift store right down the street from my house (and the one where I've had some of my best vintage finds) that read "Winter wear: 50% off!" Fair enough, I could always use a few more sweaters & coats. I went inside, half expecting not to find anything, but as soon as I saw the coat rack, this vintage authentic 60s fur coat immediately caught my attention. The fur is from a company in France, and the coat was hand constructed by an American tailor.
What I love most about wearing vintage is creating stories behind the clothes you buy. This coat, I imagine, belonged to a young woman who was classy, timeless, yet also on the cutting edge of fashion and was not afraid to shock, both in her wardrobe choices and personal life. She married young, traveled the world with the love of her life, and eventually settled down in Italy, always remaining a true vixen. How her coat got here, in Virginia Beach? Well, in her last few months, she sent her beloved wardrobe from her years as a fashionista to her granddaughter, and the luggage was lost along the way, never to be reclaimed. The clothes finally, after all of these years, ended up my teeny tiny thrift store. Ok... a girl can dream, right?
Do you guys love the coat as much as I do? Well.. good news! It will soon be availble for purchase on my Etsy store, along with this lovely 70s black dress! That's right, I'm finally opening one, and I wanted you guys to be the first to know! You can email me if you are interested in reserving the dress or the coat once they go up when I launch the store, hopefully next weekend (I just need to get midterms out of the way)! Prices are to be determined. Eeeek, I'm so excited and cannot wait to show everyone all of the wonderful things I've been collecting the past couple weeks (months and months, really) for the store! And of course, many of the clothes featured in past posts will eventually be available.
Fur coat: Thrifted
Shoes: Steve Madden
Currently playing: Bon Iver, "For Emma"