Ok, It's been a while since I've posted. My apologies. I just returned from a week-long trip in Atlanta. My plan was to ravage the city's many, many great thrift stores and vintage boutiques. Unfortunately, I got sick the day before I left, and felt mildly crappy all week. So I spent more time languishing on my parents' sofa (watching cable- such an extravagant luxury!) than I would have liked.
I did, however, make it to my favorite spot, Last Chance Thrift Store, which had just moved to a new location around the corner from their old spot in Decatur. I have to say I was sorely disappointed. I did not find anything. The next day, though, was magical. My dad came home around noon and insisted that I get my sick self off the couch and do something. . .So I asked him to drive me all the way across town (that takes about an hour in non-rush hour Atlanta time) to this "clothing by the pound" thrift store I'd heard about. It's an extension of the Clothing Warehouse, an awesome but over-priced vintage store in the Little 5 Points neighborhood (also a chain of stores with locations in New York, Florida, North & South Carolina and Texas) .
The clothing-by-the-pound store is adjacent to their warehouse where all the clothes for all of the stores initially pass through and are sorted. I expected the cbtp store to be dusty and bare-bones, but it was very nice- decorated like their flagship store in Little 5, but with most of the clothes in bins instead of on racks. Some of the items were in rough shape-- holes, stains, etc. But a little digging proved worth-while. I found a slew of amazing snap-front men's cowboy shirts in excellent condition, a few dresses from the 1970's and 3 pairs of amazing cowboy boots!
Dear Creatures- This clothing line is amazing, but even more amazing is the photography in their lookbook. . . and the interior design. I want to live in these photographs.
Camera Obscura. My new favorite band. . .and they just happen to be playing 1 mile from my house on my birthday in April!
Milly Jewelry. Beautiful, funky vintage-inspired. . .We're selling it at the store I work for, so I got to play dress up. Still out of my price range, but great inspiration for jewelry-making.
Posted by jess at 6:02 PM