It's no secret I LOVE my local consignment and vintage shops for their wonderful selections. So much so, that I usually shy away from shopping at the 'chain' buy sell trade shops like Buffalo Exchange and Crossroads. But yesterday, (pre-kitten pick up of course) I had a bag load of things that were not vintage or designer, and I decided to bring them to Crossroads for trade. And boy, was I in for a surprise!
The Crossroads had moved from their tiny little digs on College Ave. right by the Bart station- to a much much larger spot further up the street. And it is amazing - seriously it is now so well organized, has large fitting rooms, and good lighting (so important for shopping!) They also have racks that are for designer items.
So I brought it my gently used summer items that I no longer wear- and traded for a couple of nice things and $38 in pocket money for the weekend.
A canvas beach bag with the coolest print!
That Mario just had to make fun of because of the "TNA" label. Yes, guys are really mature.
I learned that TNA is a bag design label, not some surf wear label like I had originally thought.
This bag also brought back memories of my sister and I watching Who's the Boss re-runs on TV. There was a episode where Sam goes to a dance and has this dress with the cutest sunglasses print on it. Man did I want that dress! Yep, so much so that I remember my sister and I discussing it at large - okay we watched too much TV, but hey it was New England and winters can be pretty rough!
Anyway...I also picked up this cute little Mia Farrow-esque black baby doll / tent dress, that was really hard to photograph...
It looks a lot better on than it does hanging. And, yes that is Jabba on our Japanese toy/book shelf.
Then I picked this up on our way to get iced coffees from a sidewalk sale, with some of the trade money...
As for the weekend outfits - here is what I wore for today:
It's a little bit girly, but comfy. Cardigan and Belt are from Anthro. Shoes are vintage, via Action is the Fruit on etsy, and the dress is from the Liberty for Target collection.
Okay, I am totally justifying getting a bunch of new things this weekend- since they were in trade (except for the pin).
How often do you do trades/consignment of your clothing?