The next shop, Decades Vintange at 723 South 4th, would be a high-end vintage shop. It had designer vintage duds, glitzy baubles, and it was fantastically over the top. The proprietor told us of a shipment she recently obtained from a woman who lived down the street from Gianni Versace in the 80’s. The pieces weren’t Versace, but the clothes were definitely reminiscent of that time period- very luxe, very gold, very strong shoulders. It was maaarvelous, and there is lots to be had. But, you do really need to be patient and sort through to find items that are wearable now.
|Wilbur Vintage & Designer Clothing|
The last shop we ventured in was WilburVintage/DesignerClothing,at 716 South 4th Street, and was a favorite of both Marcie and myself. It was the most well rounded shop, with a well edited selection, great prices, and a loungy, cool, relaxed atmosphere. The layout was thoughtfully spaced for easy browsing, which is especially important to me as a mom shopping with a young child. The prices were very reasonable, and I could get a lot of cool pieces at once without break the bank. The proprietor mentioned how he carefully inspects each piece before he adds it to the collection. And,I believe him because there was nada stain, or hole to be seen.
Before I go, I wanted to give a little shout out to our CareWearShare roady, Maya B. She has been soooo patient. I’m sure she’d rather be practicing saying “NO” or putting lipstick on walls. We love ya girl. I also wanted to give myself a pat on the back for being a good friend;) The day we went thrifting was a beautiful day but it became very cold. I risked being arrested by the fashion police, put on my husband’s 3X rhinestone encrusted orange Ed Hardy jacket, and let Marcie wear my cute fitted black leather jacket. Having worn a very thin Members Only type jacket so Marcie was freezing her petunia off. My only saving grace was the fact the orange in the Ed Hardy jacket did work with my clothes. I risked it all because I really like Marcie; she’s one fab and fashionable gal.