The most difficult part of selling vintage clothing & treasures is deciding if you really want to part with it. I know I am not alone in this "downside" of it all, and I employ as many tactics as I can to talk myself into "letting it go". (My grandmother is partly to blame for this, she was the world's greatest pack rat and I am proud to say I inherited it from her.) I guess I am more of a collector rather than a
hard core retail seller, and I always wonder about the people who purchase my vintage treasures . . .
This is the very first vintage item I ever sold. The Red Velvet Shoe was originally launched on eBay, I was a pc newbie, had NO idea what I was doing, and looking at the quality of this picture, it's a wonder it even sold! I was so thrilled to have a sale, that at the time I didn't really question parting with it.
And then I found this:
(Photo credit: Exuve.com)
I was doing some designer trench coat research (due to the fact that I will soon be listing a vintage Yves St. Laurent trench coat in my boutique) and this image caught my attention. Rod Stewart starts humming in my head "and she wears it well . . . ." (it's actually a Burberry, not an YSL) and I love the western belt buckle and chunky necklace. . .and what a cool bag, wait let me look closer at it . . .
And there you have it.
My vintage brown suede purse by "Triangle" with chanel~esque gold link chain hanging on the arm of this very chic woman* . . . and I wonder, is this my vintage purse?
I think I want it back . . .
( A little "Byrdie" told me this is Byrdie Bell )
xx ~ Michelle