Resolved: Three Posts Per Week

Dear ThriftStyle fans,

We have been haphazard about posting in recent months, so we set ourselves a new challenge: Three posts per week. Starting today, we are bringing you a more regular variety of thrift-related content. Some days will be profiles of worthy thrift stores we’ve visited in several states. Some days will be discussions of finds we’ve snagged, and why they merit attention. And other days will show “Fashion Rx” fixes and up cycling we’ve done on garments we’ve found.

We hope you like these, and share our blog address ( with your friends. That will spur us to doing more posts in months to come.

Here’s today’s post — a celebration of moto jackets.

— Reise, Allison and Peggy

(Above image is a sign painted on the exterior of the incredibly great American Sign Museum in Cincinnati, Ohio. Well worth a stop — and buy a museum membership!)

    Rev Up Your Motos

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Motorcycle jackets –or as the fashion biz calls them, motos — are back yet again this spring.  Even if you can’t tell a Ducati from dirt bike, you can wear motos over a dress, with jeans, to the office or out on the town.

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Go vintage and authentic and you get wide shoulders and bulky arms. Modern cut motos are fitted and sleek. Leather and black is the classic choice, but motos can be found in a variety of colors and materials. Reise snagged all of these jackets for $9.99 or less at various Goodwill and Salvation Army stores in northern Los Angeles.

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