Cootehill, Ireland Thrifts

Cootehill, Ireland Thrifts

If you needed convincing that thrifting is widespread, imagine our surprise at finding four thrift stores in the market town of Cootehill in County Cavan, Ireland, population 1,853.     Three of them -- the Palliative Care Charity Shop (run by the Irish Hospice Foundation), Vincent’s (run by St. Vincent’s de Paul) and New2U Charity [...]

It Suits Us

It Suits Us

The march toward full-on suited and booted seemed to take forever. Blazers took off and we stopped just short of a full blown suit moment and hovered there forever. Then all of a sudden, suits took off. I am here for it. Thrifting suits is a brilliant idea because what you find is that designers [...]

Is Mending Having a Moment?

Is Mending Having a Moment?

Three years ago, Allison took a darning class at French General in Los Angeles, the always-on-trend store with new and vintage fabric, notions, trims and French ephemera  run by designer Kaari Meng. It's the sort of store that hits all the right notes, and its workshops, field trips and European excursions are our idea of [...]