Jumpsuits and Boiler Suits

Jumpsuits and Boiler Suits

Over the past few weeks, Allison has been visiting vintage clothing stores in the Coachella Valley, asking proprietors what trends they are seeing. At every shop, the word "jumpsuit" has been mentioned. Jumpsuits or boiler suits, as they are known in Britain, are hot. Boiler suits are defined as a one-piece protective garment worn for [...]

A Thrift Shop with Dior and Gucci as Neighbors

A Thrift Shop with Dior and Gucci as Neighbors

You’ll rarely see such an unusual setting for a thrift store. In downtown Aspen, Colorado, a mountain town that’s been overtaken by wealthy commerce, you’ll find the bustling Aspen Thrift Store literally across the street from Dior and Gucci stores. For seven decades, volunteers at the Aspen Thrift Shop have turned donated clothing, shoes and [...]

It’s Frugalicious!

It’s Frugalicious!

When word of a particularly good resale store spreads way beyond its geographic location, it’s worth checking out. We had heard many thrifters exult over the snappily-named Frugalicious shop in Easton, MD. (Definition: “To be frugal and fabulous at the same time.”) These shoppers didn’t live nearby, but in Washington D.C., Boston and New York [...]