Thrifting, continued….

Okay, this is the deal. I went to the Memorial Sloan Kettering Thrift Shop this morning, and I was a bit disappointed with the overall selection of clothing (especially the non- label items).

But, having said that, there were standout pieces: several bags were wonderful though not cheap…a large brown leather Chanel handbag was timeless and classic as was a beautiful brown alligator purse from the 50’s which was long and slender with beautiful gold hardware…incredible condition (both were about $650- $700)…

There were several interesting designer offerings, including an Yves St. Laurent classic green and burgundy plaid fitted jacket with signature shoulder treatment for less than $200.

But the clothing item that was the best in my book was a 3- piece black and white nubby tweed vintage Adolfo suit that looked as if it inspired many designers for fall/winter 2003…skinny fitting short coat with black and white houndstooth collar, cardigan jacket, and short skirt…which was only $250! The problem is that it was tiny…it barely fit me..So, if you are really skinny, this is your chance…

Marilyn Kirschner

I am a long time fashion editor with 40+ years of experience. As senior market of Harper's Bazaar for 21 years I met and worked with every major fashion designer in the world and covered all of the collections in Paris, London, Milan and New York. I was responsible for overall content, finding and pulling in the best clothes out there, and for formulating ideas and stories.

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