7/13/11

Couture Thrifting!

Haute couture may refer to the fashion houses or the designers that create exclusive and often trend setting fashions!





High Fashion magazines' photographs give us clues as to the culture of years past. And I have to say some of these very styles have and are making a comeback! How many of you have worn those sunglasses?!!

Trend setting beach and pool wear... ("Now there are ittsy, bittsy, teeny, weeny, yellow, polka dot bikinis!")


Now we all know about (and if you have girls have bought!!) Juicy Couture!


I must say this is excellent marketing skills!  I remember Calvin Klein's controversial ad with a very young Brooke Shields...wearing jeans! Whoop de do, what a selling point! You can check out this 1980 ( did I say 80? Yikes, I'm dating myself!! LOL ) advertising "putting the genes in jeans" by going to YouTube!

But I digress...


Couture is a business! Plain and simple...a business of designing, making, and selling of highly fashionable custom made clothing for women! 

Point taken! Have you noticed all the press Kate Middleton (England) is now getting? Well the clothing she is wearing is being copied, bought, and sold at an alarming rate!


Really she is a beautiful young lady!

But I've said all this to say...("Well, say it!", my friend says. "Stop being so long-winded!")

I looooove finding high couture (or copies of) at a discount!!  Thrifting, thrifting, thrifting!!

The junkin' road carried my friend and me to a wonderful little thrift store recently where I happened upon several items that were fashionable and at a great price!

$1.98...(needs some minor cleaning)

$2.98...can you believe it!


$3.98...maybe a recent bridesmaid dress? 



A really funny thing happened as I was walking away...I heard a young girl, may be 10 years old, say...
"But Granma, I don't have a little black dress!" 

Cute, huh? She was thrift shopping for dress-up, make believe clothing! Smart Thrifty Granma!!

Have you found any high fashion lately?

Have a Blessed Day!! And see ya down the junkin' road!!

Jan

Grab your couture flipflops and join my friend and me at the party...

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3 comments:

Red Door Kitchen said...

"Couture flipflops."

Now that's fashion I can get behind :)

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

You really did score big time. Nice finds!

Dee

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