From my previous post about new eyewear, I picked the green ones on the first row in the middle and also the red ones. I am having second thoughts about the red ones and thinking that I should go with a more retro cat eye.
One of you guys wrote in asking about estate sales, so I decided to compile a list of my favorite sites. I rarely go to estate sales. I used to frequent and covet them, but you can find great stuff anywhere if you are really patient and don't mind being disappointed every now and again. Check out www.estatesales.net that's where I get most of my info from. I also frequently check publications for auction houses and estate sales. Currently, I am researching thrift stores in North Carolina ( I have heard its known for its thrift stores) and planning to take a weekend thrift store retreat sometime in November. If anyone has any good leads, please let me know! Here is a list of the sites I browse and buy from:
There is a sample sale happening at A/X Armani exchange on September 22 in Secaucus NJ. I go every year and come out with at least two bags. Find out more info on topbutton.com
decadesvintage.com - GREAT vintage eyewear!
kitschykoo.com - I know the owner. She works as a prop stylist in tons of movies, so she has collected stuff from all over. I almost bought a really cool retro kitchen table from her.
mamastonevintage.com - very cute look book. I have purchased lots from their ebay store.
damngoodvintage.com - GREAT for vintage sewing patterns
rootsoldmill.com - cool fleamarket
vintageretroclothing.com - Has really expensive items but OCCASIONALLY has some not to be missed deals.
If you are in Philly or NJ:
20 N. 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106 - Super cool vintage store. Its a little overwhelming so be prepared to spend lots of time and MONEY! The woman that works here is a little mean sometimes, but Johnny will take care of you :).
Hala Vintage: Jersey City 326 5th St, Jersey City, NJ
Goodwill Industries Thrift Store
2815 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07306
615 Bainbridge St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 923-3135--My FAV store!
The Salvation Army Thrift Store
248 Erie St.
Jersey City, NJ 07310
Exquisite Vintage Boutique
84 North Main St.
Milltown, NJ 08850