Monday, March 30, 2009
My best bargain from a thrift store to date.
Working at Rice University means that I am close to some good quality thrift stores in the Montrose Area. I probably go to one of them each week during my lunch hour. Last Thursday I found a boucle jacket that fit me perfectly for $5.00. It needed some pressing and a little stitching.
As I was walking to the cash register, I saw a red jacket hanging on a rack in the men's area. It looked interesting. When I pulled it out, I saw that it was really an embroidered woman's jacket with a matching embroidered purse. I tried it on and it fit great. I checked the tag - it was marked down to $1.50 - that included the purse. It is obviously hand made from wool felt and hand embroidered. It just needed a good pressing.
I wore it Saturday and got lots of compliments. It looks like something I would have made for myself.