Yesterday’s post on buying high-quality clothes elicited this comment from gorgeous U.K. blogger Sharon Rose:
” … as you know I mainly thrift items and since I’ve been blogging I’ve managed to buy good quality designer and vintage for such low amounts, it really is investment dressing for the future to look at goodwill, charity shops and boot sales for quality pieces-they are only the same amounts of money than what you would pay in shops like Forever 21 or our UK equivalent, Primark. I try not to cull much anymore, only things like tees and basics. I now have a wardrobe of quality vintage and designer … “
That reminded me that I’ve been meaning to pay tribute to Sharon’s mad thrifting skillz. I’m constantly in awe of her inexpensive finds. I think it’s no coincidence that the one time she spent a whopping £100 on a jacket was when she was shopping with me. I am a bad influence! But considering it was a Chanel jacket previously owned by Sting’s wife, I don’t feel too guilty.
When I’m not around, Sharon often spends less than £20 on her chic finds. My favorite posts of hers are the “thrift inspiration” posts, in which she shows a designer trend and her thrifty take on it. When Topshop shows an Aran knit for £48 …
… Sharon thrifts one for £2.99.
When Burberry shows an aviator-style shearling for £2395 …
… Sharon thrifts a cropped shearling for £19.95.
When Topshop sells a bodycon floral skirt for £30 …
… Sharon thrifts one for £3.95. It is a perfect match for the cardigan she thrifted for £1.
It’s not as if Sharon devotes her whole day to thrifting. She also has two sons and a job. The only reasonable explanation for her shopping success is magic. Clearly she is a graduate of Hogwarts. Next time I am in London, I’m going to insist that she take me to her favorite shops. She’ll cast her “Accio” spell and the great clothes will fly towards us. All I’ll have to do is catch them!
UPDATED TO ADD: And here’s what Sharon has to say!