With a new magpie find, there is an immediate choice to be made.
Is it going to stick around? Will it be heading straight to a free millimetre of space in my wardrobe, or a predetermined space in the flat?
Or will it be destined for the d’Burgin Fox Vintage event?
Buying things to sell on is a little bit strange upon reflection….it’s not like buying a gift, but that you know that it will never be yours either…..
But then there is the thrill of a ‘good find’ which is infinitely pleasing, whether you are keeping it or not.
And then what happens when it is time to let something go….
Recently, at Old Spitalfields Market we sold a beautiful, sheer embroidered Bolero to a guy from the States. He had been in London on business for a couple of weeks, so was looking for presents to take home for his teenage kids. He had been wondering around, and already passed our stall, and almost couldn’t find it again…
But he did, so now this already much-admired garment which had been picked up in Wiltshire, was off to the USA. Our customer was really interested in the heritage of the piece, as he was keen to get something British for his daughter, but as there was not even a hint of a label inside, I couldn’t offer him any clues, other than that it was more than likely handmade….
On a little tangent, the fabric and structure of the little Bolero, put me in mind of some of the Louis Vuitton dresses from S/S 2013. Although quite different in style, the sheer peek-a-boo similarities cannot be denied….
I’m not generally a girl to follow big name designers, but I absolutely LOVE this collection…it’s so crisp and clean…a truly modern update on sixties style.