I am new to second hand, but with a groovy consignment shop, an antiques store with a big textiles section, and 3 charity thrift shops in my community, I decided to look under some new-to-me retail stones!

Clothing was a bust - I'm too big/long limbed for clothing from earlier times, but accessories were a different matter. After panting after Hermes silk squares, I decided to experiment with an economy version first. Well. I LOVE my $2.50 silk scarf SO MUCH! It is the only thing I put around my neck these days. Furthermore, my obsession with Hermes scarves has been quieted (though I am going to go back to the antique shop because there are drawers full of scarves - and who knows what I might find!)

In the fall I found a Coach bag that has become my favourite. I do rotate things depending on my outfit, but I keep returning to the thrifted Coach hobo again, and again.

What about you? Do you shop second hand? How does it work with your style? Have you found any treasures to love? Bonus points for sharing pics!

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