Thursday, August 27, 2009

Spend-Thrift



It's a pretty common complaint that there are no real vintage stores in Hong Kong. Admittedly, I haven't gone out of my way to find any, although HK mag and various other publications have done some round-ups of our city's piddling selection. Why bother seeking out a virtual boutique, however, when there are so many options online, though?

Ever heard of a little online auction site called eBay? It's a treasure trove of pre-loved goodies, provided you can find the right sellers. One of them, who's been on my bookmark list for ages, is Thriftwares, which always has page upon page of eclectic finds, from a simple Pierre Cardin double-breasted blazer from the '80s, to a floral bandage dress of questionable provenance that looks eerily similar to a piece from the Erin Wasson x RVCA collection, to a cage-sleeved jacket that could have been taken from the collection of the blogger fave, i heart norwegian wood.

I for one am particularly smitten with a candy-cane pink member's only bomber jacket that is currently going for US$9.99 but I know will skyrocket when the end of auction time nears... as most pieces sold by thriftwares are wont to do, goshdarnit. Watch avidly, shop freely and style outrageously.

Below: '80s floral shirtdress, sheer flapper dress, '70s tuxedo-style romper, '80s high-waisted leather skinnies, MY members only bomber in pink, sequined turtleneck romper, pierre cardin double-breasted blazer








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