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Have I told you about my jacket?

November 10, 2010

L-A: Anyone else in the Maritimes sick of this week of rain?

If you live in a land where there is sun: be thankful! This rain has been brutal. I’m not sure I’ll ever dry out.

On to the subject at hand. I should move on from our night out at Turbine, but I need to talk about my jacket. If only because Ally says that I had to. Mostly because it was a really frigging awesome deal. Check out what I picked up for $25:

A totally cute blazer! Ally and I totally pulled together outfits on the cheap. Her dress came from one of our favourite readers, Ivy and then bought her tights from the Store That Shall Not Be Named. The only thing I bought was the blazer and I got that second hand at Elsie’s on Queen St. (with some help from our loyal staff member, Anthony).

The best part about finding the blazer was that it was cute and it wasn’t expensive. The bonus part? It is possibly Armani.

Being naturally cynical, I take all labels with a grain of salt. If I don’t buy it from the store itself, I can’t be sure that someone didn’t buy a rip off and then sell it to my favourite local consignment store. Real or fake, it doesn’t matter: the jacket looks cute (I needed a new one). If it is fake? No one was trying to rip anyone off with a fake label. It cost me $25. Not really highway robbery.

On the subject of Elsie’s, can someone with size 39 feet start shopping there on a regular basis? Because someone keeps bringing in very real Marc Jacobs shoes and it is killing me that they won’t fit on my size 10 feet.

Anyway, let’s take a closer look at some of the details on my jacket (I apologize if the photo is slightly blurred. I’m still learning to take photos in the manual setting. And I had cocktails and appetizers as my dinner with M.Dubs).

I love this blazer so much. I need more reaons to wear it out. So, who’s up for drinks?

I’m just thinking: I found Armani for $25 and Intern Eden found Chloé for $20. Those are pretty good second-hand finds. What is your best second-hand find?  One of you must be able to top those.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Lynn permalink
    November 10, 2010 10:12 am

    If I had a glove, I would totally throw it down, but I don’t, so I won’t. Best treasure ever?? I’ve scored a Chloé blouse, a Prada turtleneck, a Boss coat, many Banana and Ann Taylor items. All of those for under $10 (each). I would probably be embarassed if I gathered them all up… there has been some talk of building me my own “bin” at home, then I could root without leaving the house. But I must confess I was in awe of the Chloé dress. score!!

    • allygarbs permalink*
      November 10, 2010 10:23 am

      I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, Frenchy’s was BLOWING UP with Ann Taylor. BLOWING UP.

      • Lynn permalink
        November 10, 2010 11:34 am

        I think it is the end of season super-duper sale stuff that we get. But strangely this spring, I bought a J Crew skirt ($4) for my friend Kim and it was still on line for over $100.

        • Kim permalink
          November 10, 2010 11:47 am

          Yes, I indirectly scored the purple J Crew pencil skirt with tags still attached that said $100. Total score. I heart Frenchy’s! Addicted!

  2. Claire permalink
    November 14, 2010 6:39 pm

    Recent Frenchy’s finds:
    Seven for All Mankind jeans- $6
    Ann Taylor dress pants- $4

  3. Benjamin permalink
    November 20, 2010 12:21 pm

    I got an Hermes messenger bag at Elsie’s! I am entirely confidant it is real, I researched. It goes for like $900 and I got it for $60.

    Your blazer is probably real, Armani ready to wear was more common once than it is now, (like, who buys Armani now? It’s so expensive) and I see a lot of vintage Armani. My gurlfriend gets so much Marc Jacobs at Elsie’s! We have no idea who this person is who doesn’t know they could actually make money on it on ebay. The Shopkeep nice lady told me a University student girl brought in some Hermes scarf she didn’t want right that sold right before I got the bag.

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