Last fall I posted on vintage and resale shopping excursions with my daughter. She is all-about sustainability and recycling and loves finding one-of-a-kind items. For me, it’s great for scoring something unique and sating my doubles obsession. But, when I shop for a serious investment piece I buy new and wear over the long haul.
Many women today don’t think this way. They rent high-priced clothes and accessories, wear for a few weeks, then trade-in for other luxury items. I understand the economics behind renting and the appeal of constantly having something “new”, but it’s completely counter to my buy-and-hold mindset. However, the renting trend gave me an idea — my friend and I each have an iconic handbag that we never carry so I suggested that we swap for a few weeks. I’m excited to test-drive a bag that I’ve always coveted but was never sure I’d want to own.
That said, recycling is definitely my thing — I give items I no longer wear to my daughters and friends so they can enjoy them. I sold a number of accessories this summer and the little money I made was not as rewarding as gifting.
Chunky large hoops
High neck sweater in double face Shetland cashmere
Wrap skirt in wool felt
Coat in double face cashmere
Crew neck sweater in double face shetland wool and cashmere
Knot ring made of vermeil
+ 3 Grenoble faux shearling-trimmed wool-blend tweed down jacket