Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Scout loves spending her Saturday mornings with her BFF "Ira."  Ira runs one of Recessionista's favorite treasure troves of spectacular thrifty finds.  Housing Works which started as a wee thrift store to fund housing for AIDS patients has become huge business. With thousands of charitable New Yorkers donating their clothing and wares, Housing Works doesn't have the space in its Mnahattan stores to sell the goods. Lucky for the Recessionista in all of us - on Saturday mornings, they open their doors to their warehouse in Long Island City. Bin after bin filled with clothes - yes it is dingy dirty, and by the end of the day, there is a risk of being buried in a mountain of clothes. It is a lot of work but in the best possible way. One of my bin diving pals had just found the sequin vest Scout sported immediately but of course it matches her boots. I always get to feed my obsession with french nautical stripes and anthropologie.  On this day we got ooodles of Gucci, Prada, Ralph Lauren, anthropologie, J. Crew and Scottish cashmere and amazing dresses -- love this Susan Monaco gray wool pleated skirt dress found by my dear friend Jody, a Prada bone leather bag perfect for ummm right now, a Shanghai Tang distressed leather jacket, a lovely spring colored Kiton skirt, a little french toile also a Jody-find, and on and on and on.....and it's all on ebay as of the publishing of this blog, being sold for a song!!

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