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Game #6 What was your best vintage buy ever?

Discussion in 'PUBLIC VFG 15th Year Anniversary Celebration!' started by peaceful vintage, Jul 8, 2017.

  1. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Alumni +

    This is hard! Toss up for unlikeliest place to be found:

    Late 1920s?early 30s Ferragamos - (ask Jonathan, he'll know)- found at a northern Indiana farm estate auction:

    1780s silk gown found in a Cincinnati antique mall for $160.
  2. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand VFG Member

    Good lord those shoes.
  3. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Alumni +

    I know! It was so hard to part with them.
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  4. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  5. thespectrum

    thespectrum VFG Member Staff Member

    I have had a lot of amazing buys in my 48 year career, especially in large hauls.
    But as far as individual good deals I remember these.
    A Halston and a Holly Harp, bought off a Halloween rack for $1 each:

    And a pair of Vivienne Westwood elevated shoes that I bought for $5.
    Let's just say they sold for a lot more than that:

    I almost forgot this Ceil that I got for free, don't remember what it sold for:
  6. EndlessAlley

    EndlessAlley Alumni

    This is an easy one for me. A rare "Pennys label" Brown Beach jacket. Purchased from the women's blazer section of the thrift store for a few dollars and sold at auction on eBay for around $1525.
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    This 60s Marucelli unique piece
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  8. peaceful vintage

    peaceful vintage Administrator Staff Member

    I can't believe, well yes I can, but look at all the amazing incredible stuff you all have had. This is a truly historical vintage and antique fashion thread that collectively shows many incredible pieces.
  9. carla rey

    carla rey VFG Member

    I recently found a Paco Rabanne vinyl disc dress at Salvation Army, it needs a bit of work to replace some tears in the discs but I love it. Used it for a fun rooftop shoot! Not ready to sell this baby yet.
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  10. Jonathan

    Jonathan VFG Member

    And they are now in the museum!
  11. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Alumni +

    JOnathan, were you able to narrow the date down?
  12. Linn

    Linn Super Moderator Staff Member

    I've had many really good buys but this is one of the best. I found it at a local antique shop mixed with a pile of "stuff." It is a Trifari, designed by Alfred Spaney in 1941. I restoned it and still have it in my personal collection. I paid $5.00.


    I bought a number of Art Deco pieces from a seller at a collectible show in Hawaii for an average price of $20/piece. Most of the pieces are unsigned KTF and they are among the best in my collection. Here are a few of them:




    And at another show this Réja for $23.00.

  13. Many years ago, I had a Penney's label beach jacket vest. Bought at the thrift for under $5, sold for around $500. :)
  14. ClubVintage

    ClubVintage Administrator Staff Member

    My best find from an estate sale was a gorgeous Adrian suit for under a $1.


    My best find from a thrift was this Ossie Clark outfit on half off day, way under $1

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  15. StitchesandSnags

    StitchesandSnags Registered Guest

    Emilio Pucci scarves, Moschino jacket, Dior purses... I go thrifting about three times a week.
  16. LOL. Never telling what you'll find on a buy/house call , is there? I call this one my "worst find ever." Only posting the thumbnail, in case you're squeamish.
  17. Are you trying to kill me, Hollis?
  18. artizania

    artizania Alumni +

    Hard to decide which to choose - but here goes................ my 1804 dress, my 1890s 'fancy' wedding dress and finally my Issey Miyake pleats please sundae dress

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  19. The Vintage Merchant

    The Vintage Merchant Administrator Staff Member

  20. pastperfect2

    pastperfect2 Alumni +

    No! Really I'm not. But you can imagine how my heart went pitter pat when I found it. Seller had labeled it an 1870s bustle dress.

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