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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 VFG Board Member Staff Member VFG Past President

    I would have to say a numbered Christian Dior Paris Silk Cocktail Dress from a thrift store for $20.00. I sold it to a Paris Couturier.
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  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 VFG Past President

    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 VFG Past President

    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 VFG 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 + VFG Past President

    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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