Well, as stated before, I really enjoy thrift stores. I have been cleaning out my closet continuously, and realized I can reinvent a lot of things. I needed something for an interview, and thanks to several thrift stores, I came out with a cheap necklace that stood out in my interview. Recently, I ran across some really cute looks and such from the cheap thrills Vintage Week!
Cheap Thrills From Dallas’ Vintage Shops
By ABBY GREGORY
Updated 9:30 AM CST, Wed, Nov 10, 2010
Abby Gregory, NBCDFW.com
Are you a vintage-lover on a budget? Today’s look at the best of Dallas’ wallet-friendly finds at the cities’ best vintage shops will help you satisfy your closet cravings.
We stopped by Zola’s Everyday Vintage, Ahab Bowen, Vintage Martini, Archive Vintage, and Lula B’s to see the latest offerings on their racks. It’s true; some of these stores also specialize in high-end, haute couture pieces, but each of them also carries pristine pieces that are available for a steal. All items featured in the gallery will cost you less than $100. And you just can’t beat one-of-a-kind finds for friendly prices.
Our trip to Zola’s yielded several beautiful cocktail pieces; our choice is a two-piece 60’s dress in a pale, nude satin. The cropped, beaded jacket that accompanies the dress buttons up the back for a demure look, but when the jacket is removed, the sexy, fitted frock underneath reveals your inner bombshell. Our other major finds were reworked pieces from local resource, Salvage House. Owner Tracy Popken restores and updates vintage styles, converting them to current, ready-to-wear pieces.
Ahab Bowen is known for their inexpensive vintage, but a bit more work is required to find those special pieces. A short, 60’s, black, chiffon dress with sweet grosgrain detail for only $26 is our top pick – so chic – and we also loved a sheer-backed 80’s number that is totally now with minor alterations.
Gallery: Cheap Vintage Thrills
Killer 60’s pieces from Vintage Martini – our favorite is a black, fringed cocktail dress – and a gorgeous, paillette-covered cropped jacket were our favorite inexpensive finds at the Carrollton, Texas shop. Archive Vintage’s quirky, lower-priced selections included a very cool, plaid motorcycle jacket that’s adorable for Fall.
Lula B’s is a treasure-trove of good finds, but be prepared to dig. A 50’s white, floral, silk dress with short, fluttery sleeves and sharply-pressed knife pleats is a must-have; in fact, we did try to have it ourselves but it, sadly, didn’t fit. We also liked a plum, asymmetrical day dress that we envision with point d’esprit tights and booties.