Thursday, 26 August 2010

Gems

I rarely buy vintage clothing. I do however plan to  visit San Francisco and Florida one day for this sole purpose; because I hear their vintage shopping is insane. Apparently everything comes from rich and slightly 'colourful' old grannies, who 'donate' Chanel- seriously! I usually stick to accessories; which is great as having such a stylish mum (well in her time she says) who has already passed down a Moschino belt and a Louis Vuitton duffel bag, I've picked up these two gems:




She gave me the studded bag when I was 14, and I've worn it to death. It's actually falling apart, as you can see from the stains (eek!). Can you believe she was going to give the doctor bag to charity? Sounds like someone ate some crazy sauce!

xx

21 comments:

  1. Yay for doctor bags! Whenever this trip to San Francisco/Florida happens, it's a given I'MACOMMIINNNGG! x

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  2. these are gorgeous. it's so special to get beautiful hand me downs from family... love the doctors bag! that will seriously suit your classy lady-like style. xx

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  3. WOW! Those are both so beautiful.

    Another great spot for vintage/resale/estate sale finds is Michigan - especially around the 'burbs of Detroit. : )

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  4. Ooh lovely. My Mum was not so fash-forward... x

    www.curveinthemode.blogspot.com

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  5. i love that first bag! i have a really similar one to the second one but it's not quite as great as yours!

    xx

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  6. ooh you are so lucky my mum is sylish but definitely not Louis Vuitton stylish, the other day she tried to give me this green sequinned shoulder pad number, I actually shivered.

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  7. Oh you lucky thing, my mum says she has some gems hidden away so I'm raiding her closet once I go home at Christmas! And doctor bags are so cool, I'm hoping to have a lovely one like yours when I go on call haha!!

    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

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  8. Can I come with you?!! Love these bags, gorgeous x

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  9. hi sweetheart. that sounds great. i usually buy clothing for my mom that i want for myself- because when i go home i can borrow it-- ;)
    i love vintage shopping, its so much fun. wish i could join you on that trip- it sounds awesome


    xx

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  10. Mummy wardrobe is the best

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  11. can i meet your mum? pretty please. i have a feeling she is hilarious.

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  12. those are such amazing pieces!!

    xx raez

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  13. I adore that first handbag. Hope to see it with some outfits soon!

    www.tacosandfreecandy.blogspot.com

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  14. god i wish the old crazy ladies around my way would donate chanel bags!
    Rianna xxxx

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  15. These are gorgeous. I've been to San Fran 3 times now and managed to do LOADS of shopping each time although I haven't bought much in vintage stores because the prices seemed quite high. Did love having a good rummage though! xx
    http://weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

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  16. miss your posts ;)
    hope you had a wonderful weekend
    xx

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  17. First bag = AMAZING!! You mom has such fabulous taste.. guess it makes sense that you learned a thing or two.


    www.tacosandfreecandy.blogspot.com

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  18. Totally random and coincidental, I have the first bag!
    I got it from someone who's mum gave it to her. Yours is in a much better state, need to get mine restored!!

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