How to seek Owl-t a vintage skirt at the flea market!

Who: Jenna

What: Vintage Owl Skirt

Where: Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, NYC

How Much: $15.00 (but originally priced at $30!)

When I use It: So far I’ve worn it out to dinner with my boyfriend and his parents and out to lunch with a friend! But it’s a great skirt for any casual occasion. Also, I’ve included a picture of the lining of the skirt – little shorts! I didn’t realize it ’til I got home and tried the skirt on. I was so confused when I was pulling it on, I thought it was a skort! But no, it’s just a skirt with shorts underneath.

Shopping Tips: At a flea market, don’t be afraid to bargain! I was worried about offering $15 for the skirt when it was marked at $30, but the guy selling it agreed right away! It made me think I should have offered $10… Also, for thrifters living in NYC, head to the boroughs for thrift shops. I’ve found my best finds (aside from this skirt, of course) in Queens.

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About Julianne

Julie Since graduating from the "Center for Kids Who Can't Read Good and Wanna Learn to Do Other Stuff Good Too," Julie's aptness for the written word picked up steam like a runaway train. Her journey thus far has been fueled by an adventurous heart, creative mind, and love of breakfast, baking, and bacon. She often makes social situations more awkward than they need to be and loves the word "scrumtrulescent!"

10 Responses to How to seek Owl-t a vintage skirt at the flea market!

  1. Diana C. 09/09/2009 at 4:19 pm #

    That is a really lovely find – bargaining is tricky but has it’s rewards, evidently.

  2. Maura 09/09/2009 at 4:40 pm #

    What a cute skirt! I am also afraid to bargain, but now I’ll try it.

  3. Jen Erickson 09/09/2009 at 11:43 pm #

    What a CUTE skirt!! Suchhh a Retro Owl =D and its SOOOo practical =D

  4. virginia bed and breakfast 09/09/2009 at 11:47 pm #

    Its a nice skirt much suitable choice for casual dinner and other formal occasions.

  5. Vicki 09/10/2009 at 9:10 am #

    That is just about the cutest skirt I have ever seen. Me wants! Congrats on a great find!

  6. Julie 09/10/2009 at 11:01 am #

    I need to bargain more frequently… I love the shorts underneath, they’d be perfect for riding a bike!

  7. Pam 09/11/2009 at 6:53 pm #

    awesome skirt!

  8. Anna L. 09/16/2009 at 10:28 am #

    that is adorable!

  9. Katie 09/20/2009 at 10:00 am #

    I love owls :D

  10. Jenna 09/21/2009 at 12:00 pm #

    Thanks everyone for all the nice skirt comments!

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