What: Vintage swimsuit; Circa 1960s
Where: Footloose in Granville, Ohio — the tag inside says “Honolulu, Hawaii” though!
How Much: $15.00
When I use It: When I don’t feel like wearing the conventional two- piece. This summer, I’ve worn it not just for swimming, but around the house when I want a summer-y, laid-back look.
Shopping Tips: Make friends with the owners! Often, small vintage shops are operated by only a handful of people. When I bought this suit, I was an established Footloose customer. Barbara, the owner, knows I am a poor college student (now poor college graduate) and often knocks a few dollars off my purchase or throws in a free piece of jewelry. Also, don’t be afraid to bargain when a piece has a small flaw or imperfection. This suit was originally $18 but when I pointed out the light stains (visible only on the inside), I saved $3 — just enough left to support my iced coffee addiction!
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