Favorite Find, Dig That Wine Coat!

Who: Kirstin

What: Wine-colored coat (guessing early 70’s)

Where: Surprisingly, I found it at Plato’s Closet, 2843 E. Grand River Ave, East Lansing, Michigan. Plato’s Closet usually only sells secondhand clothing that is fashionable and only a few years old. I’m guessing someone wore this coat and gave it to them, knowing that it would become a fashionable item again down the road.

How Much: $25

When I Use It: Three years ago, I used it when I went to Paris as a nice spring coat. Now I can’t button it around my stomach (now a size 6 instead of 2!), so I wear it unbuttoned over cute cocktail dresses.

Shopping Tips: When shopping secondhand, vintage, or for anything, try things you would normally never try! You’d be surprised how many items actually look good, but are neglected because they don’t look good at first glance.

Attention Blog Readers! We know you are the most clever and most stylish bunch on the web, and we’d love to feature you on future Favorite Find Posts! Please email us (favfinds@modcloth.com) a picture of you with one of your favorite shopping finds (a piece of furniture, a hard-to-find record, the perfect vintage boots, or any other treasure) and answer the questions: Who, What, Where, How Much, When I Use It, and Shopping Tips. We can’t wait to see all the cool items you’ve discovered!


About Julianne

Julie is a modern day Renaissance woman and die-hard bloody mary enthusiast. When she’s not sprinkling magic fairy dust onto ModCloth’s social media channels, you can find her eclectic point of view on food, fashion, music, and DIY documented here!

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    Emily 04/06/2010 at 3:48 pm #

    Ahh I love the color of this! Awesome find, especially at Plato’s Closet!

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    Kirstin 04/06/2010 at 4:43 pm #

    Thank you!

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    Jessica 04/07/2010 at 7:26 pm #

    Wow! I pass by that exact store driving around sometimes, I think I’ll have to actually stop in now. I’m glad to know someone there has a flair for vintage:)

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    Kirstin 04/08/2010 at 6:44 pm #

    Not most of the Plato’s Closet people give away vintage things, but there are a lot of vintage influenced things there as well.

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