Treasure Hunt Thrifting!

Who: Hannah of Heart City Vintage

What: Lace ruffle blouse from the ’30s or ’40s

Georgia Avenue Thrift in D.C.

How Much: $2.50

When I Use It:
“I don’t wear it often (I am terrified I will destroy it, as I am not gentle on my clothes), but I have worn it on a few special occasions, namely dates, and a job interview at a vintage store.”

Shopping Tips: “Don’t be scared to get your hands dirty, and go through everything! Leave no corner unturned, even the boys section. The feeling of a treasure hunt is what brings me back to the shops every timeand you never know where the treasure will be hidden!”

HEY, BLOG READERS! We know you’re the cleverest vintage hunters around, which is why we want to hear the story of your Fave Find! E-mail with a picture of you with your favorite vintage find (a rare record, a perfect pair of boots, or any other treasure), and answer the following: Who, What, Where, How Much, When I Use It, and Shopping Tips!


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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    Courtney 04/21/2011 at 10:45 am #

    I’m the same with my clothes–I wear them to their death.

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    Lila 04/21/2011 at 2:02 pm #

    Love that shirt! That’s exactly how I feel about thrifting, and it makes it that much more exciting when you do find something cool.

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    the fabled needle (jen) 04/22/2011 at 2:50 am #

    what a find! i don’t wear my super old stuff that often either; one dress is literally coming apart, though i do wear it from time to time. (i guess it’s part of its charm!)

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    Maria 04/23/2011 at 10:46 am #

    Such an adorable find! My family has an old dress of my grandma’s from the 1930’s and we were only ever allowed to wear it for relatives when we were little. (This was definitely really wise of my parents, ’cause I know I wanted to wear it all the time, but I most likely would’ve killed it.) It’s a gorgeous family antique though. 🙂

    — Maria Elyse

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