You can count on Craigslist!

Who: Laura, a vintage-hunting novice

What: A lovely formal dress in a cool shade of blue with a delicate floral print, circa 1950s or 60s

Where: A garage sale in Grand Rapids, MI

How Much: $3

When I use It: I haven’t worn it yet, but it is perfect for summer weddings or impromptu tea parties. Believe me, I will be inventing excuses to wear this beauty – the picture definitely doesn’t do it justice!

Shopping Tips: Scour Craigslist for garage sales and find some friends to drag with you – it makes for a wonderfully fun day of vintage hunting. The day I found this, I searched the garage sales section of Craigslist for “vintage” and came away from my quest three dresses richer, each for only $3 apiece! I don’t expect to get that lucky every time, but it just goes to show that you can never count out garage sales. I went in not expecting much, but ended up paying a lot less than I would have in a thrift or vintage store.

Attention Blog Readers! — We know you guys 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 ( 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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    Leighann 10/05/2009 at 6:14 pm #

    OMG i am the garage sale QUEEN! My friend and I are out every saturday morning at 7am hunting for incredible finds. About 95% of my wardrobe is from yard sales… and I rarely spend more than $5 for any one single item of clothing. How can you beat that?!?! I LOVE yard sales!!!

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    Laura 10/07/2009 at 6:24 am #

    Oh my goodness – I was having a really awful day yesterday when I saw this, and it made me feel so much better! I had forgotten I submitted this 🙂

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