Category Archives: Thrifting

1980s Faux Fur: The Mysterious Origin of the Donnybrook Coat

For those of you who came out to SWAPmaine Fall edition a few weeks ago – thank you! It was an incredible event with over 300 attendees – the SWAPmaine girls, volunteers and vendors made it an incredibly special event … Continue reading

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Winter Coats & My Spiewak Secret

One fateful day last Spring, I just *happened* to be at the Dover, NH Goodwill store. While there on *business* I mindlessly flipped through the winter coats, not really looking, but feeling like since I was in a thrift store, … Continue reading

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SWAPmaine: Fall Edition 2011

This coming Saturday, October 29, is the Fall edition of SWAPmaine. SWAPmaine is a project I have been involved with in the past year through my work with Goodwill. In early 2011, a group of Portland fashion bloggers got together … Continue reading

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Repurposing Designing Women: The Two-Piece Outfit

I’ve recently made a discovery that I’m very giddy about. I almost feel like I should not share this new knowledge, though part of me thinks that most thrifters out there already know this little secret. It is the secret … Continue reading

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Refurbishing: Vintage Lane Cedar Chest

About a month ago, I found an amazing cedar wood chest at Goodwill. I first noticed it because it seemed like it was made out of solid wood (so rare these days). I walked up to it, lifted the top … Continue reading

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