posted by: jitterbugbaby in General on May 2nd, 2007
I know many of us have bought second-hand clothing and/or shoes before. The idea of consignment shopping can either be an exciting adventurous one, or something that fills people’s hearts with dread and/or disgust. Me, I love it. I just have to be in the right mood… you know… the mood to peruse through racks and racks of crap until I maybe find that one thing that stands out. But when you score, you score bigtime.
Shoes is something I’ve never bought second-hand. Not that I’m not open to the idea. My friends and I pass shoes around when one of us has gone through a closet purge, and I always keep an eye open for good deals on ebay. It just hasn’t happened for me yet.
But there’s second-hand shopping for shoes you’d wear, and then there’s shopping for shoes you WOULDN’T wear, but are might pretty all the same. I mean, of course, those vintage shoes that pop up here and there and are often the focus of our Friday Shoe History Corner.
Well, if you’re interested in collecting shoes with a display/museum sort of focus, may I point you to Vintage Textile. They offer everything from these late 18th century wedding slippers (which will set you back $4,000)…
…to these gorgeous Deco brocade numbers from around 1925 (a ”mere” $750, less than many designer shoes today).
Me, I know I couldn’t let something that gorgeous sit unworn in my closet. What I wouldn’t give to wear a pair of shoes like that around the town. Good thing they’re out of my budget range, eh?
Other highlights from their available items?
These Arts and Crafts embellished men’s loafers ($950). I’d wear these, too!
And last but not least, check out these beaded heels from the early 20th century ($800).
I swear I’ve seen these shoes at Anthropologie. I guess it just goes to show that there’s really no such thing as ”going out of style.”