We ventured out of Manhattan for the first time this trip. Brooklyn is cool! I finally got to shop at Beacon's Closet vintage/resale store. Oh my, ladies and gentlemen - I was in shopping paradise. Racks and racks and more of lovely vintage and lightly-used clothing, by "better" brands, at very fair prices (not rock-bottom thrift prices, but reasonable).
|This is just a fraction of the delights!|
I bought just a couple of things: an absolutely gorgeous, light-as-air Louis Vuitton blouse for $29, and a chunky Diesel leather belt for $9. I'll show them off when I get home. I tried on a very covetable 1940's vintage wool tweed pencil skirt that was just a tiny bit too tight (sad!). I could have spent hours and much more $$$ there. Probably will in the future.
Next stop was a visit with the so-marvelous, actual real-life Karina, of Karina dresses! And her partner, the delightful Garnet. I will write and share more pics/details of their operation very soon, but let me tease you with this: they are so kind, enthusiastic, and devoted to their customers. I am more won over than ever by this brand, and plan to invest further in their designs. Oh, and they have two shop cats and an incomparable shop doggie, Brodie, all of whom add to the warm, family atmosphere of this company. I heart them.
|That's Karina on the right, her gorgeous assistant Hillary on the left, and Bodie, beloved canine.|
The evening was spent at a true old NYC bar, Rudy's. We met up with a group called Drinking Liberally. They meet every week to share a beer and some friendly political talk. Great fun, and some new friends were made. Hope you all are having a terrific Friday!