7 October 2010

Thrift Find this week, some Jean Paul Gaultier for Winter

Yesterday I had a wander to my local Sue Ryder charity shop-it is the closest one to me, only ten minutes walk if that, but over the years I've found many a designer bargain in there-the main one being the Ossie Clark dress which is now sadly long gone.

Anyhow, I found this Jean Paul Gaultier dress which has a wintry pattern to it and not much hanger appeal-but on and belted with some thermal tights underneath, will be perfect for this coming season. It originally had a drawstring waist, but the previous owner must have taken it out. I do have a few dresses, but mainly summer ones, so this one will be a welcome addition to my wardrobe, rather than a 'repeat' buy.

It was £25.00, which is more than what I do generally pay, but when comparing what you spend in the high street it isn't at all, plus it is a nice amount going directly to my local charity shop, who I would be very sad to see go if rent increases mean they had to leave where they are now.

What is your best thrift find so far?


32 comments:

Miss Peelpants said...

That's a stunner, I love JPG.

My best ever charity find was probably my floor length black wool crepe Bill Gibb dress for £30, or a polka dot Jean Varon dirndl dress for £5 in the middle of nowhere in Devon. But both were a long time ago now, sadly!

Helga! said...

Well scored!Not something you find everyday!!That'll look fab on!
xxx :)

Vintage Vixen said...

I love it! Well worth the price, too. I'd rather spend £25 in a charity shop any day of the week. You are going to look gorgeous! xxx

Wildernesschic said...

I love that dress .. tunic .. its stunning xx

Christina @ Fashion's Most Wanted said...

Dear Sharon, I love it! As you say your £25 is going to a good cause. I'm trying to think what my best thrift find is... I never get anything as cheap as you do. I'll do some more wardrobe posts soon. And keep my fingers crossed you find a replacement for your Ossie dress xx

Karobaro said...

Wow! Super! My best buy will have to be my jumbo Chanel 2.55 from the most beautiful store in Cannes run by two wonderful old women.

Pearl Westwood said...

OMG Sharon you are killing me here, this is unbelevably beautiful, if you ever get sick of just let me know ;-)

I actually scored pretty well just the other day when I got a Rick Owens Dark Shadow top for £30. My best find ever has to be my Ann Demeulemeester leather jacket it was £200 so not cheap but it certainly had one less nought on the end than the retail price! I live in it, its one of my all time favourties!

Taj Acosta said...

Awesome find! I wish I had a store like that!

Penny Dreadful said...

This dress is gorgeous, it will indeed be great for winter with some woolly tights and boots underneath. Worth every penny.

My best find was probably a 70s Diane Von Furstenburg silk wrap dress for £25, which I have worn countless times for work and always get complimented on.

Tiffany said...

i love it!
Recently thrifted this weird poncho cardigan which i love, i feel like a proper little hippie with this on, and it's REALLY warm! haha

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_wkznpCkKoIg/TK4OuUz3yPI/AAAAAAAAAso/65yoHJLoQCQ/s1600/SAM_0222.JPG"


xo tiffo

http://tiffanyandtheteacups.blogspot.com/

FairyFiligree said...

This looks like it promises to be super comfy. My favourite find? Well there have been several - the most special one was a brand new (with original tag still attached to it) Hermes scarf.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Whooza, what a great buy! I think my best buy was a pure silk coat-dress from the 80s (£12, also a bit more, but hey, the material itself would have been 4x the price). All I had to do was move the buttons a bit... I'm planning to post about it.

janettaylor said...

WOW! Lucky U! :)

I think my favourite thrifted buy was woolen Acne Jeans dress about Ł9...

Jan said...

Sharon that was a good buy and the way you plan to wear it sounds great ...love Jan xx

AsianCajuns (Lar) said...

What a great find, Sharon!!!I would love to stumble on a perfect winter piece like that and then find out that it was Gaultier.
My best find was last December: a Bottega Veneta purse at Good Will (one of very few charity shops we have in the states). I got it for $1.80 (which is about a pound!).

WendyB said...

Another great find. Glad you saw the potential. One of my best eBay finds was a Donald Brooks Couture evening gown for $60.

Life In a Little House said...

Wow you sure can thrift you always find such great stuff. Can't wait to see you how you will wear this tights? boots?...~Enjoy your new dress ~Love Heather

Caroline said...

What a fabulous find, Sharon! Look fwd to see pictures of you wearing it. I haven't found anything very exciting recently, but then that's the joy of thrifting, isn't it - you find a gem when you least expect it! xx

MyStyle said...

Hi everyone-am so pleased to hear of your favourite finds via ebay or thrift shops, its great to know what everyone has snared!! Have a wonderful weekend to you all and thank you for the lovely comments too! xx

Make Do Style said...

Well done all round - great buy for you, fabulous choice and you are right when it come to spending there rather than anywhere else.

ellie said...

How great. I hope you get lots of enjoyment with it this winter.

Retro Chick said...

That's lovely!

I found a Mulberry dress for £12 last year, that's probably my best ever find.

J. said...

Oh, I love it! So cute!
I haven't really made any good thrift finds lately...

teawithonesugarplease said...

You just keep turning up great finds and help charity you deserve a medal. My greatest item was probably 18970's sheepskin coat at Wimbledon bootfair for a tenner I think and an Ercol chair

Bonnie said...

Hi Sharon, you always manage to find the most awesome treasures. I love this outfit so pls be sure to do another post with the belt and tights added!

I really loved 80s fashion. For me it represented a renewed excitement for fashion and music. Everything was bold and perhaps a little overdone (big hair, big shoulders!) but definitely exciting.

~Bonnie

Selected Treasures said...

Just wanted to post about my blog where I talk about my fashion finds at Goodwill!
http://selectedtreasures.blogspot.com/

Marian said...

Super find.The print is wonderful.
Well worth the price honey
xoxo
Marian.

MyStyle said...

Hi everyone-thanks so much for all the kind and wonderful comments, much appreciated! xx

Amy said...

I just bought the most amazing Coach brand wool coat. It fits me like a glove and was only $15 at my favorite Goodwill store.

Anusha said...

Daaaaaaaaaaaamn girl, you are seriously the luckiest thrift store shopper like, ever! ^_^ That is one wonderful dress. I love the pattern! I've seen quite a few pieces similar in feel online, for loads of money. Yours is the best! Can't wait to see you wearing it!

I just found some *beautiful* vintage coats (including a long, military-style suede one) at our local hospice thrift store today! That's my thrift bargain so far. I'll post pics a.s.a.p.

Miss N said...

Wow, what a great find! I aspire to be as good at thrifting as you!

xx

viviane said...

Unfortunately, there are no thrift stores in Germany that can keep up with the ones from the UK. So my favorite bargain source still is ebay.co.uk. I've listed my top designer bargains in my blog :)

http://hippiebohoreloaded.blogspot.com/

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