It’s been quite some time, but I thought I should bring back this feature where I show you all that it’s quite easy to shop Made in the USA second hand!
Why do I even do this? A few reasons – to show again and again, that you can shop items of quality while thrifting, sometimes (typically) of better quality than some brand new brands. Also, because Made in the USA has a stigma of being *expensive* Here I can find it inexpensively second-hand. But you have to remember, when you buy better quality and new, you pay more upfront for something that will/should last you significantly longer – which is why you should all be doing research about brands and quality (do your research, it saves money.)
Looking for Made in USA brands allows me to better inspect the quality of clothing I find while thrifting, acquaints me with more brands manufacturing in the US, but also allows me to find vintage pieces (90’s are sort of considered vintage now too) from a time well known brands still made in the US instead of overseas (like this Ann Taylor dress I thrifted).
Whenever I visit my parents, I go shopping at the local Veteran’s thrift store with my mom like the good ole days. I like coming here with her because they always have great dresses, and hey, the prices can’t be beat.
Wouldn’t this floral Nicole Miller dress be perfect for a wedding or big party?
This Trina Turk dress is ready for the summer sun
This little black cotton dress by my tshirt go-to brand, Three Dots, seems perfect for casual days.
This marled wool vintage coat would look great with some black slacks.
Then I came back home and went on a stroll to my local Goodwill – here are some things I found there.
I’ve actually been finding quite a bit of Trina Turk clothing second hand. I love the colors on this dress.
Reformation is a new brand to me, but they apparently make all their clothing out of recycled materials in the USA! It’s super cool, this dress was too sexy and too tiny for me.
Don’t look at the wrinkles! Look past the wrinkles! Oh the damn wrinkles! These yellow wool pants by Yigal Azrouel were actually the only thing I added to my wardrobe (you’ll see them soon in a post) Now I know what to wear when I want to be colorful at work! And yes, I ironed them 😉
If I can do it, so can you!