18 hours ago | By WGSN Insider
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Hey – so I was just reading this article about how the current economic downturn in the U.S. is expected to cause loads of young people to start shopping at thrift stores. I’m not so sure about this article’s logic. For one thing, some thrift chains like Goodwill have recently “gotten wise” to the allure of vintage and now charge much higher prices than previous – so the savings can sometimes be minimal. For another thing, all the cool kids I know already sweat vintage – and have been doing so for ages. For example – check out the dress Valissa wore when we went out to Morrissey night at Sway last night. A friend bought it recently at a thrift store in Texas and gave it to her. She shortened it and cut off “big, poofy sleeves”, paired it with Klein blue tights and shoes that would-be-jazz-oxfords-but-they-have-heels, and voila – cuteness! – x eddie
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