Sometimes I see brand new clothes that I'd quite like to own. Although it is a rarity to actually buy any, I certainly partake in some 'window' shopping from time to time. I think of it as inspiration, if I see something in a catalogue, online, or on the streets that I quite like, I'll seek to find something similar second hand.
"The Sartorialist" is a fashion blog written by Scott Schuman from New York, of which I follow.
Scott Schuman began his hugely successful blog in 2005 by carrying a digital camera around on the streets of New York City, taking pictures of people who had dressed in some way that caught his eye, and then posting them to his blog, sometimes with comments about what he finds. He now travels the world documenting street fashion in all corners of the globe. In 2009, an anthology of Schuman's favourite shots from around the world was published as a book entitled The Sartorialist. *wikipedia
Back in September, Schuman attended Jonathan Saunders Spring 2011 fashion show in London, and reported back on his blog
These two skirts from Jonathan Saunders show I think are magnificent:
Colourful but not overbearing, with feminine, flattering shapes. Love.
Well I picked something up at the last roundshegoes market, that I felt resembled the beige skirt in Jonathan Saunders show. It cost me $10.
Usually, a second hand shopping purchase is a spare of the moment - buy what suits and fits - kind of thing, but in this instance, I have definitely been inspired to buy.