Last year I picked up a pretty little strappy top from the RSPCA op shop in Frankston. Purple, with a cute little leaf prints. I am not really too bothered about labels, but always like to check what I am buying before parting with my petty change, in this case a huge $4.
As with some clothing purchased on the thrift, the tag had been cut out, so the clothing brand remained a mystery.
I remember a comment witten by a blog reader on my top tips for op shopping blog post, in which she mentioned the removal of clothing tags might be an indication of a designer piece. I am guessing to prevent a buyer on-selling designer clothing for a profit?. An interesting thought.
I got home and tried my new top on for size, and noticed the washing instruction label reading Country Road.
Country Road is not necessarily designer, but it is an Australian high end clothing retailer, so perhaps this was the case; the label was removed to prevent someone buying it to on-sell for a profit?
Feeling quite chuffed with my purchase, because I know this brand is quite expensive, but I was not entirely happy with the top; a little too cleavage-y for my liking, which is probably why it ended up in the op-shop in the first place! Easily fixed though, by sewing a white piece of fabric leftover from a clothing refashion, right across the front.
So with a bit of refixing, it is much more wearable.
I am wondering if anyone else has experienced labels being cut when thrifting clothes? Any more thoughts on this? Could they be designer pieces?
If you missed my previous blog posts, a little reminder that I am auctioning a clutch bag I made for Queensland's Premier Flood Relief Appeal.