A Compliment in Salvos

Monday, October 15, 2012

When two people praise your potential buy in a second hand store, its a sure sale, right?

Last week, I spot a faux leather vest in Salvos, try it on with the door of the changing room open, to keep an eye on Jnr RF whilst he peruses the toy 'department'. A fellow op shopper walks by, and commends my find "Oh I like that, it looks great". Oh good, I think to myself, and head to the counter.

The volunteer assistant serving behind the sales desk compliments my buy too "That's a great little vest, its very cute" Chuffed with myself, I walk away with a 'new' $6 leatherette sleeveless jacket.

One wonders, if thrift store, charity shop and opportunity shop staff were to hover around the changing rooms, and compliment potential customer finds all day, they'll be sure to increase sales!



I'm wearing my vest today, with a refashioned $1 garage sale skirt made in Pakistan, and a pair of red flats, also from Salvos.

This is what my $1 garage sale skirt looked like before the refashion:


More on that here
 
The clutch bag I am holding, is made from recycled chip packets, and is on its way to Alice Shel (together with a zipper brooch), for coming third place in the Brag Your Best Buys contest.




Outfit shared with Visible Monday, on the awesomeness that is: Not Dead Yet Style blog.

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14 comments:

Far said...

It is a super super cute vest, n the skirt refashion is very summery :) score!

Charlie said...

My bestie just started volunteering at the Mental Health Fellowship op-shop in Kew Eat. I asked her if she did the same thing - the traditional clothing store spiel. Truth be known though, it would make me not want to go. The lack of push-selling is a draw card - one of many - of the op-shop in my opinion.

Erica Louise said...

That is a fair point Charlie!

Sleekit said...

What great finds, love the pattern of the skirt, looks fabulous on you

Sleekit x

Agy said...

What a great find, and at a good deal too. I don't think I've ever found something at such a good price over at the thrift stores here.

Wherethestyledthingsare said...

I found a very similar faux leather vest a few weeks ago :)

pao said...

A great looking ensemble you've put together. Amazing how good that maxi skirt looks once it's cut down to size. And your woven chip bag clutch is gorgeous.

Adin B said...

That is awesome!!!! I love that vest too. Me want it! And that skirt looks lovely. Great refashion and clever DIY with the clutch. Love it! :)

liz z said...

love the vest and what you did with the skirt! i find when i go thrifting with a buddy, people are more likely to ask us opinions - does this fit? do you think this color is good? [alone i guess im scary] but generally i dont give unsolicited shopping thoughts.. even good/bad/necessary

Jeannie@gracefully50 said...

Your skirt turned out amazing! That's a great leatherette vest, too!

Dawn said...

Such a great vest and skirt upcycle! Pure Awesomenessss!

Christina - Mums Helping Mums PND Support Network said...

That's an awesome find!

Sharon said...

Looks great on you. Love the skirt refashion and the top does seem perfect for you.

Urban Girl said...

very cool find - you look great - love the pairing!

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