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A Bunch of Cool Things I Just Found: Vintage Edition

I stumble across so many treasures on the internet while finding market for other stories. Here’s where I’ll share them with you, alternating weekly between vintage/second-hand and contemporary finds. Sign up here for our Shopping Newsletter, with eight additional finds every Friday.


For Second-Hand Week I am, of course, kicking off this series with vintage picks!

  1. This is a slew of really cool jeans—they’re incredibly unique and range from 1980s deadstock material to reworked Levi’s to patchwork colorblock pairs.
  2. If these were my size, I’d buy them. Wear them with your most monochromatic outfit (see: loungewear) and they’ll give it a pop.
  3. I’ve revisited this quilted shoulder bag countless times. I love that while it’s an everyday bag, it could still be dressed up—maybe by wrapping a complementary silk scarf around the handles. This shop—a Black-owned Etsy boutique called Aarica Nichole—offers a whole range of beautiful vintage finds.
  4. This could just be me, but I envision these incredible ruffled bloomers (from Bum-Cake Vintage, another Black-owned vintage shop) with an oversized blouse or chunky big sweater (come early fall), so that the ruffled hems just peak out underneath (hello, pop of green). Pair the above outfit with ballet flats to look even more adorable. If you, too, have a love for ruffled bloomers, there’s a vast variety of sizes, lengths, and colors here.
  5. These! Upcycled! Cashmere! Bralettes! They come in sizes A/B or C/D—I recommend messaging the seller if you’re curious about fit.
  6. This is a hybrid between a blouse and a blazer. That crochet trim gives it a fancy touch—I’d wear it now with a pair of unexpected casual shorts and sneakers. It actually got me thinking about an upcycling project for an old blazer I have…
  7. Speaking of crochet accents, how great is this detachable crochet collar? Wear it as a necklace or as a true, detachable collar with any sweater or high-neck top.
  8. I had to include this incredibly fun upcycled pouch. I’d use it as a little clutch or store my toiletries in it, if and when I go on vacation once again.

Graphic by Lorenza Centi.

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