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Fashion Project


fashionproject


fashionproject by fracturedradiance on Polyvore

Fashion Project is a new-ish online secondhand clothing retailer with one important difference from other companies in its market: 55% of proceeds go to charity.

The company focuses on well known, mid to high end designers and the site is distinctively modern, with clean lines and minimal use of color. It's a cool place to be. From a quick sampling of items within several categories, clothing is priced in about the same range as Thredup's higher end pieces (but noticeably lower on designer shoes), but the site layout and product images and descriptions are considerably better.

I don't tend to buy much from Fashion Project's preferred brands (Trina Turk, Elie Tahari, Anne Fontaine), so I don't really know where to start, but I think they're capable of appealing to a unique niche within the secondhand market, and that's a great thing. The more the merrier.

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eat your vegetables


eat your vegetables



eat your vegetables by fracturedradiance on Polyvore

I spotted this Gorman veggie print tee on an Australian blogger and immediately clicked the link to purchase it. Turns out it's a small, Australian label and the price plus shipping to America is astronomical.

So I did what anyone would do when they're desperate and in need of help: I wrote a whiny facebook status. Several friends, to my delight, sent me links to veggie shirts, but I needed to find one that was ethically produced. My mother-in-law sent me a link to One Lane Road, maker of the green shirt above, which made me realize I hadn't yet bothered to check etsy.

None of the etsy screenprinted options measure up to the all-over print of Gorman's tee, but at least I now know a niche market exists for vegetable t-shirts. If I do buy one, it will be the bottom gray one with the carrots front and center. Yum.
Sources: Gorman / One Lane Road / EMaryniak / Borders TeesGive me a little Smirk

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vintage shop update

I finally had some time to photograph and list some of my favorite vintage finds to date! The cream blouse will be up shortly, but everything else is up and ready for purchase. Click the product image to go to the listing.

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1990s Cropped Blousevintage 90s crop top


1950s Delicate Embroidered Blousevintage 50s blouse


1960s Resort Tent Dress1960s resort moo moo


1970s Boho Tent Dress1970s hippie dress


1950s Sailor Collar House Dress1950s sailor collar house dress


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