Tuesday, August 24, 2010

$1 (from back in the day)

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I was still living in Portland when I found The Official Preppy Handbook at a St. Vincent de Paul’s thrift store (in my opinion, the world’s greatest thrift store ever; sadly the location closed up shop).  This is probably one of my most favorite finds of all time.  Copies start, used, on Amazon.com at $40.  And that’s because the information therein is indispensible, dahling.

5 comments:

Julie said...

Ha ha ha---I used ot own the Preppy Handbook too!!! My daughter and I went over to consignment shops on the island of Palm Beach today to look around...saw Prada, Gucci, Coach, etc, and found a vintage shop that was closed for the summer, filled with a lot of pink and green...and some sky blue with polka dots too! Lots of trims! I told my daugher if I could fit into a size 12, I would buy every last stinkin peice of clothing from that shop!!! I love vintage clothes...on a thin person! LOL!

Julie said...

You know, when that shop reopens I am going over to see if I can inspire myself to lose weight enough to fit in those clothes....if you are ever over, it is on Sunset near South County Rd.

Madge said...

oh thank you julie! i've only ever ventured to the church mouse on the island but i never had any luck. i should try these consignments! i love pink & green and all things preppy!

Toronto Yardsaler said...

I so remember this. I also remember the Anti-Preppy Handbook. It had a bullet going through the cover as I recall.
Erin

ana @ i made it so said...

what a fun find. i can see why it's a favourite. the virtues of pink and green, hehe!