Being a product of the 80s, let’s face it, I have a love of pretty much all things 80s. And while the 80s trend has kind-of “passed” and now we are onto the 90s, I still can’t let 80s fashion love go (except for shoulder pads. I can let those go). Anywho, I found these white vintage 80s pumps and it was love at first sight, readers. I knew with a little love (alcohol swabs and sanitizer), they would be looking brand new. Well, 80s brand new. You know what’s weird? When I styled them, they looked surprisingly fresh to me. I’m not sure how that really works, but I guess what’s old is new, sometimes, and that many loved pieces can be loved indefinitely…I find that thought very comforting. Thanks, shoes, for the reminder.
Top: Peter Pilotto for Target ($6 marked down from approx $35)
Pants: Banana Republic ($20 marked down from $90)
Shoes: vintage via thrift ($2, they were $4, but 50% off sale)
Bag: Peter Pilotto for Target ($3 marked down from $40)
Fashion Huntress tips:
1) There’s still a bit of the Peter Pilotto for Target on the Target website (including the bag featured here). If you go to the Target website, you can find many of the pieces on clearance, if you didn’t get a chance to get them when the collection came out!
2) Resale shops have sales? Yes, they sure do. It’s kind-of surprising, right? The sales vary by store, though a lot of resale shops (especially chains such as Goodwill, Salvation Army, etc) have email alerts, which allows you to track the sales. You can also ask at the store if there is a schedule for sales, many of which take place on “holiday weekends.” Given that resale prices are often already quite low, you don’t really need to hunt down the sales, but if you are so inclined, I say go for it!
I know I should have probably cleaned these shoes with something less harsh than alcohol (on the exterior), but I just went for it. The white leather cleaned up really well with the rubbing alcohol. You can always use leather softener after, if you want to make sure the leather doesn’t turn too brittle/get too dry. For the interior, don’t forget to use antibacterial wipes and/or an alcohol based sanitizer. I’ve read that a lot of people also use an anti-fungal spray as well, so that’s an option too. Best to over clean than under!
Anyone else have resale sale tips? Thank you so much for stopping by, readers! Happy Wednesday!