Williamsburg Wandering = Amazing Amacord

25 March 2010

It may seem like every other post on here involves some kind of sale; I guess I'm a little bit obsessed  with bargains. A few drinks after work on St Patrick's day got me talking to an Amacord Vintage employee about their warehouse sale at low, low prices (all while wearing a ridiculous hat, might I add) and by the end of the night I was determined to go  armed with enough cash as my bank balance would allow. A sunny Saturday saw me arriving a few hours after the start, which I was doubtful about, but luckily there was no queue of Angels Sale proportions and still plenty of gems to be found.  






As per usual, I started sifting systematically through all the rails and peeked into the boxes, unsure as to what I would find.  Even though the room was a moderate size with no changing rooms and one mirror, it was a far less daunting environment than other places I've visited and the other bargain hunters were pretty friendly (someone actually responded to my mutterings about the jacket below, which pushed me closer and closer towards buying it).  Here's how I got on...


The 1940s blazer and Laura Ashley dress (which will be shortened) were $10 each and the Coach belt and cutaway sheer shirt were $5.  The polka dot shirt was purchased later on in Beacons Closet for around $9 bringing my vintage haul to just under $40, a fraction of the prices in the main boutique.  I think that's practically Angels worthy and I'm looking forward to playing around with the pieces. (especially the sheer shirt as I've wanted one for ages).  I  later learnt that the store supplies to movies such as Sex and the City and is lauded by Marc Jacobs, so who knows who may have previously worn my clothes...

The rest of my weekend went by in a sun-filled blur, so here it is in pictures...


Didn't even know Seaport existed; the perfect place to spend a sunny afternoon and I was reminded Brighton (UK) slightly...

Fish n' chips - American Style

I want to live in the Meatpacking District!


Elenis in Chelsea Market provides some very familiar looking treats...


Hope you are having a great week!

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16 comments:

  1. ...I think I start every one of my comments on your blog with how jealous I am, haha! But I can't help it - I AM ridiculously jealous!

    This looks so amazing, and I love your new purchases. Such a perfect day :)

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    xx

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  2. Oooooh I wish I was in NY right now!! I'm the same as Hannah= tres jealous of your lovely finds!

    Loving the sheer shirt and fancy finding a Laura Ashley dress over in NY, pretty though and will definitely be awesome when you've shortened it too. Pretty pics too, I love the buildings!

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  3. I really need to get myself out to Brooklyn more, especially for vintage! I live near the Seaport, actually, so it's kind of a kick to see it featured here ;)

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  4. some great finds...for cheap of course. hate it when you go to a vintage shop and the prices are through the roof. im a sucker for vintage leather belts, i just get them, not really caring if they fit.

    i want to return to ny, i only spent one day there

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  5. Ahhh that vintage place sounds and looks amazing, too bad we're in England...

    Looks so much fun!

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    x

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  6. Wow! The sale looks like it was absolutely amazing.

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  7. I really like your vintage finds!!! the dress is amazing!

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  8. see, I need to invest in a tripod (and decent camera)

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  9. I LOVE your finds! God, that Vintage shop looks heavenly.
    Btw, I'm glad you passed the subtitles habit down to your sister - good work! ;)
    x

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  10. Awesome post, love that box with the $3 shoes!
    What a bargain :)
    xx

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  11. Wow! at the $3 shoes and that building in the Meatpacking.

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  12. i see shoes in tha box i want to have! so jaelous!

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  13. The blazer is LOVE. I don't mind these bargain posts. They inspire me ;D

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  14. Wow! Great finds!! I love Amarcord, they have amazing stuff!

    For all of you who mentioned they were jealous bc you are not in nyc- not to worry: Amarcord sells some
    of their items online!

    http://www.marketpublique.com/stores/amarcordvintage

    New items coming in the next couple of weeks too!

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