Another One!

Ha! I love this! Remember when I blogged about the sweet 70s sweater that I got on Etsy? I didn't know it was Kmart when I bought it. I just now went and looked through my "Purchases" folder and saw that the seller, though she listed the rest of the information on the tag, chose to leave out the brand. So funny, I love the Kmart thing and definitely added it in my description of this lovely, just listed sweater:

I did a search on Etsy and, though a few other Kmart sweaters came up, none were in this style. I would love to come across more, whether in person or online, in the future...

Vintage Big Box

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When one thinks of vintage brand names, I believe one tends to picture the uppity designers or boutiques who are either still in existence or else live on in legend. I know that I was thrilled to recently find a Valentino slip gown, a number of I Magnin pieces, and a fabulous Bullocks Wilshire dress.

But what about the big box chain stores that have been in existence for just as long? Well, there's plenty of that sort of vintage floating around too.

Take this adorable folksy Kmart sweater for example. My friend Sasha found it on Etsy and suggested I buy it. And I did! And I cracked up when I received it and read the label. And I can tell you that I have definitely had more compliments on this piece than any designer garment I own.

And the wonderful little coat was recently found at a thrift store by Graham. The tag says "R.E.I. Co-op" dating the piece to the 1970s when R.E.I. identified itself that way. As with all of their garments since their founding in the 1930s, it is totally practical, warm, and wearable. I love it and it is going to get a lot of use this winter!