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Happiness is… A Three Dollar Dress

Friday, September 08, 2006


I used New Delhi's near-constant schedule of fashion week events to show off my new tie-dyed minidress, which was a whopping $3 at the Japanese thrift store on Haji Lane. The low price is probably because at first glance on the hanger, it looked like a rather diaphanous fashion faux pas that some little old Japanese lady wore to putter around her garden (a certain boyfriend took one look at it and said, "nice muumuu"). But cinched with a wide belt, it turned out to be pretty awesome, if I do say so myself. Mike still doesn't like it very much, but sometimes, one has to accept that one's boyfriend just doesn't always have true fashion vision.

9 comments :

Samantha said...

why do you always find such good bargains?...haha...btw do you know that the kimonos now sell for $10/$15 and even $60...and they are nowhere as nice as the ones you bought...

ms. spinach said...

i went by the kimono store today and they were almost totally wiped out. (ahem.) i still found a couple of awesome ones, but they were S$35, which was tough to stomach but what can you do.

at the cheaper kimono store, they're still in the S$10-$15 range (which is what they've usually been -- most of my prices are generally converted into U.S. dollars). it sounds like they won't be getting restocked for a few more weeks, and then we can all race to see what they have.

samantha said...

oh ya...do you happen to know how much the vintage clothes at the outlet with more expensive kimonos usually cost?

ms. spinach said...

the more expensive branch usually sells dresses around S$65 (that's about US$35ish) -- which is a little hard to stomach for those of us used to cheap vintage finds in the U.S. still, the way i look at it is that it's usually cheaper or equivalent to the prices at a place like Topshop, and you get a piece that no one else will have.

Anonymous said...

I feel so inspired to come back to singapore to shop... you have no idea! by the way, that dress does look fab.

Anonymous said...

i totally agree with the boyfriend.... the garment... i dare not call it a dress...does look like something best left on the streets of delhi or mumbai....

kevin

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