Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Different Kind of Three Piece Suit

You know how sometimes you see something you've never seen before and you go "Wow, I've never seen one of those before..."
and then of course the next day you see that same thing again somewhere else?

Over Thanksgiving (in a land far away) I found this ladies 3-piece suit in a thrift store. A basic ladies suit, but with a matching coat (in a slightly larger but identical tweed).

 As it happened, though, I had bought only the coat, taken it to my car, fed the meter, and then instead of going to breakfast decided for some strange reason to go back into the store.
I guess it was one of those moments when the thrift Gods were saying
"Go Back, Go Back... you're not done... there's more in there for you..."

I always listen to those Thrift Gods.

I'd never seen a suit with a matching coat before, but when I went back in the store  the skirt/jacket/belt, which had been hung up 7 aisles away from the coat, jumped out at me as extremely familiar.

Needless to say, it was very rewarding to reunite the suit with the coat and display it all together on a dress form,  but it only lasted one day. This luck y customer snatched it up immediatly, and I snapped some pics.

As for seeing the same thing twice, the next day I was cutting up an old 1939 department store catalog to jazz up paper shopping bags with

and sure enough, there was the 3-piece "Wardrobe Suit Ensemble" for only $12.99.

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