9 Mos. Down: The Year of No New Threads

September 30, 2008

Heading into the homestretch here at the Year of No New Threads HQ. September was gentle on me, with only a few thrift store scores (winter white sweater vest from the early ’70s? Yes, please.) and some handmade, second-life-vintage jewelry (!) by Portland-based designer Anna Korte — read all about her.

Still nothing non-used or handmade, as per the original pledge, but I’m finding that, as I settle into the nix on the new, I’m not really drawn to off-the-rack things anyhow. So is this challenge really a challenge?

True that, pre-Year of New New Threads, I was known to spend some dough at Nordstrom Rack, or even the scary Ross in downtown Seattle. But those are the red-headed stepchildren of retail, right? In reality, I much more comfortable shopping for a castoff (with a super-slashed price and a touch of character) than for the window-pants at Ann Taylor.

What gives?

It’s the Year of No New Threads!

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4 Responses to “9 Mos. Down: The Year of No New Threads”

  1. Michelle said

    I’m with you on the retail aversion. There’s no thrill of the hunt, no story. I love knowing I have something one-of-a-kind–or at least something that should have cost a lot more.

  2. Grant Wagner said

    I agree, completely congrats on your challenge thus far. But, what are you going to do next year? You’re going to need something super challenging.

    How about something like $5 a week, to see how far it can go. Now that would be a challenge.

  3. That’s precisely it, Michelle. You’ve said it very well.

    Thanks for the congrats, Grant. I don’t know what next year holds! Mr. LS asked me that just the other day, as a matter of fact. I don’t know, I don’t know!

    $5/week seems intense; what about all of those thrift shop things that need a good home? :)

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