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.
It’s the Year of No New Threads!