Thrift Shop

17.4.14

Q: There’s often a belief that most people follow about everything stylish being expensive. Could you please tell us your views on this.
A: If you follow Head2Heels you would know that’s something I do not believe in. I’m a complete street shopper. Also the market value for fashion is crazy. Like once I was shopping at Colaba causeway, and I came across a raffia weave belt that left me stunned. It was inspired from Dolce & Gabbana’s latest collection. Needless to say, I picked it up! The streets are on trend with what’s happening all around. So there’s nothing about your outfit being less stylish, just because you picked it up from the streets.To sum it up I think I would get more excited by a pair of animal print shades picked up from a beach in goa after a hard bargain for 90 bucks rather than some store bought pair for 1500-3000


Q: There’s often a belief that most people follow about everything stylish being expensive. Could you please tell us your views on this.

A: If you follow Head2Heels you would know that’s something I do not believe in. I’m a complete street shopper. Also the market value for fashion is crazy. Like once I was shopping at Colaba causeway, and I came across a raffia weave belt that left me stunned. It was inspired from Dolce & Gabbana’s latest collection. Needless to say, I picked it up! The streets are on trend with what’s happening all around. So there’s nothing about your outfit being less stylish, just because you picked it up from the streets.To sum it up I think I would get more excited by a pair of animal print shades picked up from a beach in goa after a hard bargain for 90 bucks rather than some store bought pair for 1500-3000.

That was a small interview I did with BlogAdda last month. You can read the rest of it here. That question really got me thinking about how many people actually think that just because something is expensive, it's stylish and flattering and bang on trend. I really thought I needed to do a post on this. And just my luck, I had a work trip to Delhi, where I managed to get a 3 hour slot for shopping.
Sadly in India, we do not have 'thrift shops'. At least not the kinds you might find in other parts of the world. But street shopping, and these tiny export/surplus boutiques is probably the closest and best we have here.
Right now I'm crushing on the print of this jacket - the cat eye + red heart frames! So chic that I had one of those 'shut up and take my money' moments and did not even try to bargain!! 
On the other hand, I'm really tired of these mini dresses. It's like everyone forgot that lives (and other dress lengths) exist apart from minis and maxis.
Puchu made it to some of these pictures :-)


'Roxy' striped and pleated dress & Quirky printed jacket - Sarojini Nagar Market, Delhi, 200/- each | Pale pink satchel bag and neckpiece - Foot paths of Linking Road, Mumbai, 150/- and 110/- respectively | Belt with raffia weave - Colaba Causeway, Mumbai, 150/- | Strappy wedge heels - Gift from my aunts | Total cost : 810/- (13-14 USD)

4 Comments so far

  1. The jacket is for just 200!! unbelievable!

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  2. Gorgeous look and photos :)

    Maybe we can follow each other, just let me know on my blog?!

    http://danadimitras.blogspot.com

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  3. beautiful outfit, and i like your blog very much, would like to follow each other?


    xxx Anna
    A Tale of Two Shoes

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