Realllly good clothing/costume source

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Postby cosmicdancer » Mon Feb 08, 2010 2:24 pm

No, really? I wasn't aware of the obvious.

Moving on...there are so many sites that offer creative options. Some of the creations on Etsy are spectacular. And, yes, local Goodwill shops are a good place to check out too.
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Re: Realllly good clothing/costume source

Postby Ratty » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:15 am

I was just in , "The East bay Depot for Reuse" in Berkeley. They have a mountain of new table cloths. Shiny satins and sheers. (Wow. Say that 3 times. Fast.) Beautiful, elegant fabics. All perfect for a quick conversion to capes, panchos, flowing skirts or decor in the camp. I fell in love with way too many. They are big. the heavy materials were 3 for $25. the sheers were $5 each. Nothing plain about them.
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Postby AntiM » Mon Jan 02, 2012 8:30 am

This time of year, scour the post holiday sales for Christmas tree skirts, they make fabulous capelets, a pair can make a nifty skirt.
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Re: Realllly good clothing/costume source

Postby Ratty » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:44 am

Thanks for the 'scrap' link. I'll be sure and visit it on my next trip to the city. That reminds me. There is a good will or salvation army about 2 blocks west of the civic center bart station that is GREAT for textiles. It's on Mission I think. They have a larger than usual selection of drapes, spreads and material. Really low prices to boot.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:47 am

There's the Mission/Van Ness one and around the corner is the "Last Chance" place where they put out huge bins of clothing (mostly) and whatever doesn't get sold that day is (I suppose) landfilled. Prices are cheap, amenities are few. If you like the thrill of the hunt, this might be a place to put on your itinerary.
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Postby Ratty » Tue Jan 03, 2012 6:10 pm

Thank you. I'm adding it to my list. I usually take bart in and wonder, "What the hell was I thinking?" As I lug bags and armloads of stuff back to the station. I guess that's part of my SF shopping joy. With these wxtra stops I'm gonna drive in next time. Thank you.
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Postby Ratty » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:15 am

I had to bump this thread. Tomorrow, Saturday April 21st, Is a great day to go to the City. There's a presentation of sorts at BM Headquarters. 1 pm potluck lunch. seminars on stuff and explanations for the birgins. I will be dropping in between shopping and shopping. Happy Earth Day everybody.
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Re: Realllly good clothing/costume source

Postby inthecolumbiagorge » Fri Apr 20, 2012 7:53 am

C.f.M. wrote:Esp. if you want a "playa coat" but not the $200ish price tag.

Shop Goodwill thrift stores on-line.

http://www.shopgoodwill.com/auctions/Si ... 36693.html

I found several ground-length fur and faux fur coats (in addition to other fun stuff) just today.



Crazy...I had no idea you could shop goodwill online! We go to their outlet stores in Portland, OR and buy anything there for $1.69 per pound for our clothes to makeover.
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Re: Realllly good clothing/costume source

Postby FIGJAM » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:38 am

Yup.

That's where I found the trailer for MY playapod! 8)
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