When I saw the black specs gleaming and glistening from the rack, I ran over to it and dared anybody to get in my way (that included my 2 year old who was screaming "mommie WAAAIT" a few inches behind me). I snatched the sequin blazer off the rack, tried it on and fell in love.
I've been looking for a blazer exactly like this one for months, so no doubt, I hit the thrift hunt jackpot.
In my normal thrift bragging right mode, I took a few pics of my jacket, got ready to post them in a thrifting group I follow and low-and-behold I saw the ultimate photobomb! An old school sensor hanging off the flippin' sleeve! Now since this item is thrifted, there was no such thing as taking it back and having the sensor removed.
Slight disclaimer here. I did lose about 25 sequin discs and some other unidentifiable parts, but um, if you're looking that hard at my sleeve, you seriously need help- lol.
So, the one extra important tip you should never forget about no matter how fabulous the thrifted/vintage item is:
- ALWAYS check for damaged material (seams included), holes and sensors.
Have you purchased something all to get home and find out it's damaged, the clerk forgot to take the sensor off etc? Do you take it back if you can? If not, what do you do?