Good morning, my aesthetic-lovelies! How was everyone’s weekend? Thoughts on the Will Smith Oscar interaction? Never a quiet moment anymore, is there?
I’m back from my stint on the East Coast, and though I miss Brooklyn already, I’m thrilled to report that I have moved into a new apartment in Oakland! The fashion outlets are endless here, and I cannot wait to hunt for new fits. Just walking down the street is enough to start the creative gears turning.
To that end, this week’s Look is exceptionally city-inspired, as I spent a good portion of my trip in the city shopping. But, don’t fear, I neither broke the bank nor compromised my style—I thrifted.
We went to Beacon, Buffalo Exchange, L Train — I found Filas, Dickies and Everlane for reasonable prices and I’m thrilled to say I left with two entirely new outfits for under $40. Good with me.
The thing about thrifting I so love, aside from the clear financial benefit, is the guilt-free feeling when purchasing clothing for the sake of fashion. As an aesthetically-oriented person who feels clothing is an artform, and the ultimate mode of personal expression, it’s challenging to buy from big stores, knowing how much waste comes from fast fashion trends. Thrifting is a way to both dress playfully and feel ethically in tune. Thanks for getting me back on track New York.
Now that I’m back in the Bay, I want to keep the thrift energy alive! Here’s a comprehensive list for my Marin and Sonoma County readers. Get into it!
Brookwood, Santa Rosa
So many finds! Dresses and bags are especially good here.
4th St, Santa Rosa
Once bought a denim vest here for $4; wore it for almost a decade.
Welfare League Thrift Shop
Railroad Square, Santa Rosa
Amazing vintage selection and the sweetest staff.
Highway 12, Sebastopol
Great finds and right next to The Barlow! Thrift + dinner.
4th St, San Rafael
Amazingly curated and body positive. Bloom is blooming!
4th St, San Rafael
Amazing selection of brand name pieces in great condition.
Alphabet Soup Thrift Stores
Western Ave., Petaluma
Great jewelry and accessory selection. A must visit!
Thrift for the planet and the budget. As Macklemore once said, “This is f**cking awesome.”
Looking phenomenal, everyone.
Jane Vick is an artist and writer currently based in Oakland, California. She splits her time between Europe, New York and New Mexico. View her work and contact her at janevick.com.