While I was at work the other day, I received a text from Holly, who was thrifting in Minneapolis at the time. Holly has a habit of texting me while thriftng, and often times, I find it maddening. Especially when the text is "Just found a pringle cashmere grey cardigan for 10 bucks worth it or no?" I instantly snap in to a jealous rage over her more flexible schedule and her more bountiful thrifting resources, and issue some decidedly unfriendly, snappy remark, along the lines of "get bent". Sometimes she even truly believes that I am angry with her. This is a problem, I am aware.
In this particular instance however, I detected the hesitation in her question, thought fast, and managed to fashion a personal shopper out of the experience. The following events resulted in me securing said Pringle cardigan as well as a pair of tan suede hotpants, for $16, in Minneapolis, via text message, from the comforts of my Manhattan office. The transcript of our communication, and the images of my new treasures, are below.
holly --> laurie
Just found a pringle cashmere grey cardigan for 10 bucks worth it or no?
yes! if u don't need it and r happy with yr botegga cardigan** i will buy it from u
Send a pic if u can!
Sounds good! Also just found a pair of tan suede vintage short shorts and im practically crying with happiness
U kill me when you this, you know that, right?
Well if its any consolation at least you are getting a sweater out of the deal!
True! Ur a friend indeed. I can't wait to see it!
(approximately 30 minutes later)
Want the shorts too? They are a bit too snug. 6 bones
Do u think that they are "me"?
Do they remind u of jane fonda?
Hmmm yes i guess. They are sweet
I'll take them. Christ how did i just spend 16 dollars thrifting in MN sitting at my desk in NY?
Well its pretty clear we have to blog about this
I was gonna say.
I can't wait to see what i bought!
My second vintage Pringle sweater of the season. What are the chances?
I am now waiting in agony for Thanksgiving when I will see Holly in Green Bay to get my hands on these sweet, sweet little puppies.
**referring to this past summer when Holly and I were thrifting together and she found a gray Botegga Veneta cashmere cardigan for $3. She didn't know the label and that this was probably a $700 sweater. I had a attack of conscience when I considered telling her that Botegga Veneta was a Walmart brand. But I am a friend, and I did the right thing.