So. I’m just now feeling recovered from the Bazaar. The spare bedroom is piled high with things I brought home that I need to put away, the paint drop cloth is still on the living room floor, and paint brushes are waiting to be put away…but at least the apartment doesn’t look like a cyclone hit it anymore. I’m using my waning exhaustion as an excuse to extend my bad eating habits for another week. Tonight I had leftover pizza, chicken wings, and a Little Debbie Swiss Cake Roll for dessert. Mmmmmm! Home cooked meal!

I had to run a few errands after work today so I cruised by a few thrift stores. I found some lovely vintage coats at the Salvation Army on Devon. I wish I had found these before the Bazaar! I think they would have been popular there.

I didn’t really photograph them very well, as it was dark by the time I got home and the light in the dining room isn’t great. This one is the prettiest one — the plushest, lushest faux fur fitted coat in PERFECT condition. It’s very dark brown. It looks like it was rarely worn. The lining is a beautiful, chocolate satin.

Grape-colored camel hair swing coat! It will look lovelier once pressed.

I regret to inform my readership that the collar is real fur. Love the chunky buttons!

Of course, now these coats will fill the spare closet back up…and the cycle continues!

March 3, 2010 - 9:30 pm

janie hightower Next time I’m in Chicago during cold weather, I choose to borrow the first coat.

March 4, 2010 - 10:42 pm

Shannon I can’t decide whether I like the first or the third more! I love the lush fur on the first, but I love the buttons and the trim around the fur on the third!

March 8, 2010 - 11:17 pm

Leilani Uh oh, you caught the vintage coat bug… I bought FIVE vintage coats this season alone… oops, I pretty much take up the coat closet on my own, heh. Had to pass up a lot of great coats on my trip to Philadelphia as I had no way of getting them home/already own too many! +sigh+