Friday, January 20, 2012

My Hermès Thrift Find

Ladies and Gentleman I present to you my prized thrift find: The Grand Apparat Hermès scarf!
As I was browsing through the scarf rack at Salvation Army this beauty caught my eye so I picked it up and then saw Hermès - Paris printed on it. I immediately started to tremble and thought to myself "No way!" The price? $1.99. Apparently people in my po-dunk county have no idea who the heck Hermès is. I chuckled as I was ringing up and saw a clutch in the glass case from Banana Republic with $9 marked on it. How funny is that? Not that I'm complaining about paying $1.99 for Hermès!

 I wasn't 100% convinced that it wasn't a replica so I did some research on how to tell if it's real and everything checked out from the rolled hand-stitched seams to the proper markings and artist signature.
It turns out this beauty was made in 1962 and the artist is Jacques Eudel. Vintage score!

So I'm pretty proud of this find. I got a few other things too but not as exciting as this!

What's your most prized thrift find?


62 comments:

  1. WHAT A FIND! The fashion gods were on your side for sure!!

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  2. Omigosh, what a seriously amazing find. You are one lucky girl!

    xo, alison*elle

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  3. OMG!!! you are one lucky lady...what trift store did you get that? that is sooo amzing!!!

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  4. Amazing find! My best thrifth find has to be a 60s Pucci dress and Missoni skirt from the 70s

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  5. I commented on Facebook but it bears repeating that that is a totally awesome find!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  6. Your blog is always so wonderful !!!:))
    I loved this post !!!;)

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  7. fantastic !! but Idon't you write where did you fond it ! in internet ? e bay ? please ..I'm so anxious to know ......I bought Hermes one bay ...but it was quite expensive


    ave

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  8. It's beautiful!!!! I would say my giant Betsey Johnson yellow bow covered purse that I scored for a couple of dollars! It didn't even looked used!

    Love & Lollies... Jessa

    Confessions of the Cupcake Countessa

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  10. OMG! What a treasure! Lucky! Lucky! Lucky!

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  11. Wow that's such an awesome find. The hermes scarf is so pretty and it's double awesome since it's vintage :)

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  12. lucky lady! this is so awesome! gotta love thrifting, right? ;)
    btw, you have a great blog here. would you maybe like to follow each other? :)

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  13. WOW!! This is awesome!! I've actually never been thrifting... I know, I know it's a shame. You should go over to Dress With Courage and tell Elissa!! She's the master thrifter!! :)

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  14. omg!!!!! i have to go and check thrift stores. wow! 1.99 for an hermes? that's plain awesome!!!!

    i love taylor swift too. and she looks stunning in those photos.


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  15. Oh my word, I cannot believe you thrifted a Hermes scarf!!!
    That is amazing :D

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  16. Wonderful find. Very beautiful.
    My most recent great find? Men's Versace cashmire sweater, $1.

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  17. Wow! That was one lucky and fabulous find!
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  18. I´m envious of your find. Such a fab fashion accessory. :)

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  19. Hi Darling, Wow I love this scarf :) Really trendy piece and also I like your blog so much I follow you pls check my blog thank you very much Margaret :)

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  20. This is indeed a fabulous find, so beautiful and rich looking!
    Bravo!

    Ariane

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  21. Wow Kassi, what a lucky, unbelievable find! To think that it may have been lying there for so long and you were the fortunate one to find it. At least this lovely scarf has now found a home with someone who will appreciate and cherish it!

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  22. wow congrats! that's so cool!
    Unfortunately I've never thrifted, but I'd love to try it. but i think it's not very popular here in Germany especially in Munich where I live....
    How do you find thrift-shops/parties/meetings? is there an internet site?

    xxx Anita

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  23. Holy cow! What a find! You really hit the jackpot.

    I love thrifting and your story is encouraging me to do it even more.

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  24. YOU GO, GIRL! I have Christian Dior and Chanel scarves I've thrifted, so I know how exciting it is to find something like that! Can't wait to see how you style this up!

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow! You lucked out, what an amazing score... I am still looking to luck out like this!

    XX
    Jessie
    http://87life.blogspot.com
    Check out 87Life on Facebook!

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  26. WoW! What an amazing find!!! I found a vintage Pucci scarf the other day. Unfortunately, the shop I was in knew it was Pucci, and the price tag was $65...needless to say, I didn't go home with it :(
    xo Jac

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  27. I LOVE this scarf! =D I found a Ferragamo scarf with zebras all over it. Though I still ended up paying $10 for it, I figured it was worth it for the real deal (I did my research, too)! =) Nice find!

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  28. OMG! NO WAY!!! you lucky girl! The scarf looks great and in good condition too! You have a great eye for style!
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  29. That is AWESOME!!! I would've been jumping up and down. HAHAHAHA Congrats girl!

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  30. Lovely scarf :)

    Wanna follow each other with GFC, Twitter and Facebook ?

    ♡ StylishByNature.com

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  32. Oh my gosh. What an amazing and beautiful find! So people in podunk towns really get rid of very expensive vintage things?! I am so going to Goodwill as soon as possible!!

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  33. What an amazing find!!

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  34. Oh my gosh!!! I totally feel your excitement! I can't believe you found such a gorgeous piece at SUCH an amazing price! Lucky girl!!

    Hope you have a lovely weekend! :)

    -j
    sorelle in style

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  35. so pretty!

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  36. that is an AMAZING thrift find... AMAZING!
    xo
    MosaMuse

    MosaMuse.blogspot.com

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  37. what an AMAZING find! you just made like..a $1000 profit.

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  38. WOW Kassi! OMG I cannot believe an Hermes scarf ended up at the salvation army! i took a look and immediately knew this was the real deal, the colours are still so vibrant after 40+ years. It's amazing, take care of it and it'll last you for years to come. Do dry clean it because once you wash silk it's the end of it. the colours fade and it's wrinkly. enjoy :)

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  39. This one is a score!!! I actually saw a Hermes scarf once as well, however that one had a really bad stain on it, so I passed it up :/... but WOW! congrats on this vintage beauty! :)
    Good luck!

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  40. It is so gorgeous, vibrant and beautiful! Great deal! My best find was a quilted black Chanel purse. I couldn't believe my luck!

    With Class & Sass,
    ~Khalilah~

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  41. Nice! This is why I need to go thrifting (still haven't gotten around to it - pretty much ever). I can't wait to see how you wear it.

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  42. Beautiful scarf! I live outside ATL where we have access to a TON of designer stores, etc. so I frequently find Elie Tahari, Armani, etc. at Goodwill. However, my most recent "bargain" is a black label Ralph Lauren tan/black houndstooth pant suit. The blazer is a classic fitted, single-breasted, double-button style and the pants are classic flat front! I'm 2 sizes larger on top than bottom and this suit was the exact size for me! Even the length of both the jacket and pants were perfect---like it had been tailored to me! I paid $9.50 for it and $9 to have it dry-cleaned= total cost $18.50 for a suit that was probably around $1000. It looks brand new, like it was never worn!

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  43. Amazing find!
    Wish i was as lucky as you are when it comes to thrifting..
    Following you, return love back?
    xo

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  44. AMAZING!!!! The scarf section of my local thrift store is the first area I visit but I've never had such a great score! Can't wait to see how you style it.

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  45. WOW! Amazing find!

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  46. OMG!!!!! This scarf is just BEAUTIFUL. You know they still have this kind in their in-store selections. Keep this forever. This is great!

    7eventh Letter
    http://www.whatsmoreimportantthanfashion.com/

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  47. Wow! Lucky you. My prized thrift find is a Burberry Coat.

    xoxo
    Love

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  48. I found a East West Musical leather jacket for $15 and sold it on ebay for $1500.00

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Thank you so much for stopping by! Your comments always make me giddy like a school girl on a sugar high. Leave your link so I can creep on you. The good kind of creeping. Not the kind where I hang your pictures in my room or anything. (awkward shuffle)

Fashionably yours,

Kassi

Pronounced KC (like the Sunshine Band)