Daily Archives: October 9, 2010

Second-hand find: 1 pound purple silk dress

While we’re in a purple mood why not show you the 1 pound purple dress I found in the Fara charity shop during my second-hand shopping tour of Pimlico & Belgravia. It’s made of top quality silk and super comfortable. The fabric is a bit faded here and there but I actually think that adds to the character of the dress.

The tag says “Textile Treasures – Gallery of Antique Costume & Textiles”. I found this old article describing this London gallery that specialised in making reproductions of old design classics such as 18th-century waistcoats, Twenties tea dresses and pyjama trousers in silk. I don’t think the gallery exists any more, but at least I own one of their designs now.

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Check out my previous second-hand finds