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The List: 3 places to get party duds cheap

Monday, February 25th, 2013 | Posted by

Sometimes we want to look as good as the red carpet starlets, maybe just for a special occasion. Sometimes we need a special look like dressy Western. In this economy buying new threads can hit the wallet hard. But the clever West County folks have learned that thrift and consignment shops are a good bet for finding a bit of glam without breaking the bank. Here’s few where the bargains and the bling are ready for the picking.

  1. Funk and Flash at 228 S. Main St. in Sebastopol is where you’ll find something really outré. It’s owner is a thread picker, traveling everywhere to find really fun items and costumes. Want to dress up for the period handcar races? He’s got something. Want something really flashy for Burning Man? It’s here. Even if you don’t buy anything, you’ll have fun shopping. But 10 to 1 you will have to have something.
  2. Such Fine Things on First St. in Occidental is co-owned by two fashionistas.  From hand made lace vests, to frilly blouses and handmade jewelry, this consignment and handicrafts shop is bound to have something to perk up your wardrobe.
  3. Aubergine Vintage Emporium at 755 Petaluma Ave. in Sebastopol is THE place for dressy Western duds, or if you have a yen to look like a 1930s movie star you will probably find just the right thing here.

That’s three we know. Where do you find your dress-up clothing for a bargain?

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