Bolero Jacket from Get Redressed

Finding second hand in Hong Kong isn’t the easiest. We have the chain of stores called Mee & Gee–which is great for jeans (for example the Levi’s in these shots are from there), but all of Mee & Gee’s clothing comes from Korea and Japan, so the sizes are always quite small for my full figure. About twice a year though, there’s a great sale called Get Redressed, and the clothing is always both high quality and in more Western (plus) sizes. That’s where I got this smashing bolero jacket. It was love at first sight; then when I slipped it on I was sold. Ironically, the dress from Monday’s fairytale princess post was also from the same Get Redressed pop-up. However it wasn’t until I got home that I realized I had to have that dress! I experienced shopper’s remorse. Luckily with a phone call made the next morning, and a detailed explanation of the cute Kate Spade rhinestone collar dress, plus a very kind husband to go retrieve it, I had the dress the very next day! Ahhh, second-hand shopping… I do love it! I have to be honest though: I miss the availability of large US thrift stores like Goodwill, Value Village, or Savers (which I’ve actually never been to, but I plan to visit one this summer while in California). I love meandering through the large aisles of those gigantic stores pushing along a shopping cart. It’s the hunt and then the score. For now, while in Hong Kong, I’ll enjoy Mee & Gee and anticipate the next Get Redressed. When is it by the way?!

Do you like thrift stores? What’s your favorite one? My favorite is the Value Village on Boone Street in Spokane, Washington. It’s not too big and not too small. It’s just right!

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  • Love the bolero jacket. Reminds me of Russian cossacks! I’ve recently got into “thrift” shopping and found a Dolce and Gabana denim jacket. It’s too small but who cares? Over here we call them charity shops. Most larger charities have chains of small stores. Oxfam also sell online.

    • Oooh! A D&G jacket! You can always wear it over your shoulders. Also, would making it sleeveless help it to fit? Sometimes I have found that to be the case with jackets or shirts that are too tight. The moment the sleeves are off, the garment becomes a little roomier. But wow! What a score!! I like how you guys call them charity shops. I’ve started naming them the same. 😀

      Love, Ann

  • Judy Gramith

    This is conservative , preppy dressing at it’s best. I’m a little surprised it appeals to you because the colors are fairly subdued. This outfit is simple, classic and even a bit “Long Island” or “Hamptons” (although I really don’t know what that means!! ) =-P

    • Hahah! I’ll take the Hamptons Darling!! Hahah! Every now and then I can be subdued–every now and then! Hahah. Love, Ann