Selling My Clothing on the Haight…


My new friend Nancy invited me to accompany her while she sold clothing on Haight Street in San Francisco.  I’ve never sold my clothing, but love a new experience.  I gathered clothing still in a box from the move, and met my New York transplanted friend to embark on a true exercise in good old San Francisco recycling – only this time, I may actually get cash!

One by one, the nice guy at Buffalo Exchange went through my pile.  With an apologetic tone, he rejected most of it.  Surprisingly he accepted an ugly, never worn pair of shiny, patent leather Kate Spade shoes.  What intrigued me most, was how the items were being accepted and rejected.  What’s the formula? Is it based on a complex software program, or just natural instinct?

I can tell you, he took a lot of my tops, which I had to explain were considered dresses, at least to me.  And then he tallied up my total…..$45.00!! Not bad, I grabbed it and spent $60 at a vintage shop across the street.

I love strolling the second hand shops on the Haight in San Francisco..I get kind of kooky and excited.  Shopping for anything old – is my thing.  I like to search and hunt for an amazing find.  It’s part of my creative process, and I truly mean that.

I scored a 1950’s red with gold hardware belt (shown) and a funky bracelet. School pick-up stopped me from further purchases….until next time.

Fashion Notes: 1950’s vintage belt bought on Haight-Ashbury in San Francisco at Mystery Mister, Jeans: Genetic Denim purchases at At Ease Miami, Gold high tops: Ash, Bag: Miu Miu, Bag Strap: Prada