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” As you can probably tell, I vastly enjoyed every moment with her.

And then I was lucky enough to take these items with me in exchange for the monies I helped her start her “Kitty Fund” with.

By Stacy Lo Albo There are many reasons to be cheerful when you have a passion for anything timeless.

As I point out endlessly, the thrill of the hunt is the best motivation. In the early 1990s, I met a traveling salesman named Michael Wolfe while he was roving the country hitting thrift shops, buying up merchandise, and then finding used clothing stores to purchase the goods. ) His station wagon was overstuffed and I remember buying a pair of Pucci bell bottoms from the back of it.

Is it really true that no one else in the family will appreciate such gifts?

I always feel that if someone else will regret having sold these items, then by all means, do not part with them.

If there exists a photograph of a relative modeling the item, try to keep it together as it will mean something to somebody down the road.

This is what we call provenance, which can enhance the value of your inheritance.The vintage business would not exist if it wasn’t for these enlightening inhabitants of the world.I would like to take the opportunity to show my appreciation for the many men and women who have given us what we have today by buying, saving, storing, and preserving their past.But I must say, my favorite people are the elderly men and women who invite me into their homes and share their stories about the adventure they had while wearing the clothing they are about to part with after all these years.I enjoy the reverent reminiscing they indulge in, and revel in passing their stories on to other folks who admire, for example, that lovely 1950s prom dress hanging in my store that was previously in a senior citizen’s closet just a few days earlier.

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