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Fab Redux: Violet et Chanel

Resale shops are the best; especially those based out of LA, where there are plenty of women who cast off their high-fashion pieces after one wear (wouldn't want to be caught in the same outfit twice!). Take Decadestwo, which just recently reopened in LA. It focuses on upscale designer clothing from the mid-nineties to the present - and it has an online Ebay boutique, which stocks 100 great options to bid on at any given time.

Take this violet Chanel suit - it's from the Fall/Winter '98 season and is a size 38 (US size 6). You can't really go wrong with a Chanel suit - it's a classic! The vibrant color prevents it from being too buttoned-up and with a Buy-it-Now price of $490, who's to argue a great lifelong investment? Not I...

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yaelatner yaelatner 10 years
Decades Two is so fab! Another amazing vintage designer fashion website is www.vintagecouture.com. Yah Cameron!
tati33 tati33 10 years
cute suit!
mayjunejuly mayjunejuly 10 years
does this remind anyone else of that simpsons episode where marge gets the chanel suit and joins the country club? no?
ceceluvfash1on ceceluvfash1on 10 years
adorable suit!Love the set of two buttons!Plus since I'm not rich I've probably worn outfits way more than 5 times!
Fashion Fashion 10 years
Yeah that is pretty crazy! xo
bizzybee bizzybee 10 years
As for wearing only a few times, I saw a piece on haute couture and Betsy Bloomingdale had pieces that she only wore 1-3 times in her numerous closets. Wowie kazowie. Not for me but still ... whoa.
bizzybee bizzybee 10 years
My mom used to wear these boxy jackets and skirts back in the day and she looked so chic. This is a style that doesn't work for me. Nonetheless, these vintage pieces were made with great materials and construction. Better than most of what you could buy today off the rack.
vienvien vienvien 10 years
Oh I love this sweet yam-colored suit. It looks chic
ailene ailene 10 years
Even if I could afford to buy a new outfit for every occasion, I'd probably reuse a lot of my outfits! I'd probably just get rid of them when they didn't fit anymore or when they went out of style.
Fashion Fashion 10 years
Nothing's wrong with wearing the same piece twice - I wear my clothes over and over and over! I was just saying that some people (who can afford to, I guess) feel that way. :) xo
Wendy-Brandes Wendy-Brandes 10 years
I guess I'm a contrarian because I have never felt that Chanel suits are always such a great timeless look. I think a lot of the jackets are boxy in an unflattering little-old-lady way. I would need to do alterations on them to make them work and I've never been inspired enough by one of the Chanel jackets to do it.
alillee alillee 10 years
haha does anyone else remember that Simpsons episode where Marge finds that Chanel suit and sews it into like 10 different outfits?! classic..
ailene ailene 10 years
What's wrong with wearing the same piece twice? Why not get together with stylish friends your size and just hold a clothing swap? Then everyone has new clothes to wear and no money is wasted.
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