...and we love it!
WUSC, one of the best college stations in the whole country
(don't take our word for it though, check it out!) sponsored
a zombie parade from campus to 5 Points tonight - right past Pack Rats!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
This Thursday we were excited to have our very first Pack Rats event. The PACK RATS - NAKED Boys/NAKED Girls Party!!! was our play on the traditional naked lady party which typically involves a group of friends who bring their old clothes, shoes and jewelry to throw in a pile and swap amongst themselves. Clean out your closet, get "new" clothes, eat a cookie, have a beer - for free! We had hoped to have a few guys in the mix, but poor ole Milton was the only boy to clean out his closet. Luckily, someone brought a nice heavy men's flannel so he didn't walk away empty handed.
Over the course of the night we had about 15 girls show up each with a bag or two of clothes in hand and each with their own individual and amazing style, so there were plenty of goods and a wide variety to choose from. I know I was happy with my finds (walking away with a poofy teal dress which will be perfect for prom in November) and I think (I hope!) everyone else walked away with some happy picks, too.
We had enough leftovers to fill Milton's trunk and most of his back seat which he took and donated today. Also, the past two days have found me in clothes I picked from the pile - including this ensemble I wore the very next morn' which is mostly made of swap pieces 'cept the shoes from Goodwill Clearance Center and the jacket which was my mom's:
Plus Milton wore his flannel this morning to fight off that autumn chill we've been having round these parts. We hope you all are getting as much wear out of your finds (and send us photos if ya wanna let us feature them here)!
Did you miss the invite? We didn't print flyers or anything (oops!) and only really advertised it on facebook, so be sure to follow us for more upcoming events. We'd love to have another swap - we were thinking one for each season, perhaps? Stay tuned...
Posted by softspoken at 8:44 PM
Monday, October 4, 2010
Are you tired of seeing these photos? I'm not and they're everywhere these days. But the 90's are back - actually they've been back (did you miss the short floral dresses, bare knees, and docs look of the summer?)- though it seems to be coming on stronger these days. And i s'pose Marc Jacobs for Perry Ellis is a fairly decent mainstream place to start to get our 90's post goin'. These looks are what launched Jacobs onto the scene when he put these layers of flannel and floral on the runway in '92 - supposedly even being fired for it. Jacobs was going for clothes that looked "a little fucked up" - and if you're trying to add a little 90's into your wardrobe that's as good a description to stick to as any. It's probably the easiest look to achieve ever, but if you need a little help - we've got you covered with some inspiration photos as well as a handful of picks from our shop.
vintage dress - $15
vintage blazer - $18, hand stencilled kathleen hanna tee - $30
vintage flannel jacket - $10, vintage shirt - $10
vintage shirt - $12, normaltown tee - $5
vintage shirt - $1, vintage skirt - $10, handmade bag - $75, vintage shoes - $20
handmade dresses - $110 each
vintage cardigans - $8/$5
vintage espirit dress - $15, vintage wrangler jacket - $18, handmade bag - $59
vintage denim dress - $22, vintage long floral dress - $30, vintage loafers - $10
All available at 2009 Greene Street, #114 - Columbia, SC 29205. Need some
help finding us? Give us a call at 803.765.0060
Posted by softspoken at 1:58 PM