December 8th, 2004

lady electrician
  • amarama

Salvation Army Has Gone INSANE!

People, I have just returned from the Salvation Army in Chinatown in Oakland and have found that they have gone INSANE! I wanted to buy a piece of furniture there for a gift for someone, and THEY WOULD NOT BREAK UP THE SET, even though the piece I wanted was BROKEN! This is fucking ludicrous! Also, while I was waiting for the manager to come back from her break for 45 minutes, I perused the rest of the store, and found that they now have "vintage" and "collectible" items for upwards of $75 and $100! This is CRAZY! Their furniture is all completely overpriced now, up to $400 for a bedroom set!

It's bad enough that vintage stores charge this much, but I sure as hell am not going to give the xtians my hard-earned thrift dollar if the prices are fucking the same! I'd rather support a small business.

This is only peripherally related to fashion, I understand. To create thematic consistency, I will tell you that one of the things I found, priced at $75, was a dark brown, 1920s mink stole that looked completely fantastic on me. This nearly made me kill the manager who wouldn't break up the furniture set.
Comrade Ericaceous (Abi-Station)

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Dear fatshionistas,

I covet the tight-fitting knee high boot. At this point, I have found many boots that claim to be 18 inches around. These have not fit me, even with the stretch panels. My giant calf is fully 20 inches. Is there any hope at all that a boot might exist that would be tight at my sturdy but proportionally smaller ankles and also fit my mega honking muscular calf? Perhaps a lace-up style?

Let's ignore the other fit and style issues for now. Right now I just want to know if there might possibly be any knee high boot that would be fitted all the way from 11-inch ankle to 20 inch calf?

Any suggestions welcome! Thanks in advance!
lady electrician
  • amarama

Big Mama

I found these a couple of days ago at a thrift store in Alameda. I think I'm going to frame the packaging. What kind of marketing anomaly is this? I apologize for the bluriness. I have no scanner, so I had to just take a photo.

The top set of text says, "You're beautiful!" under "Big Mama." Date on the packaging is 1983. This surprised me.

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Red Little Enid

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I originally meant to post this here, but I spazzed and posted it in my lj first. Ah well, it's never too late, eh?

This thought provoking article is being linked around lj, and while it might be a "well, duh!" concept for seasoned Fat Libbers, I still think it is very very appropriate for this community. Enjoy!

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