|The find of the day on my last day at Secondhand Sam's. |
Vintage. Terra cotta. Divine.
|Elmira Leto, Executive Director of Samuel’s House.|
Money raised at Secondhand Sam’s goes there.
|Shopper Maggie told me she doesn’t read much. These|
books are for her mom, Callie Morehouse, a private chef,
who reads anything non-fiction. “What will we do without
this place?” Callie said.
The fact that you are unlikely to find something sensational for the man in your life on the racks at a secondhand store had lead me to understand that men do not recycle their clothes. They wear them until they fall apart. Or they forget them on the bus. Or until the rats shred them. Or, like my husband, they store them in dusty drawers or closets for the remainder of the owner’s natural life, awaiting that one special event — a trip to Alaska perhaps? — when they will become useful again.
|Ashleigh waitresses at Jack Flat’s and shops at Secondhand Sam’s. Just look at the selection!!! She and her bud Jennifer were shopping for ugly sweaters. I didn’t ask why.|
|Hair design genius Jackie Gray, a devout Saturday morning yard sale maven, models her double-purposed, hand-stitched Christmas tree skirt. She wore it to host her Christmas party. After the party, it went back beneath the tree.|
I paid my final visit to Secondhand Sam’s yesterday. I shopped for many hours. I spent $18. Among other treasures, I bought a vintage suede jacket for 50 cents. From the moment I laid eyes on it I knew we were destined to be together forever — or at least until it needs to be dry-cleaned.