Flea Market in Meiji Park, every other Sunday afternoon. Of course I'm into flea markets. This is the best budget thrifting in Tokyo that I know of. I got two of my favorite dresses there for 50 yen each. Last time I spent a bit much. I got this cape for 700 yen which is outrageous but I haggled it down from 1,000 and I love it, so. The boots were 500. This was also the day I got midnight military confetti for 100 yen. My leg looks PUMPED in this photo!
HEARTBREAK! I have been looking for teacups like these since I saw them in In the Mood for Love a few years ago. I was soooo excited but! they were 8,000 yen (US$80 or whatever) EACH. What! I hate accidentally falling in love with expensive things.
This is my favorite old blue dress. My late great-grandmother's neighbor of 50 years gave it to me. The neighbor's younger sister made it herself in the 60s. It's a simple pattern but it's eye-catching somehow. It shimmers gold and silver. It's so old and worn that it's about as strong as tissue. I've mended it four times and now I try not to wear it much. I used to think this dress had magical powers because every time I wore it I'd have a legendary night. I wonder what it went through before I owned it.
I usually don't buy new clothes because I'm poor and I hate low-quality things. I can buy well-made, beautiful, unique things used. Plus I love the look of things from the 1950s-1970s. When I buy well-loved party clothes and shoes from those times, it's fun to imagine what kind of girl wore them and to picture the rooms she was in and what her nightlife was like. After I'm old or dead I hope my favorite clothes are absorbed into the vintage orbit and wild girls of the future have epic nights in my dresses and shoes. All over the world!