us v them: the chartreuse dress

Meet my chartreuse dress. I picked it up at a Salvos store a while ago now. I first noticed it on the “Retro” rack that the store had put up (obviously getting savvy to the whole “vintage” thing). For some reason or another I never ended up buying it. Then I see this ‘Luxe Utility’ dress from Shakuhachi (it’s doesn’t seem to be available on their online store anymore). Cue the holy-crap-I-should-have-bought-that-dress-from-Salvos thoughts. Anyway, I went back a few weeks later hoping, praying that the dress would still be there. The Retro rack was gone. I was disheartened. Then as I was rifling through the racks I came across a sliver of chartreuse material. Behold! It was the dress. They had simply dismantled the Retro rack and placed everything back to normal. $18 thrifted dress vs. $200ish Shakuhachi dress… and the winner is?
Images: mine, shakuhachi


  1. m i s s . t e a May 17, 2011

    what a great find! this colour is so fresh for autumn/ winter xx misstea & co.

  2. Bec May 17, 2011

    Great find! I like this one better anyway!

  3. her persona May 17, 2011

    great find for sure!!! love salvos!! and opshopping!!!

  4. Christina May 17, 2011

    wow! lucky you! i cannot wait to see what you do with the dress πŸ™‚

  5. Rachelous May 17, 2011

    great find! The dresses are the exact same colour- uncanny! x

  6. liza May 17, 2011

    What an amazing find! I just love the colour.


  7. Blithely Unaware May 17, 2011

    Oh my god!!! What an amazing find!!! Love it!!!

  8. kit and nancy. May 17, 2011

    that colour = deliciousness.

  9. Hannah Percyowl May 17, 2011

    Ha! And I much prefer your dress too.

  10. wendayfang May 17, 2011

    Omg I love this!!
    I was just about to ask in which part of Sydney do you go to thrift, but then I realised you live all the way in Brisbane πŸ™

  11. isabelle May 17, 2011

    love the colour soph
    so pretty!
    when are you in the uk by the way?

  12. gee May 17, 2011

    what an amazing color!!
    such a great find.

  13. Catherine May 17, 2011

    The winner is definitely you. and the thrifted dress. How awesome!

  14. soph (owl vs. dove) May 17, 2011

    @wendayfang: πŸ™ although if you're ever in Brisbane I can tell you all the places to go!

    @isabelle: I fly in on June 16. Countdown is onnnnnn.

  15. Amie May 18, 2011

    a winner is you! nice find!


  16. efromwonderland May 20, 2011

    that color truely is amazing! and only $12? why dont i find things like that in our local thriftshop.. the vintage clothing in my city are either pretty and overpriced or ugly and cheap haha πŸ™‚

  17. Mette Andersen May 22, 2011

    What a beautiful dress!

  18. Erin and Caroline May 23, 2011

    Such a beautiful find! And the color is so great!


  19. PJ May 23, 2011

    pretty damn good. I'm visiting my local Salvos on Thursday for their monthly $5 fill a bag. Hope I find some treasures.

  20. Yen Hoang May 23, 2011

    I love this colour!


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