This isn't really along the lines of what I usually post, but I just had to brag... I mean, share (ahem) news of my latest Goodwill find: An incredible little hat, made by Toronto's own Karyn Gingras of Lilliput Hats.
It's a designer original, yo! And it's local, one-of-a-kind and completely handmade! It's the sort of hat that retails for hundreds!
And I got it at GOODWILL.
How much did I pay? Funny you should ask. Cheeky too. I paid...
a cool $1.50. That's one dollar and fifty cents, thankyouverymuch. It was supposed to be $3, but I bought it on 50% off day.
But when I saw the Lilliput label inside this little beauty, I just couldn't pass it up. It was actually in the cart of the lady in front of me in the checkout line and I was eying it and lamenting not having seen it first, even before I knew what it was. Something about it just called to me. And luckily, at the last minute, she decided not to buy it.
I swooped in. I had to stand in line a second time to pay for it, but the wait was worth it.
For out of towners and those who just don't know, Lilliput Hats is basically the very best traditional milliner in Toronto. The College St. store/studio is absolutely adorable and just packed with unbelievable style. Some of Karyn's pieces would make even Philip Treacy jealous.
And I got one for $1.50. Yes!
I don't care if I do look like Blossom. I'm gonna wear this baby.