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Vintage Chanel Suit

I live close to a very wealthy area in the Detroit metro area that is full of auto executives, sport stars, and other people who are totally loaded. The estate sale game here is STRONG. I have found some really amazing things for my house at estate sales, such as art and my original Milo Baughman chairs. I love mid-century styling. One day last summer I popped into an estate sale to check out some art. I’ve been looking for a piece for my family room. I walked out with a Chanel suit.

Ummm…  What?

You never know what you are going to find at an estate sale. I always check out the closets, but a lot of these loaded ladies are wee little things. So, yeah…  Nothing ever fits because I’m not a size 2-4. However, on this day I spied a gorgeous Chanel suit and it was my size. WHAT??? I slipped into the laundry room to try on the skirt and it fit as well. It was like the clouds parted and the angels sang. HALLELUJAH! I shop consignment and thrift stores often, but my success rate is low. This is the best find of my life.

Never, ever in my life did I expect to own a Chanel suit. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have $5,000 – $7,000 to spend on one suit. It is made beautifully. The suit is wool crepe, and it’s lined with silk. No polyester here. No way. I plan to wear it for every formal occasion from now until I die, and then be buried in it. Unless my daughter wants it…

Now I just need that Chanel bag I have been dreaming of. Le sigh…

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Wearing: Suit – Vintage Chanel (Spring 2000 collection), Tank – Grana, Tights – Hue (via Nordstrom), Shoes – Summit (via Nordstrom), Bag – Celine.

 

If you are curious about estate sales in your area, I suggest checking out www.estatesales.net. This is how I find about local sales in my area. I love that I can preview what is in the house, so I know if it’s worth my time or not.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

XOXO,

Ashley

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Vintage Chanel Suit”

  1. It’s beautiful Ashley! Congratulations! Is that velvet on the trim or silk? Such a classic cut and style. Now that we are moving into a midcentury modern I’m changing up our furniture (most which hasn’t made it through 20 years of kids) and will definitely check out that link. Thanks!

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