I LOVE going to a swapmeet (flea market) or a garage sale. Actually, there is nothing else that I enjoy more than doing exactly that. I love the fact that I have no idea what so ever what I will find. I just know that it will be fabulous. I have been doing this since I was little girl, both selling and buying stuff at the swapmeet. – “One man’s junk another man’s treasure”, is it not so? I have often had people asking me – How do you do it? -How do you find those amazing things? – “All we saw there was junk”. And this is true… I always find many amazing things. Something I really, really like.
Today was no exception. In the bohemian parts of Stockholm (I am talking about the south, of course) there was a huge swapmeet all over Hornstull. I was there from 10 am until 4 pm, that is how big it was. I came across wonderful stuff for prices that you won’t even believe. Amazing red bellbottom pants in imitation leather with a low waist cut, for $10 = 75 Sek. The girl had paid $ 200 = 1 500 Sek for these last year. A silver ring with a black stone, $5 = 40 Sek. Beautiful summer clothes for the kids and lots of other things.
I rarely buy new clothes from the mall. I feel it is boring and that you end up looking like a stereotype Barbie, wearing the same shirt that everybody else is wearing from H&M. This way I get something a little more unique, for an awesome price, and at the same time I contribute to the well-being of the environment by recycling and reusing second-hand items.
Here are some items from the exclusive, fashionable boutique á la Swapmeet, both from L.A and and Stockholm.
Janne Höglund, Jörgen Lundh, Stefan Kyrk, Christian Roosvall,
Göran Magnusson, Chris Bartis, Ken Backius