Winter is coming and as anyone who has lived in the Northeast knows, winter clothes are wicked expensive. Luckily, the Costume & Textile Society of the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford (one of the oldest public art museums in the nation), is hosting a POSH Sale! Featuring gently used designer clothing to raise funds for the museum, the sale includes a plethora of winter wardrobe essentials – as well as resort items if you’re lucky enough to take a vacation – that won’t break your wallet. Whether you’re looking to do some early holiday shopping or just want to treat yourself (no shame in that!), rest assured there’s something here for everyone. From vintage baby clothes made in France, to ’40s-era lingerie, to dapper men’s suits. I previewed the collection this weekend and felt like I was in a vintage wonderland. There’s clothes and accessories that probably date back to the 1800’s like this wedding dress (Civil War-themed wedding, anyone?). There’s also plenty of swinging ’60s looks that are on trend for the season. As someone who mostly shops fast fashion rather than consignment stores, I was amazed by the quality and intricate details of the clothes and accessories.
To snag the best pieces, buy tickets to the POSH premiere on November 7 or wait for the sale to open to the public on November 8 through November 9. If you’ve never been to Connecticut or the Greater Hartford region this sale is the perfect excuse to visit and check out the Wadsworth. If you are from the area, you seriously have no excuse. Styles start from $5. Here’s a preview of the collection including some of my favorite pieces.
Doesn’t this look like something Megan Draper would wear?
Flapper clutches for your next Gatsby-themed party.
Found: your New Year’s Eve jacket.
Why don’t people wear red pantsuits anymore? I love the rounded collar.
Plaid pencil skirt that’ll never go out of style.
Living proof that sequins last forever. This dress probably dates back to the ’40s and is in impeccable condition. Plus, look at that horse!
The inside pocket of a Karl Lagerfeld coat.