— rescuing garments and the history of clothing by me, january 2010
"how do we value vintage? i often find myself wandering into vintage clothing stores and gasping at their overpriced tags, or walk away from vintage clothing fairs empty handed simply because i do not have the means to shell out twice as much cash for the garments i’ve found similar versions of in thrift stores for a few dollars, not hundreds. how do we decide what is worth how much? and why am i more attracted to ones with stories, people, lifetimes behind them than once-worn high-end brands?"