Misfit Toys

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Sat Jul 7
My Stockholm haul so far:

Postcards from Junibaken- 4 Elsa Beskows, 2 John Bauers, 3 Astrid Lindgens; 10kr each, so about $10.

What I’m pretty sure are vintage or very very passable heels (Marie en skinnsko fran master) from Emmaus Vintage for an insanely reasonable 150kr or about $20!!!

Also from the Junibacken- a set of children’s Moomin dishware. Now I want a whole collection of the books in English!!!!

Powder blue Friendkid sailor button high waist shorts from Tjallamalla.

Favorite shop of the day- Sivletto, the Rockabilly shop in Sodermalm. The second it open it was like all the midcentury folk in town showed up. They had vintage, repro, kids, and housewares, and a barbershop attached. Not to mention a lunch bar with beers on tap. I may return later to pick up a Collectif tiki dress so I won’t pay international shipping and possibly some Edith and Ella clothes or shoes.

Least favorite- Beyond Retro. It’s super warm in each of the locations I visited and the selection is overwhelming. Sorting by color is great in say a charity shop like OXFAM or Goodwill, but in a vintage shop with a HUGE selection it’s a fucking pain in the ass. I wish more places sorted by era. I hate sending an hour in a hot shop sifting through nothing but polyester 70s clothes and 80s sequins to find only one mid century skirt and it’s 4 sizes too small. Ugh.

Side note- I don’t understand how some of these shops pay their overhead when they only stock about 100 items in inventory and those items are only slightly above average price if at all…

My Stockholm haul so far:

Postcards from Junibaken- 4 Elsa Beskows, 2 John Bauers, 3 Astrid Lindgens; 10kr each, so about $10.

What I’m pretty sure are vintage or very very passable heels (Marie en skinnsko fran master) from Emmaus Vintage for an insanely reasonable 150kr or about $20!!!

Also from the Junibacken- a set of children’s Moomin dishware. Now I want a whole collection of the books in English!!!!

Powder blue Friendkid sailor button high waist shorts from Tjallamalla.

Favorite shop of the day- Sivletto, the Rockabilly shop in Sodermalm. The second it open it was like all the midcentury folk in town showed up. They had vintage, repro, kids, and housewares, and a barbershop attached. Not to mention a lunch bar with beers on tap. I may return later to pick up a Collectif tiki dress so I won’t pay international shipping and possibly some Edith and Ella clothes or shoes.

Least favorite- Beyond Retro. It’s super warm in each of the locations I visited and the selection is overwhelming. Sorting by color is great in say a charity shop like OXFAM or Goodwill, but in a vintage shop with a HUGE selection it’s a fucking pain in the ass. I wish more places sorted by era. I hate sending an hour in a hot shop sifting through nothing but polyester 70s clothes and 80s sequins to find only one mid century skirt and it’s 4 sizes too small. Ugh.

Side note- I don’t understand how some of these shops pay their overhead when they only stock about 100 items in inventory and those items are only slightly above average price if at all…

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