Me & BCBG

I'm not a folllower of current fashion trends. I don't read fashion magazines (unless they are pre-1960s) I don't pay attention to what celebrities are wearing (unless it is vintage, and by 'vintage' I mean something that is at least 25 years old, last season is not vintage) and I am not a fan of designer clothing. I've always been a big fan of clothing and I love to buy new clothing for myself. I just don't like to spend alot of money on it. No one could convince me that a $200 pair of jeans are made better or fit better than a pair of Route 66 Jeans from KMart for $16.99. If I have a $100 to spend on clothing, I want to come home with at least 5 items. I want to get the most for my money. I'm cheap that way.

I don't know how I first heard of or where I first saw a BCBG dress. Maybe it was in a magazine or on an entertainment show (yes, maybe on the back of a celebrity, I'm contradicting myself already) Or maybe I saw one just cruising around ebay. But I am hooked on the cute dresses and tops that they make. I don't know if BCBG is a person or a manufacturing company. It doesn't matter. So when I have some money to spend on clothing, I can be found bidding on BCBG on ebay. I don't have many pieces in my closet, because, like I said, I am cheap and I don't bid very high, so I usually get outbid. I have 2 dresses that fit really very nicely, 2 skirts and a pair of cute cropped pants that I just got for the Fall. Their dresses are really my favorites.


Now, if you are gonna buy BCBG online, the only place to buy it is from JT & Company -http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZjtandcompanyQQhtZ-1
They have many store items at Buy-It-Now prices and all of their auctions start at .95 cents with no reserve. JT appears to be a BCBG outlet and all of their clothing is unworn with tags. I've bought all of my items from them, and service was great, shipping was fast. I guess they have fed into my getting hooked on BCBG really, because I can buy items in my price range. I've never paid more than $30 for an item from them, and if I had to pay regular price, I wouldn't own any BCBG (I don't like the clothing THAT much) So check out their auctions at your own risk. Unfortunately the sizes appear to only go up to sz14.
Photos are courtesy of JT & Company.

Carol
(p.s. Don't bid against Myrna Loy)

14 comments:

Polly said...

I always find BCBG at Value City, Marshals and TJ Maxx, you have to root but for the prices especially at Value City it's worth it. Just recently at Marshals I found two pairs of BCBG shoes, I'm particularly fond of their shoes.

Carol said...

Ah, I've never checked out their shoes. We do have a TJ Maxx not too far from us. I'll have to venture down their one day for a little shopping!

ambika said...

I find BCBG at Nordstrom Rack for a pretty reasonable price (none of the other outlets are near me). I'll definitely be bookmarking that seller.

*emma* said...

do you have a store? like, an actual three-dimensional store??? please say u do.

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

Hi *emma*,
I don't have a store-store. I sell vintage online only.

Carol

One Chic Chick said...

I just discovered your blog...what fun! I LOVE vintage! I'll be sure to bookmark it. I'm intrigued by your comments about avoiding fashion magazines...it sounds like a great idea to me. They always make me feel bad about myself and the fact that I coulnd't afford (and wouldn't buy, even if I could) hundreds of dollars on a single item of clothes...out of curiosity where do you find pre-1950's fashion mags? I'm assuming ebay?

Thanks again, great site!

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

Hi,
I gave up on fashion magazines over 10 years ago when I realized how much money I was wasting on them. I've never been a follower of trends, I buy what I like, and not because it's shown in a magazine. Some vintage clothing sellers use it as a reference to what look is popular now though, which is a good tool for them. I sell what I like and I think that my customer know what they like, they don't need to follow trneds or whatever.
Old fashion magazines can be found at flea markets, estate sales and on ebay too. They really are alot of fun to look at, so are old clothing catalogs and pattern books.

Carol

dorotheasclosetvintage said...

I avoid fashion mags too.....too many skanky waif-like heroin chic pointy chickies!! I like looking through my 40s Vogues & pretending I can buy from them......so much prettier! Carol, found your blog through the www.evintagesociety.com main page. We should all bookmark each other & keep each other company in blogland!! Love your blog! Ang

PS, my Dad has hotrods too!

Anonymous said...

Just so you know, BCBG is a contemporary designer label, it's not vintage.

Carol@Dandelion Vintage said...

Dear anonymous,
Who said anything about BCBG being vintage? The post was about a current label that I like and where to buy it cheap.

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