I just wanted to write and tell you this. I bought a fake fur jacket from Dandelion Vintage last autumn, the (gorgeous) old lining was shattering, so needed replaced - and on taking the lining out I found a Virgin Mary medallion on pink ribbon stitched to the inside of the coat. I'm not religious but found this really touching - my grandmother was (Irish) Catholic and very superstitious and I know she protected me and my sister with charms. I'm also an archaeologist and find any insights into the history of any particular piece of second hand clothing really interesting. And that's just one thing I love about vintage clothes, that they've had a whole life and a whole history and seen things you haven't seen, by the time you get round to wearing them...
Well, anyway, I really love the coat and now feel super safe and looked after when I'm wearing it!
Isn't that such a great story? And here is the jacket that Laura bought, and the charm that she found and kept inside of the coat -