Treasure Hunt x Southern Hospitality
When one finds oneself in city like Bentonville, Arkansas, one can make the most of it by scouring any and all vintage spots in a 20 mile radius. To get things rolling, I hit up the Goodwill, a local standby. I managed to find a few goodies: an oversized, salt and pepper sweater, short athletic shorts in a shimmery finish, a 90’s checkered dress with flowers on top, a tropical print Cheongsam, an Oriental quilted jacket and some amazing Steve Madden espadrilles! My total here was a whopping $25.
Later, I caught wind of a spot in the neighboring town of Rogers. I found myself in a large, red barn surrounded by crap labeled “antique,” but tucked away in a little nook I discovered Dmarie’s Vintage. While perusing the children’s rack, I found a sweet skort that fit perfectly and cost all of $3. From there I was told to go to Fayetteville, so onward I drove.
This college town had finally given me what I wanted: a proper vintage store in the shape of Cheap Thrills. My first find was a pink, 60s-era metallic brocade cocktail dress. It was love at first sight, plus it it was a perfect fit. I was also drawn to an abstract wave print button down blouse that has been fashioned into a crop top by its previous owner. Lastly, I scored a terrycloth Gucci top and highwaisted, wide-legged 70s jeans that are practically begging to be worn with platforms. My grand total here was $50.
Not too shabby for the middle of nowhere.