I'm an urban hunter. Over time and travel my shopping style has evolved as I've come to appreciate the pleasures of pre-owned. I enjoy the stories that come with second-hand fashions, occasionally stories that I invent, if only to amuse myself. Born in America, I often long for brands gone by, those that pepper my memories of childhood in a small town with one big department store. I owned a women's clothing shop for a number of years, so I'm painfully aware of the mark-up that comes with new goods. Anyone can buy retail; it takes a keen, relentless, self-schooled huntress to bag quality 2nd-hand fashion.
In my jewellery box there are 4 types of bling, each the stylish finish to my favourite looks.
My first trinket type is dubbed simply expensive due to its rarity and quality.
Next up, sentimental treasures. These can be expensive or less so because it's the memories they represent that make them valuable. My mother's...