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Unearthing a Treasure Trove of Rudi Gernreich Fashions, The WHOLE Story I adore recounting this interminable tale about my Vintage Rudi Gernreich collection because there has been so much speculation and disinformation surrounding the unearthing of this incredible collection of treasures.

Apparently my humor was somewhat infectious and they booked me there on the spot! I was flying off to Chicago a week later.

Now the truth is that no matter where I travel in the world, and for whatever reason, I always managed to find time to go Treasure Hunting.

So true to form, while I was in Chicago and on my off time from shooting the Oprah show I used my first book, The Rag Street Journal, The Ultimate Guide to shopping Thrift Across North America, Henry Holt, New York, to guide me through the back streets of Chicago in my hopes of unearthing something fabulous, for this was un-chartered territory for me back then and you never know what you will find hidden away.

In my travels around Chicago I stumbled into a small but well tended vintage shop called Strange Cargo and spotted a couple of interesting garments, so I asked one of the clerks if they had any high-end vintage garments that may not be on the sales floor, always a good tip.

I snatched them from her hands and proclaimed them mine as Paper suitcases slipped into the dressing room. Well this was rather alarming since these two pair of pants were perhaps the most expensive things in the entire store, so the sales clerk hovered over me as I fitted myself in the dressing room.

She returned with half a dozen very interesting pieces of Gernreich, which were clearly from the same collection, and again I said I would try them on, and again that concerned look crept across her face.

At this point it seemed silly to keep going back to their stockroom to choose things they thought I might like, so I suggested I simply pop my head in and have a good look myself. Goodness I thought they would die at that request, however they finally relented and let me have a glance at an over head hanging rack that to my amazement was crammed packed full of dead stock Rudi Gernreichs!

I seriously thought they would have a heart attack when I proclaimed I would like to try them all on. Seriously, it was like these were their precious little newborns that I was about to snatch them from their playpens!

At this point I truly think they contemplated tossing me out on my ass. One after another I tossed them down off the shelf with the skill of a surgeon in a high-stakes poker game, never missing a suture or a trump card. By the end of an hour I had opened every single box and had them all out on the sales floor stacked in rows of styles and coordinating colors.

Now anyone who has ever shopped in a vintage boutique and seen someone like myself in high-gear, will know that behavior such as this is bound to draw attention and like hyenas to a fresh kill the little fashionestas start to creep out from behind every rack, and crack in every corner of the shop.

They circle me like great white sharks that swam massive oceans drawn by the scent of fresh blood. Could I not just give up one or two little pieces? But wait we are forgetting the urgency, I am in town for two days, I am supposed to be working shooting the OPRAH Show, and instead I am dirty up to my elbows in the dust of some thirty odd years of dead stock Rudi Gernreich fashions.

No, No, I am taking all of it I exclaim again, as I believe I might have gently pushed an advancing hysterical hyena back into their corner, being ever so careful not to allow any of their salacious drool to hit the garments laid out before me.

This was now a time for serious negotiations and these frothing, fighting fashion groupies were truly cramping my style. It was time to wrap these babies up and put them out of sight and out of mind.

Now to make matters worse, the owner of the shop did not want to take a credit card, nor a check, but rather, he wanted either cash, or a certified check. This was serious business as there were well over one hundred pieces in all. So I tied the tightest knots I could muster in the half dozen large garbage bags that now contained my treasures, and assured him I would be back from LA in just five days.

I headed back to my hotel, did not sleep a wink, left the next morning for LA, only to return four days later to shoot the final segment on the show with Oprah herself live in the studio. Now one would think I would have been nervous to shoot the show, but heck no, I was terrified my stash of Rudi Gernreichs might have vanished.

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I swear they could not believe their eyes when I pulled up directly from the airport with all that money! I wish I could say that after I handed the shop owner the money my stress dissipated, heavens no, for now I needed to trust that he would ship everything I just paid for all the way home to me in Los Angeles.

I think those were the longest five weeks of my life. I had just spent a small fortune buying this incredible collection and I drove away with nothing but a handful of pieces that could fit in my carryon suitcases home.The most sturdy suitcases are generally constructed from polymers such as nylon and have a covering that resists gouging and liquid from entering into the interior.

The seams can be glued together or stitched with strong nylon thread. Generally the stitched-together suitcases hold up over time as compared to the glued construction and have a lock or latch.

suitcase template (for a suitcase out of craft paper) What others are saying "matchbox template Me gusta el tamaño" "Below is the template I use for making my matchboxes.

To make the suitcase handle, you gonna need 4 brads, a long piece of paper (3×10”), a small piece of paper (3×4”), a cardboard rectangle (1×4”).

Step Glue the cardboard in the center of the paper.

Paper suitcases

This post may contain affiliate links for your convenience. Read my full disclosure policy here. A suitcase is a form of urbanagricultureinitiative.com is often a somewhat flat, rectangular-shaped bag with rounded square corners, either metal, hard plastic or made of cloth, vinyl or leather that more or less retains its shape.

It has a carrying handle on one side and is used mainly for transporting clothes and other possessions during trips. Elizabeth Mason, The Paper Bag Princess gives an Intimate Interview for LINE MAGAZINE.

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