Monday, November 24, 2014

Mike Benet Dress

I have been doing extremely well shopping thrift stores lately.  Just when I think that every treasure has been picked over and found, I come across fun items like this Mike Benet dress at Goodwill for $12.                    
It is in outstanding condition considering it is most likely from the 60's.  I did find out that the company started in the early 60's but some people have mistaken the dresses for 1950's formal dresses.  

The sequin work is gorgeous and although I had never heard of Benet dresses before, I'm now hooked.  I found a pink one on Ebay that I would buy in a heartbeat if it wasn't $200.  It's hard to go from $12-$200!
So the great news is that old houses are still being cleaned out, collector's downsize at times and the sellers of antique/vintage items retire from the business.    

My BCBGirls pumps look perfect with the dress since they are a yellow with a hint of sparkle. 

10 comments:

  1. Wow! That's lovely! Very unique!

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    1. Thank you. The sequin work is so nice and the color is a very pleasant yellow. I would love to find more like this.
      Have a nice week,
      Stacey

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  2. Oh my gosh!!! What a SCORE!!! It looks fantastic on you. I am so jealous! LOVE!


    bisous
    Suzanne
    http://www.suzannecarillo.com

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    1. Thank you. Yes, it's really nice and my daughter is calling it her future prom dress. We will see if she still likes it when she is a teenager.
      Have a great week,
      Stacey

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  3. Okay so I am screaming over here THAT DRESS THAT DRESS OMG THAT DRESS!

    Wowza! It looks like a million bucks! You look like a million bucks! It fits you perfectly! What a find. Just ... wow...

    xo,cynthia

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    1. Wow, thank you for the big compliment! One of the problems with hitting the jackpot when vintage shopping or for any shopping for that matter, is then I find myself wanting another great find.
      Have a great Thanksgiving,
      Stacey

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  4. What an amazing score! I just knew Suzanne would be all over this! The fabric flaps are such a unique touch. It feels simultaneously retro and futuristic. I'm on such a 60s retro kick right now, and I'm especially loving pieces that remind me of the Jetson's. This dress with that second skirt (or whatever you want to call it) definitely reminds me of the Jetson's. What a gorgeous find. It is lovely on you, Stacey!

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I thought of it as a good Suzanne dress too.
      Now I want to check out the old Jetsons TV show since I have not seen it in years. I have been into the early 60's dresses ever since I started watching the old Bewitched reruns. Since you mentioned the flaps on the dress being futuristic, it would be fun to wear it for Halloween as a sci-fi outfit with an antenna like headpiece and pointed toe go go boots.
      Hope you are having a nice Thanksgiving,
      Stacey

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  5. what a great find! It looks so great on you!

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    1. Thank you so much! I am now a fan of Mike Benet dresses.

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