You already know shopping in thrift stores, vintage shops, and consignment stores are essential for a timeless, untraceable and environmentally friendly wardrobe, but did you know it is also a fabulous way to pick up items you neglected to buy when you had the chance? Last week I popped into a resale shop and discovered the Vena Cava GAP dress I wanted to buy over a year ago. I had actually wrote about it for V-Style, but failed to purchase it. I wasn't mourning the missed opportunity, but I was esctatic when I spied that familiar black design on the khaki material in the crowded racks of the Buffalo Exchange Pacific Beach. It's comfortable, stylish, doesn't need a bra and works beautifully for client sessions.