55 Thousand Dresses

Yes, you did read that title right ;) last Saturday, I had a blast tagging along with Allison Andrews of Fashion Week San Diego to a warehouse in Los Angeles County that is 55 Thousand Dresses. If you’re not sure who or what I am talking about, you need to go their site and read this delightful story about a ballroom dancer who loved his wife SO MUCH that he collected 55,000 dresses for her over a 50-year period . . . now if that ain’t love than I don’t know what is!

55 Thousand Dresses

When I walked through the doors of 55 Thousand Dresses, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. I mean Allison did warn me that it was going to be a bit overwhelming, BUT since [in my best cocky voice] “I am experienced thrift shopper”, I thought I would be more than fine. Boy, was I mistaken! You were right, Allison :) from the moment I set foot into the room, my jaw hit the floor. AND we were only seeing 18 of the 55!!! The rest of the afternoon was spent perusing rack after rack, laughing with girlfriends, and trying on a few of these vintage beauties from this Guinness Book of World Records’ “Largest Collection of Labels.”

55 Thousand Dresses

“There is no excellent beauty, that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.” – Francis Bacon

Can you guess which one I went home with?

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  1. I love how you put this all together – so many dresses in so little time! It was great watching you have so much fun personifying and modeling in front of the camera. Thanks for sharing your adventure – it was a pleasure seeing you at the warehouse.


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