Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Stina's Vintage Store

Some new, amazing items up in Stina's Vintage Store ...

32 comments:

  1. May I ask why you buy things worth thousands of $ and only use them like one, two or three times...?

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    1. Because I have a lot of a lot and get tired easily of things nowadays. It's bad for me, but good for you! Often it's also due to my life as a mother with two small children, some things are just too unpractical.

      best,
      stina

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    2. Yes, so if you have "a lot a lot" and get easily tired, why do you constantly buy more and more? You own LV, Chanel and other bags in every possible colour. And they indeed cost thousands. True, you can always say that it's none of anybody's business what you do with your money, but still people are allowed to have opinion. And I think this is immoral - spending basically for the sake of spending, because you neither use nor need all this stuff. Surprisingly thoughtless consumptionism for a person who thinks so much about life and its sense.

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    3. We all have something, don't we? This is not a perfect side of me, but I've always been like this and I know it can sound contradictive to my personal view and thoughts about life in general, but that's what makes the human brain hard to understand. we do not always make sense. Nor to others, nor to ourselves.

      Best,
      stina

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  2. Que manía con juzgar a stina de si tiene o no tiene mas compras,este es su blog y creo que ella puede hacer lo que quiera con sus cosas.vive y deja vivir ANONIMO.

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    1. La envidia sueca!!!

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    2. Gracias querida Isabel, la buena cosa es que cada uno puede escoger de hacer lo que se le apetece, pero entiendo que eso puede morder algunos.

      Abrazos,
      stina

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  3. Well, good at least that you see it. And lucky you that you have means to indulge yourself. Ordinary mortals have to ask themselves: "Do I really need this item?". You don't really have to, but it can be a good practice of strong will. This virtue you definitely have in many other areas, because you're a strong person.
    Best,
    Eve

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    1. Eve, I do it all the time. I don't shop that often (more then the average though, for sure) and No, I can't buy whatever I want. I wait, save, think though it and If i can, I buy it. Sometimes I get a gift from M, but not very often. We have bought a big house, have two children, a LOT of costs and my man is the only one with an income. I use my saved money for things I want, if I really want them.
      I know we are more privileged that many, but we are not super rich.

      To sell things that is not being used is much better then to just keep them. Some other woman can take great pleasure and I feel better since someone else gives the bag/garment the attention needed.

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  4. Ohlala, Stina does what she wants and most of you ladies have the luck to enjoy of items almost new
    for good prices!
    Uta

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    1. @ Uta - It's never nice to benefit from other peoples misfortune, even though the once benefitting are the only once thinking it's initially a misfortune.

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    2. Thank you Uta, you see the point totally!

      Anonymous - I'm not benefiting of less fortune? That's very narrow and weirdly put??

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  5. Agree with Uta.It is the blog of Stina, it is HER SPACE.so ladies, if you dislike/despise/envy/are jealous
    well, GO TO ANOTHER BLOG! so simple.Stina is well too kind to reply to you.Cath

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    1. Please, don't exaggerate. It's Stina's space, but since she decides to share her life like this in the open, she must be prepared for criticism. And the fact that she answers proves that she is, while those advocates always present here demand that everybody only loves what they see. Sorry, you need to wake up and realize the reality of the world you live in. Furthermore, can you, people, not distinguish between rude or nosy comments and constructive criticism, which has been given here? This is short-sighted and narrow-minded and only shows that a huge group of people has been "raised" by our polititians to accept and obey social inequalities and unfairness without any deeper reflection. It's not Stina's fault that the contemporary world is so terribly unegalitarian, but everybody can make a decision to actively contribute or not to this unfairness. But Stina's shopping habbits are just a small part of a bigger context - personally I think that we should begin with the prices of luxury goods, which are immoral as well. Recently I saw a beach sarong from Pucci for almost 1000 €. Some people have to live on this money all month, while rich women just buy and throw it away after one season. Without even thinking that big fashion desiners simply rip them off knowing that some individuals are prepared to pay any money just to mark their status. So they pay these immoral prices and contribute to the craizer and crazier character of this world. Are you surprised that such attitudes can raise criticism...? But what does it have in common with hatred or jealousy? I don't know. Sure, I would like to have a Chanel bag, like most of other women, probably. But to have several? Plus zillions of other handbags, many of them just for one or two occassions? Sorry, for me this is not a reason to be jealous. It's a reason to be truly surprised. That's it and nothing above that.
      Eve

      P.S. "Go to another blog"? Now that's sooooo polite.....! :D

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    2. Well written Eve.

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    3. Eve - My God, my stay at home mother brain with three years of lacking sleep ... I'll try to sound like Stina four years back when my brain was still quick, vivid, intelligent and rap!

      I totally agree with you in the fact that the luxury business has taking things to an even more ridiculous level since there's nowadays i very common in many peoples life to take part of this designer world that for a twenty years back was far more exclusive and hard to get your hands on. Often for the fact that the big designer store only where located in the worlds bigger cities. Now they're everywhere and people see this type of consumptions as a normal way of acting. That's maybe where the whole problem lays, our glasses is not there anymore and with blogs, Instagram, magazine constantly feeding us with looks, Streetstyle, outftis, brands, designer and new items - no wonder we are a little lost!?

      My first Chanel bag I got when I was 21 years or so, after saving for a long time! It was unique and even in Stockholm, most people hardly recognised the brand.

      In these days, every second woman wears expensive designer bags and items and for the brands to be more luxurious, to be able to keep the really wealthy who doesn't want to wear what everyone else is wearing, they raise the price not seldom 100 precent in five years. Chanel, Hermés, Burberry is just some of the brands ...

      Point is: It's a weird world and consumption can be reflected and analysed as one of the most unbalanced part of them. One really need to think about why they buy things and what they buy. A more expensive designer item, made in Italy can be far better for the world then ten garments from H&M. Some buy a lot cheap, some buy few expensive and some buy it all. We can only stand up for our own choices and the way we decide to walk through this life. But self reflection is always good and we must always remember that we are often blessed and many people live less fortune lives then us. A Pucci towel for 1000Eruro is ridiculous even in my eyes, but a coat that I will cherish and wear forever, or sell when I got bored, is not in my eyes. It's an investment and the girl who buys things from me can later resell them if she wants to for often a very good price. Try to do that with a sweater from Zara? They have no real value if you understand what I mean. So expensive consumption is in one way better, more world and earth friendly since it's more often kept, treasured and sold when not being used, or given away.

      Why we sometimes need many of something is just our need to collect things we like. My son loves snails and collects them in our garden, he collects small cars and my mother in law collects Hermés scarfs. She collected them all through her life, what's wrong with that?

      We are not born equal, neither are we suppose to all live the same and unfortunately that's reality.We can only take responsibility for our own life.

      Best,
      stina

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  6. I agree with you Eve!

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  7. "you neither use nor need all this stuff. Surprisingly thoughtless consumptionism" But just a reflection to that, because I find this topic interesting. Does not most people buy things they do not need? Some buy more and others less. (And yes I am aware that there is a small percentage that really need to struggle to make ends meet, but generally speaking). Even if you buy it at H&M or a thrift shop, most people buy things because they like something and not only because they really need the things they buy. It is a long time ago (in our part of the world) since people only had one pair of shoes (if any) and turned their coats inside out to be able to wear it one more winter. Or is it worse to buy a lot of more expensive things, then buying a lot of inexpensive things (that you throw away when it is worn)? Or should we go back to only owning exactly what we need and nothing else, never change furniture, never buy flowers, never spend because it makes you happy to buy something nice? I do not really think that is an option, or would help anyone who has it worse off, to stop consuming. I agree that many things are ridiculously priced and we live in a consumption society that in many ways is crazy, but still it is a big part of our global economy. I think it is worse that many people judge others mainly after what they wear and how they look, and that a lot of people spend over their assets for different reasons. But as long as you can afford what you buy, I do not see a problem?
    And I really enjoy watching all your fabulous clothes and bags, Stina, so I hope you will never stop showing us how you dress etc. Just to bad that I am not a size 36, then I would spend all my money in your vintage store buying all those goodies. So I am probably more surprised that you want to part with all amazing things, then that you have bought them :-))//Laila

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    1. You're absolutely right, Laila, this is a big problem of the Western world in general. But what brands such as H&M and Zara prey on is common people's wish to have the same as the rich ones. This is why obvious knock-offs of big designers go through - they speed up trend cycles and trigger newer and newer styles all the time. And since we are being bombarded with commercials and "good advice" on how we should look, more more of us, ordinary mortals, aspire to have the same as the richest people. We chase second-hand LV on eBay and we accept this luxury for masses such as Michael Kors or Marc Jacobs. We all aspire nowadays, at least by getting an iPhone case with some known logotype,mif we can't get more. But still we all WANT to have more and more. True, but we are taking about a larger scale. However, when it comes to the individual scale, a person who mindlessly buys tones of cheap fashion is just not very wise and contributes to the worse and worse condition of our planet. But such person's choices do not have so much social outcomes, while rich people's extravagant shopping habbits bring to mind what I said in my previous post - social inequalities and unfairness. And the nowadays scale of this unfairness is a threat to our democracy. That's the difference.

      Anyway, in this particular case it is great that Stina chooses to "recycle" and thin her wardrobe slightly. And don't get me wrong - I also enjoy looking at her great clothes and nice style, even though I don't fully like everything she wears. I like the clothes, the beautiful pictures and the whiff of the glamorous world oozing from the blog. But still I often just can't help my jaw dropping at the sight of yet another costly bag or pair of shoes, which are later hadly ever worn.
      Eve

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    2. Sorry girls, didn't see your comments before I wrote my long answer. You sort of summed it up! thank you!

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  8. Eve : of course the world is unfair and particularly at this war period, but if you travel you will see exactly the same things everywhere (Chinese, Arabs, Russian) and people like Stina and myself bu do not mix up politicals ideas into this blog which is pertinent and made with intelligence. And dont think that Stina makes money with people who cannot afford these items . These ladies are happy to have a luxuous item for less which they cannot afford them otherwise.
    In anyway Eve if some readers tell you to go to see another blog which is more convenient for your ideas, may be it's not wrong and leave our Stina with her wonderful blog which please to us.
    Thanks in advance.
    Uta

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    1. First of all, Uta, I NEVER said anything about Stina's making money on people. On the contrary, I think it's really nice that she wants to share things she doesn't need instead of letting them gather dust. And nobody requires her to give things for free. Secondly, personally I think that it's good that sometimes more serious discussions emerge on this blog and not only applauding of the styles and handbags. That means that we use our brains not only for choosing a suitable outfit. And finally, please, don't continue with this drama, ladies. Stina is not going to change her blog or her life because of some critical opinions. She's stronger than that.
      Best,
      Eve

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    2. Hello Eve! I was just wondering: are you working to sustain yourself?or perhaps are you lucky enough to have your whole daytime to browse the blogs and being surprised at their -sometimes- inconsistency?All the best .Cath

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    3. And didn't it enter your head, dear Cath, that I may be off because it's Summer...? Or maybe I'm ill and on a sick leave? Old and retired? A student who has long holidays? You should just stop making these ridiculous comments....Eve

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    4. Ok GIRLS! WOMEN! Take a chill pill now and let's just end it here. We all said our points and this is a subject with no right or wrongs, just personal opinions. We all see the world through our own eyes and therefor our views and beliefs are different form each other.

      I'm grateful to have all of you loyal, intelligent, kind, supportive, defensive, fascination readers and I think we can all learn buy our different ways of approaching life and what others think.

      Good Night!
      stina

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  9. Thanks Eve good conclusion
    Uta

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    1. @ Uta - Why are you so defensive towards constructive critisism and other peoples opinions? Dont you like serious discussions? Or your prefer blind praising?

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  10. "Stina is not going to change her blog or her life because of some critical opinions"It is not critical opinion but just selfish and arrogant remarks from a "lady" who tries to raise some issue about the world going!.While writiing , this "lady" very comforably seats in her chair, in a very peaceful house or appartment in a safe district( no bomb,no violence, no lack of infrastructure, etc), and appenrently she does not starve.
    We would say that humility and humbleness are the 2 components that are missing to make her "point" a point.Who do think some people are to give some moral lessons, with psychological content?Does this "lady" have any psychological contradiction on her own?Any paradoxical habits perhaps too?Any flaw that her surrounding and perhaps herself are confused about.
    Again, humility and humbleness "lady".Thank you.

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    1. No, I'm perfect and have no flaws at all! :D Sorry, ladies, but you become like soldiers willing to give lives for their country under threat. No use to discuss with such. So I'm not going to say anything more. You just continue to love each other and pretend the world is perfect. Good for you! Eve

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    2. Shame on you to make all those statements based on guessing. Eve bases her opinions on facts, ex about consumerism and you base your opinions on...yes, what? Wake up from your double standard.

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    3. I think Uta, Eve, Cath and the other women ended this discussion very nicely with understanding toward eachother so let's leave it like that please!

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    4. You're a clever and classy woman, Stina! Chapeau bas! Thanks for your understanding gor versatile views!
      Best,
      Eve

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