VINTAGE IRISH KNIT SWEATERS...the real deal.

Posted on October 12, 2015 by Stephanie Leggio | 0 Comments

with my mom by my side i took off early last sunday a.m. to search some flea markets and my usual haunts in southern New Hampshire.

since i wasn't bringing a truck, my focus was on vintage clothing and small decorative accessories for the shop.

driving the country road (they call it a highway) that connects keene to nashua, i happened upon one of my favorite stops - a rather large,  junky antique center where i usually find interesting wicker porch furniture for the shop.

about 3/4's of the way through i started to think that we weren't going to be finding much that day. the place looked heavily picked-over, probably from all the tourists coming through for the season. it was about this time that i saw my mother frantically signaling me to come over to something she had found.

as i got closer, i saw she had a big smile on her face.
"you're not going to believe this" she said.

like a gift from the irish-knit heavens, there they were:

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a giant collection of vintage hand-knit irish fisherman sweaters. all sizes and styles: pullovers, boat necks, cardigans, leather buttons, children's sweaters, men's sweaters, ladies' sweaters.

a pile of rich ivory wool LOVELINESS staring at me in the face.

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vintage irish knit sweaters, tarrytown ny, sleepy hollow ny, pretty funny vintage, vintage men's clothing, vintage women's clothing

vintage irish knit sweaters, tarrytown ny, sleepy hollow ny, pretty funny vintage, vintage men's clothing, vintage women's clothing

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well, needless to say, they were priced right and i took most all of them.

since that day, i have been on a mission, locally in new york, to add to this incredible collection.

yesterday, i got my usual email from nordstrom.
they were advertising handmade irish knit sweaters.
they were very nice but certainly not stunning like the ones i had been finding. THE REAL ONES.
and yes, nordstrom's are 10 times the price.

come grab some before i decide to keep them all for myself.

see you at the shop...

~stephanie


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