I don't know what to say except that every garage sale I've ever been to was wrong. Why have I not been to a garage sale where real life Chanel bags were stacked amongst the tchotkes. I'm going to start really hitting these Brooklyn stoop sales hard.
As amazing as it was to fathom picking things like this up from a sale, it was even more mind-blowing to hear Nylon editor Dani Stahl (I have adored her since she started her "Factory Girl" column) discuss how to spot a fake. I wouldn't have known that the interior is stamped, or that Chanel hardware is gold. Some things to keep in mind when i'm elbowing old ladies next Sunday morning.
Next week the STA crew hits the road to find deals in the Hamptons (if they are to be had). Let me know which item you coveted most in the comments.