Friday, November 4, 2011

Donnaland in St. Louis

So I have made it to St. Louis! We arrived in town yesterday, me on a flight from JFK and Sam and Courtney coming from western Mass. And today we got straight to work! The Donnaland warehouse is in part of the old Lemp brewery factory that went out of business when prohibition took hold of America. But I'm happy the buildings are still around because it's a really beautiful and creepy place. We spent all day going through big big boxes of vintage, sorting things out, getting rid of stuff that was not up to par, and just messing around. Oh and drinking PBR ;) Today was just the first day of two weeks here working for Donna, and after we get things organized in the boxes, we get to start opening bales! Stuff that has not been seen by human eyeballs for at least 35 years! Now, below enjoy some instagram photo taken by all three of us today, we did a whole lot of that too, hah!

Tons and TONS of unopened bales of clothing that have been that way since at least the early 70s. And here I am with the my two lovely friends and partners in vintage diggin' Sam and Courtney.
Sorting a big box of corduroy in my sweet new "rosie the riveter" jumpsuit from Beacon's Closet. And can you spot me in this mess?
Sam on one of our "dress breaks" since we get to take stuff home with us too :) And me, being happy
Lemp Brewery. And there is an example of a bale of leather and fur coats.
Courtney, hard at work! And me, scaling mountains.


Georgia Rose said...

Omg, this basically looks like my dream job. I am beyond envious, I just want to dive into all of that (filthy and musty no doubt) vintage. You MUST post more photos!

rae said...

wow that honestly looks like so much fun. lucky girl :)

<3 rae

LUU H. said...

it so sad that people just throw away beuatiful clothes, but hey, a win situation for us!

AnnaBananaCupcake said...

Wowza. I can't wait to see what kind of treasures you pull from this magical place.

Anonymous said...

THAT LOOKS FUN! can't wait to see more photos :)

Phara said...

Wow, this is like a dream to me, would love to do that! have fun!

Katie-Louise Ford said...

This is amazing, I can't believe places like this exist! Can't wait to see your loot. That outfit is so perfect hehe.



wow this looks like so much fun, it reminds me of when I use to go to the "rag ward" in Phoenix, basically a goodwill by the pound, I use to find some crazy stuff there for so cheap. But this place your at sounds like a gold mine, I can't wait to see what you find!


sadie said...

fab fab fab!

Ashley Ording said...

So so amazing... I wish I could be there with you girls. I can't wait to see what you find in all that craziness!!

Meg said...

It looks like it was so much fun!!

Sarah Dee said...

How can one get in on this gig?? ;)

<3 Sarah

lauren said...

uuuuummmmm, can i go there? looks like i need to go there!