I have a thing for Black Crane, but the pieces don’t always work out for me, or suit my style over time (I’ve sold most of the Black Crane I’ve acquired over the years). But I ALWAYS HAVE TO TRY one or two pieces each season because I love them so, and you never know what’s going to stick until you try, right?
Anyway, I had some credits at Garmentory and was going to order these 6397 Shorty jeans anyway (I have them already in a size 29 in a more “dirty” wash) so I added the Black Crane top in to try as well. I loved the color and the shape, but honestly, didn’t have very high hopes for it, given my track record with the brand lately. But I got it, put it on, and wore it all evening from then on.
Leo and I happened to decide to go out to a favorite restaurant that night, and I wore this with my skinny Goldsign jeans and Beek sandals (my husband HATES MY CLOGS). And whether eating or drinking at the bar, I promptly stained my new top. Which I have been doing often lately, for some reason. Ugh. You can’t take me anywhere!!
It’s a small spot, and hopefully will come out with some stain remover, but it got me thinking about stains on garments, and what to do when one just won’t come out. Actually, more than just this got me thinking; I get pieces in to SLOWRE here and there with minor stains and imperfections and I’m torn about what to do with them. I also have things in my own closet with stubborn small stains that I’d love to pass on, but don’t because…stains…
On the one hand, a small stain or dye imperfection isn’t the end of the world and doesn’t affect the wear of the garment, so why not try and sell it as is for a discounted price? On the other…who wants to buy a stained top, or dress?? Do you?
I’ve already decided to try and put a couple of pieces up at deep discounts just to see what the response is, but I’d love to hear your thoughts on this issue. And if you know any amazing stain removal techniques, I’m all ears!!!