Why is it that the best old display pieces are never for sale? And why are they always paired with something so totally unrelated to their original purpose?
It is one of the laws of nature that if you run across the perfect vintage shoes for yourself, they will be the wrong size.
Almost every antique mall in the USA has at least one excellent example of Miss Havisham’s wedding dress, stage-ready, rips and all.
Look up, look down, look all around in order to find where the dealers hide their magazines.
Irregular pricing exists. In this case, the brown linen dress was $7 and the frilly organdy apron was $25. Seriously.
And then there are those sellers who have a well defined niche and who stick with what they know. At first their prices seem to be a bit high, but then you realize that everything in the booth is there because the seller carefully chose each item for its quality and condition. Cherish these sellers.