AAAAAAAAH!!!!! I haven't used one of these manual thingies since the day I took my drivers license - over nine years ago...An automatic car cost three times as much as a manual to rent though, so a manual it became! I got to practice in my ant's car for about 20 minutes before the trip. But that was it! It went better than I thought though! And after all the things that happened to us during the trip, I now feel like a very secure race car driver! But more about that later...
The day after we arrived we went to the retailer to buy a lot of vintage dresses!
When we arrived, we were shown into a huge warehouse, where clothes were collected in piles or in big plastic bags. In this picture you can see vintage fur garments. This is where I found the lovely, short fur cape I wore in yesterday's "Monday's school outfit" post. That one I bought for myself - which I was really glad of later, since the weather in Rouen was a bit colder than the forecast said it would be!
Here is Fanny dealing with the retailer. We were both glad we new how to speak french - more or less (Fanny a lot better than me) - because this guy didn't speak a word of english - like most other people in that town...
Another picture of the place. After some time there we went away with around 150 vintage dresses that will be sold at Kellerman Vintage in Stockholm!
Here you can see Fanny at our hotel, with the clothing bags she bought - happy as a child at Christmas! And for all you non-Swedes - the shop Kellerman Vintage will soon turn into a web shop, so people from all around the world can have the pleasure of shopping there! When we went through all the dresses, and repacked them in our luggage, I made a little pile of dresses I wanted to try on myself. The only one of my favorites that fit my skinny body was a lovely, dark blue dress from the 40s. I bought it from Fanny right there and then!
One day when we were wandering around in Rouen, a French boy stopped us and started talking to us because he liked our style - we were probably the only two vintage dressed people in that whole town! He showed us to the only good vintage shop in Rouen!
They had some really good stuff in that shop! I ended up buying a 50s skirt there, which I'll show you later...
Of course we didn't just by vintage clothes in Rouen - we did some touristing too! But that we will talk about tomorrow!
Here comes a little bonus pic though. This is Fanny and her senile chiwawa Ricco. He is seriously the sweetest dog I have ever met!