Cluttercast: Chinese silk jacket

February 19th, 2009

Like so many other things sold in the US, this jacket was Made in China. But unlike so many other things, this was also bought in China.

It was before China was westernized. I was on a trip to the Far East and we took a one-day trip into China from Hong Kong. I had maybe an hour to spend in a Chinese department store, and I raced through like a crazed woman on a mission. I bought this because it reminded me of the Mao jackets that everyone wore in China.
I don’t think I ever wore the jacket, and I felt very cheated only having that one hour for shopping.  But I figured someday I would return to China  for a longer trip.  I haven’t made it back yet but when I do,  I’ll make sure  to allot way more time for shopping.


(padded silk jacket, bust approximately 35″, hips approximately 36″)

If you would like to have this item, please let me know in a comment. If you know someone else who might like it, I hope you’ll share this and let them know.

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  1. February 19th, 2009 at 09:07 | #1

    I’d love to have your chinese jacket! It’s the most wonderful shade, most of my clothes are blue, and my eyes are dark blue (extra points for color coordination?)! Give it to me & I’ll send a photo.

    Also, I haven’t had a Chinese jacket since a sinophile phase I went through in grade school (jacket, slippers, birthday lunch @ China Row on Cannery Row, making Chinese figurines in ceramics class, reading books set in China …). With your jacket I could relive my youth – how’s that for a reason?!


  2. Frances Merrill
    February 19th, 2009 at 10:11 | #2

    The jacket is beautiful! I have a very special person in my life that would love this! She has just retired from working at the agency I work for and she loves unique things and loves asian things. She is 87yrs. old and at our agency we affectionately call her grandma. :) She also has a couple in japan that she became friends with and they still keep in touch.

    Frances :)


  3. February 19th, 2009 at 21:14 | #3

    I like Cluttercast and hope to join so I can “freecycle” some of my nice clutter to others who might want it or could use it. Does cluttercast replace your “click for clutter” site? My aunt and her knitting/praying group love the yarn you gave me for them and will be sending a photo soon of the prayer shawl they made with it. That was a great way to spread a little positivity out into the universe.


    Vote -1 Reply:

    Erica, I’m so happy to hear from you and look forward to getting a picture from your aunt and her knitting group.
    Cluttercast does replace “Click for Clutter”—I wanted to expand the concept to include other people–like you– who also want to cluttercast. You can do it on your own blog with a link here, or I can post your item. Glad to hear you’re interested—I’ll be starting soon.


  1. February 22nd, 2009 at 14:26 | #1