Yay! I’ve Got a Vintage Playtex Rubber Girdle!
I read somewhere that “luck is where opportunity meets preparation,” and I think that’s just as true in the lingerie world as anywhere else.
Just before leaving Georgia, I discovered what may be the most stereotypical piece of vintage lingerie ever invented…the Playtex rubber girdle. My interest in an item is directly related to its eccentricity, so immediately I decided I had to have one.
The only catch? Every Playtex rubber girdle I found cost into the hundreds of dollars. I’m talking $549 at Dollhouse Bettie, $265 at Stocking Showcase, even E-bay was auctioning one for $354.99 at last glance. We’re in a recession; all those were simply out my price range.
Undiscouraged, I kept looking and looking and finally hit paydirt in the place nobody ever remembers–Etsy. There, I found a vintage Playtex rubber girdle, complete with its original packaging for only $139.00. I bought it straightaway, and it fits like a dream (for the extra curious, I wore the girdle with these vintage Victory Lace stockings).
There’s no point to this story really, other than that it feels good when all that research pays off in me getting what I want. :-)