Some people say the hallmark of a great retail store is quality merch at good prices. Others like to see a wide selection of goods. Me? I like to see an animal. Store cats, dogs, gerbils, fish, wombats, whatever -- they all make my shopping experience better. I like knowing some friendly fauna are around to give a place a little personality. And East Dallas vintage haven Dolly Python has got it all: good deals, an amazing inventory and two of the best-looking dogs around. Lucy, a heck of a Lab, and Frito, an excitable little brindle chihuahua-mix, have frequently helped me in making key vintage shopping decisions. So it's only fair that I help them out.
Animal lover, fashionista and local-music champion Amanda Newman sends this news in an email today: Lucy needs some serious knee surgery, and anybody who's ever been on the receiving end of a vet bill knows that mess ain't cheap. So Dolly Python owner Gretchen is having a big damned yard sale this Saturday to help pay for Lucy's surgery. This is where you come in: Cool but unwanted goods are now being accepted by donation for the sale. Drop-offs can be made at 1916 N. Haskell.
What if you don't have any kitschy swag to give away? Worry not. Newman is donating 10 percent of the door proceeds from her Thursday's Club Dada show featuring Travis Hopper, American Aquarium and J.D. Whittenburg to Lucy's surgical fund.
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On Saturday, the yard sale starts at 8 a.m., and I'd suggest getting there early for the good stuff. Word on the street is that Pinky Diablo's bringing in a trailer full of absolute necessities to sell for the cause. --Andrea Grimes