At the same time Yo La Tengo were puttering around the back room of the Spot flipping through our 45′s, another customer was in the front of the shop. She seemed happy to keep to herself, spending time in the book room and gathering up a selection of vintage items. After Ira and Georgia left, she brought her purchases up to the counter and we started to chat. She introduced herself to me, and whaddya know – it was Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs!Karen O is not only utterly delightful, she has great taste. She purchased our favorite hat in the shop – a one-of-a-kind treasure we’d just picked up a couple of weeks earlier. (You can read more about it in our Memorial Day Weekend Estate Sale Finds post.)
Here Karen O holds some of her purchases: the book Avant-Garde British Printmaking, 1914 – 1960 ($30.), and the aforementioned old men’s straw fishing hat with netted top ($22.). We can’t think of a more deserving head!