Wednesday, December 31, 2014

last shop preview of 2014 + happy new year!

It's the very last shop preview of 2014.  Here's to a happy, healthy, and beautiful new year, full of fantastic vintage finds!

The first dress is already in the shop, and all the other items will begin appearing later today.

1950s No Angel black crepe and chiffon dress (in the shop).

1970s taupe wool women's pea coat, by Mackintosh of New England.

1950s flower embroidered charcoal gray wool dress, by Jerry Gilden.

1950s Cerulean Emba Natural Blue Mutation Mink wrap.

Deadstock 1970s satin and velvet maxi dress, by Toni Todd.

1950s wool coat with fur collar, by Forstmann.

1950s pale peach ribbon knit dress, by Westover.

1960s bright hand knit fair isle cardigan.

1970s cowl neck dress with floral border print.

1980s oversize cats sweater.

1950s black accordion pleat skirt and jacket set, by Leslie Fay.

1970s black and gray wool skirt.

1970s bohemian cotton Krist Gudnason dress.


Thursday, December 18, 2014

shop preview: 1930s daisies, a cheetah print, and a girl on a bicycle

1930s daisies + excellent sweaters + a red dress set with a touch of the wild = a small but eye-catching shop preview!  These items will be arriving in the shop starting today.

1930s daisy embroidered tulle dress.

1970s snowflake sweater.

1960s mod black and white striped dress.

Deadstock 1980s girl on a bicycle sweater.  (Note her three-dimensional yarn pigtail!)

1950s red dress and jacket set, with cheetah print lining and scarf.

1960s red and white checkerboard stripe hand knit ski sweater.


Wednesday, December 17, 2014

shop accessories preview: 1940s heels, kidskin gloves, and cool shades

A swell selection of leather gloves, beaded and satin bags, cool sunglasses, and shoes ranging from casual sneakers to fancy heels--all on its way to to the shop, starting today!

Green and red Christmas Converse, made in USA.

1950s black patent stiletto heels.

1950s brown penny loafers with white contrast stitching, Chippewa Chief by Mason Shoe Co.

1980s tan and white spectator flats, by Connie.

1940s black suede peeptoe and eyelet heels.

1940s black fabric purse with brass handle, by Koret.

1920s floral beaded round bag, made in Belgium.

1960s beaded purse.

1950s black satin purse with crystal clasp.

1950s black leather gloves with floral ribbon cuffs, by Capretto.

1940s suede finish kid leather opera gloves.

1940s brown leather gloves with button decorations.

1950s cat eye Cool Ray Polaroid sunglasses.

1950s black and gold sunglasses with green lenses.

Brass cross country skiing belt buckle.


Monday, December 15, 2014

shop preview: red plaid, cashmere & mink, and sparkling silver

We took off on a buying trip last week (a great one--lots of good stuff coming to the shop!), so it's been a little quiet around here.  Thus, this is a smaller than usual preview, but it's still packed with beauties:  a 1940s faille dress and jacket set, the cutest little snow bunny cape, and a gorgeous cashmere and mink sweater.  All items begin arriving in the shop starting today!

1940s Le Rouge faille dress and jacket set with passementerie trim.

1950s red and green plaid top with bow at neck.

1960s silver lamé brocade dress with bow at waist.

1960s white faux fur capelet.

1960s mod abstract primitive print dress.

1950s cashmere cardigan with mink collar and crescent moon waist clasp made of rhinestones, by Hadley.


Monday, December 8, 2014

i spy: a Finnish writer, a rainy Paris, amazing Poiret

Just a single small collection of lovely inspiration from November as we plunge into the holiday season.  Autumn always feels way too short to me (especially so when it's been as wintry-weathered as ours has been).  I love this Edouard Cortes painting, which has a November feeling to me; it looks like a rainy late afternoon, or perhaps the rain has just ended.  I wouldn't mind strolling along that street, and I certainly wouldn't mind wearing that Poiret dress, which is just perfection.  

My mom bought me Tove Jansson's Moomintroll books when I was a child, and I have always loved them . . . . as I love this photo of her in a flower crown!

clockwise, starting at upper left:
*Finnish writer Tove Jansson, photo by Hans Gedda, 1967. | Wikimedia Commons
*Quay du Louvre, Edouard Cortes, ca. 1925. | WikiArt
*page with flyleaf from a 1902 edition of The Raven, by Edgar Allan Poe. | The Two Germanys
*Mushroom picking, Swiss postcard. | The Two Germanys
*Brique day dress, by Paul Poiret, 1924. | V&A


Thursday, December 4, 2014

shop preview: menswear from the 1940s-1960s

We're very pleased to be able to bring you another swell little collection of vintage menswear from the 1940s-1960s, just in time for the holidays!  (Though that reindeer sweater is quite small, and may work just as well for a woman.)

All items begin arriving in the shop starting today.

1940s wool reindeer argyle sweater.

1960s red and black shadow plaid Pendleton shirt.

1950s tan atomic tweed jacket, by Robert Hall.

1950s brown and sky blue houndstooth jacket.

1950s gray flannel suit, by Kuppenheimer.

1940s plaid wool double breasted coat.


Wednesday, December 3, 2014

shop preview: black velvet, ice blue tulle, Pringle cashmere

Big thanks to everyone who shopped our sale last week--you have helped to (officially!) make 2014 our best year ever!  This really does mean so much to Andy and me.  There's a lot of competition out there in the land of vintage, and it really says a lot that you continue to shop with us. We feel really lucky and pleased to be able to do this for a living--and it's all because of you!

What's coming to the shop this week?  Black velvet and ice blue tulle, some ski lodge-cozy sweaters, great mod prints, and more beaded Pringle cashmere!  All items begin arriving in the shop today.

1950s black velvet Night City dress with faceted glass buttons, by Alper-Schwartz.

1950s Alpine ski lodge cardigan, from Maison Steffy of Switzerland.

1960s High Line floral paisley maxi dress, by Futura Couture of New York.

1950s black beaded cashmere cardigan, by Pringle.

1950s Ice Princess party dress.

1940s light brown tweed swing coat.

1960s black and white Bricolage dress with matching scarf.

Blue and white wool reindeer cardigan.

1950s tan gingham dress with ruffles on the bodice, by Jerry Gilden.

1960s mod tartan mini kilt, by Four Corners.

1960s mosaic print shirt dress, by George Small New York.

1970s glen plaid wool women's jacket, by John Meyer.



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