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20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

January 11, 2018
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The Secret Life of Clothes, Part 4

When customers come into the shop and see  a garment like this, a purple velvet evening romper with a matching metallic beaded robe, they ask Where do you get  these clothes ? Here goes another installment in which I tell a … Continue reading

September 1, 2017
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Ladies, Wear a Vintage Men’s Fedora

Today, I give you the next installment in our series on how to wear a vintage hat without feeling like a total dork, and not a moment too soon. Get ready, because we’re taking back the fedora. You know that … Continue reading

August 6, 2017
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Wear a Scarf like Grace Kelly

Want a touch of retro glamor in about 10 seconds flat? Emulate Grace Kelly in a headscarf  and you, too, can look like movie star in the south of France even when you’re heading to Publix to pick up a … Continue reading

July 8, 2017
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How About a Vintage Clutch Bag for Daytime?

The world is an anxiety provoking place. People (and by that I mean me) seem a bit on edge lately. It’s calming to focus on enjoying some small, pleasing things that are within our control. This thought process led me … Continue reading

October 16, 2016
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How to Wear a Vintage Pillbox Hat

Now that you’ve mastered the beret, it’s time to move on to the second most wearable hat on the planet: the pillbox.  A nice pillbox is really no scarier than a  beret.  It’s very classic in a true-to-vintage way,  but it’s also … Continue reading

October 5, 2016
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Why a Beret is the Perfect Starter Hat

You know the concept of a starter house? Like, a first time home buyer looks for a simple way to ease into home ownership. They’re looking for something manageable- a cottage or a townhouse or a bungalow. I have a friend … Continue reading

May 13, 2016
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Vintage Hat Score

There is a funny sense of symmetry at work in the world.  As a shopkeeper, I believe there is some sort of law of retail balance involved. Say you have a bracelet in your shop. Lets suppose it has golden … Continue reading