Winters Past Vintage in Micanopy, Florida

Featuring the Best of 20th Century Fashion

March 31, 2016
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Fifties Fashion from the Film Carol

I love a movie where the clothing is an integral feature, almost like another character.  In the film Carol, which is set in 1952, the costumes are very much a part of the story. The era portrayed here still looks much like the forties, … Continue reading

February 26, 2016
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What’s New at Winters Past

I’ve been rearranging and changing things up a bit at the shop, and I’m pretty pleased with how it’s looking. I’m always trying to make displays more interesting and visually appealing but not overwhelming. Here’s a glimpse:

December 11, 2015
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Winters Past, Moving to Micanopy

Exciting news: Winters Past is moving to Micanopy! We’ll be in our current location through Christmas, then we’re packing up the rhinestones and heading north on 441 to our new location in the former O. Brisky’s bookstore. It’s 116 NE … Continue reading

May 7, 2015
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Vintage Sizes

Here is a question I am asked quite often: How can you tell what your “vintage size” is? OK, deep breath, here goes: The size of a vintage garment pre-1980s is roughly 6 dress sizes larger than the same dress in … Continue reading

May 6, 2015
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Watch This

Rock bands of the seventies sure wrote a lot of songs about time. The bard  Steve Miller comments: Time keeps on slippin’, slippin’, slippin’ Into the future Pink Floyd depressingly ruminates: Ticking away the moments that make up a dull day … Continue reading

May 4, 2015
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Hair Styles by Era

As I’m thinking about vintage clothing, it’s interesting to picture the hairstyles that were worn with them in each decade. Here are some of the iconic hairstyles of the 20th century that have names, listed in roughly chronological order: The Bob: Finger Waves: … Continue reading

May 1, 2015
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Wearing Vintage, Looking Modern

I really like the photos I’m seeing of vintage items looking very current, like these: This image from the website Kendi Everyday shows a vintage shirtdress (probably shortened), worn belted:

April 30, 2015
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Vintage Prom Dresses

Does the phrase “vintage prom dress” make you think of Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink? Or maybe these cute Tavi Gevenson/ Rookie   girls: Good images, these, but here’s another option: wearing vintage in a very modern way. I like the look … Continue reading

April 29, 2015
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A Glimpse of Stocking

Yesterday I got a small package in the mail at the shop. It was postmarked Ocala, just 15 minutes away. Inside were these beautiful unworn vintage silk stockings. Lovely.

April 28, 2015
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Vintage Color Photos

Because of the way old photos look, we think of the past in muted sepia tones. We picture the people in awkward poses, smiling stiffly. Here are color photos that shake up that image of the past. They are rare color … Continue reading