Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

November 13, 2017
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Wear Three Brooches

Did you ever notice how many song titles feature the number three? Like these: Gimme Three Steps,Three Cigarettes in an Ashtray and Knock Three Times. I bet you can think of at least three more. Three of anything has a … Continue reading

May 12, 2017
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The Secret Life of Clothes, part 1

In the last post, I wrote about how much I enjoy learning the backstory of vintage treasures. I like knowing who wore a garment and how it relates to their personal history. I also like placing it in the larger context … Continue reading

August 9, 2016
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Why Wear Vintage?

it’s easier than ever to buy new clothing. There’s no longer a need to get off the couch-just point, click and wait 24 hours for the UPS man. Buying vintage is a bit more complicated. Why make the extra effort? … 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:

February 12, 2016
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Dressing Up Downton Style, Part 1

Downton Abbey, how we have loved you! We loved you for the endlessly cheerful Anna and her inexplicable love for the chronically grumpy Mr. Bates. We loved you for the sensible Mrs. Hughes and her late-life relationship with the snobby … Continue reading

January 29, 2016
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Dresses by Decade

This might sound just a little bit geeky, but I kind of love how an entire decade can be summed up in a single dress.  People express the way they see themselves and want to be seen by others in their clothing. … Continue reading

January 7, 2016
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For Your Consideration: Winters Past in Micanopy

Do you remember downtown department stores, years ago? They had that magical, stylish, almost glamorous feel. There was a sense that shopping wasn’t just consumerism, it was an event. I thought about this during the Mad Men episodes in which Don had … Continue reading

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

September 17, 2015
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High Rise Trousers

I’ve talked about the fashion pendulum on this blog before. Right now, it’s swinging toward the high waisted silhouette in pants and jeans. Here are some photos of two great high wiasted eras from the past. First, the forties: then, the … Continue reading