Winters Past Vintage in Micanopy, Florida

Featuring the Best of 20th Century Fashion

November 2, 2016
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Vintage Fashion’s Rock and Roll Roots

Here is a question for you: when did people start to wear vintage clothes as a fashion choice? As far as I can tell, it was in London in 1965. when musicians started shopping the Portobello Rd flea market for exotic, romantic older … Continue reading

September 8, 2016
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Wear an 80’s Blazer

It was hot and humid here in Florida until two days ago when it dipped down into the 70’s. That’s not exactly crisp autumn weather,  but apparently my customers are optimistically looking forward to cooler days ahead. People are starting to ask  for … Continue reading

August 4, 2016
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Vintage Clip Earrings

Before the 1970’s, most American women didn’t have pierced ears. Consequently, most of the vintage earnings I have are non-pierced. Here is a little secret: clip earrings from the 50’s to the 80’s are amazing!  I have a ton of them … 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

January 13, 2016
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Fashion Basics, French Style

For a complex constellation of reasons, French ladies have that whole  cool girl, classic-meets-quirky style thing down. So in this era of lists, I give you this simplified approach to French style: the Magnificent Seven basics that define one kind of … Continue reading

February 2, 2015
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A Brief History of Oscar Dresses

What event inspires women to wear the least practical, the pouffiest, the most froufrou of all frocks, not counting a royal wedding? Its the Academy Awards! But apparently, this is a more recent concept-some of the early dresses are more … Continue reading

January 30, 2015
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Bette Davis Eyes

I re-watched the wonderful 1950 movie All About Eve last night. I just love the mature, bitchy, mesmerizing Bette Davis as Margo Chandler. And, eww, that simpering sycophant character Eve, creepily played by Anne Baxter, who schemes to take over Margo’s career and … Continue reading

January 29, 2015
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Is it Bakelite?

Bakelite bangles. They’re a pretty (and pretty collectible) type of vintage jewelry. How do you know it’s the real thing? Get used to handling some bakelite to get a sense of what you’re aiming for. That way, you can develop your senses and … Continue reading

January 21, 2015
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Why I Love Vintage, part 1

Why wear vintage? Meg over at the blog princess lasertron answers that question: It feels wonderful to own something unique. The joy of finding something you know you aren’t going to see anywhere else wearing will never go away for lovers … Continue reading