Winters Past

20th Century Fashion from Deco to Disco

April 12, 2019
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Winters Past: A Look Back

Winters Past has -amazingly- been in business for 20 years! This means clothing that was new when the shop opened is now (technically) vintage. That’s a little bit of a mind bender, isn’t it? Let’s have a look back at … Continue reading

January 28, 2019
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Eighties Ladies

Right now, I’m loving 1980s sweaters. You know them, they’re the ones with extravagant detail and slightly skewed proportions. An 80s pullover is a very fun thing to wear on a grey and chilly day. First up, let’s take a … Continue reading

October 22, 2018
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Mini Midi Maxi: They came, they saw, they did not buy

To paraphrase Freud, sometimes a skirt is just a skirt. Other times, a skirt is way more than a simple garment. Take the midi skirt and how it became a turning point in American consumer culture. First, a little background. … Continue reading

July 22, 2018
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The Secret Life of Clothes: Hippie Shirts

Most of the time when I buy things for the shop, even men’s things, I buy them from women. I rarely get the garments’ backstory from a man’s viewpoint. However, this week, I got a dozen pieces from a man … Continue reading

May 7, 2018
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Dressing Vintage for Dapper Days

The modern era is a casual time. CEOs of major corporations wear jeans and hoodies to work. The lines between athletic attire, sleepwear and everyday clothing have blurred. And yet, people still crave a reason to get dressed up. I … Continue reading

October 31, 2017
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The Secret Life of Clothes, Part 2

Here is the next installment of  a little series I’m writing about the backstory of  vintage pieces in my shop. The phone call that started me on this treasure hunt came from a young couple who had purchased a ramshackle farmhouse, … 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:

June 29, 2015
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Vintage Rules

OK, for today, a little visual inspiration: And a few more thoughts on modern ways of wearing vintage. Customize  Clothes that fit well are much easier to wear.  Take the time to find a good seamstress, or alter clothes yourself to create … Continue reading