Category Archives: vintage clothing

Vintage at the SAG Awards

After two slip-ups (at the Emmys, in poorly-fitting Louis Vuitton, and at the Golden Globes, in gold Alexander Vauthier) Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”) finally got it right in her sleek “vintage” Chado Ralph Rucci gown. The press went crazy over … Continue reading

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Just Say No To “Fast Fashion”

Elizabeth L. Cline’s book, “Overdressed,” is a fascinating look at the impact that “fast fashion” has on the economy, the environment and on us. The way clothing is manufactured, marketed and disposed of has completely changed in the past 20 … Continue reading

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Shame on Ralph Lauren, the US Congress and Us, Too

Ralph Lauren, who was awarded the contract to design and manufacture the opening ceremony uniforms for the US Olympic team, admitted last week that the uniforms were made entirely in China. The announcement was a surprise to oblivious, seemingly naive … Continue reading

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In Honor of Earth Day, 12 Easy Tips to Help the Environment

Today, Earth Day, is a great day to make a commitment to do as many things as you can to help our environment! And nearly all of these suggestions will save you money as well. Start by doing one or … Continue reading

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Vintage Trawlin’ in N’awlins

Ruby and I visited New Orleans this past weekend to check out Tulane, her first choice school, and of course no visit to any city is complete without scoping out the vintage clothing stores and thrift shops. Here’s my review: … Continue reading

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“Where Do You Get Your Stuff?”

The most common question customers ask me is, “Where do you get your stuff?” The brazen nature of the question (do customers really expect me to give away my sources?) always irritates me, so depending on my state of mind … Continue reading

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Sustainable Gowns (and Tuxes) at the Oscars

The 84th Annual Academy Awards were last night, and I’m surprised to report that Natalie Portman was the only actress who wore vintage: she looked stunning in a 1954 red Dior gown. But even though I was disappointed that there … Continue reading

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