Category Archives: “vintage is green”

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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Why I Like Old Things

As a vintage clothing dealer, there are three basic questions that I get asked: How did I become interested in vintage clothing, where do I get my stuff, and (not this directly) how the hell do I know what I’m … 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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Goodwill Tour of New Jersey with Ruby

Ruby was off from school this week and was desperate to get out of town, even if just for the day. I agreed that a road trip was in order, and since we love to thrift shop, I thought it … Continue reading

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Vintage at the Baftas and (not so much) at the Grammys

There’s no question that the Brits are way ahead of us when it comes to embracing sustainable clothing. They’re more responsible, less wasteful and more likely to wear vintage, even for important events. Vintage was all over the red carpet … Continue reading

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Vintage on the Red Carpet at the S.A.G. Awards

The S.A.G Awards always seems like the most fun awards ceremony: actors drinking champagne at their cliquey tables, heaping praise on each other in a mutual admiration frenzy. I imagine how difficult it was to continue to pursue their dream … Continue reading

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Sustainable Dresses at the Golden Globes

So it’s the morning after the Golden Globes, and the Best and Worst Dressed Lists are already available on the internet. We all seem to agree that Angelina and Charlize looked gorgeous, and that Sarah Michelle Gellar and Jessica Biel … Continue reading

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Your Slavery Footprint

Yes, apparently we’ve all got one. By purchasing certain products that are manufactured overseas, or buying agricultural items that are grown in foreign countries, we’re supporting slavery, including child slavery. Take this survey to understand what your personal “slavery footprint” … Continue reading

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