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Sophie of Saks

“A woman and her waistline should never be separated.” – Sophie Gimbel “Sophie of Saks” (Sophie Gimbel) was the head designer for the Salon Moderne for forty years. An incredibly talented designer and astute businesswoman, many thought of her as … Continue reading

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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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Cowboy Boots: A Social Experiment

There’s no footwear that epitomizes America like the classic boot originally worn by cattle drivers in the 1860’s in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Influenced by the “vaquero” tradition imported from Spain, boot makers like Justin and Hyer (who still make … 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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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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