Entries Tagged as 'Vintage'

Tuesday, July 7th, 2009

The Uniform Project: New Sustainable Style Icon

Last month about seven of my coolest friends pointed me to a site they knew I’d love: The Uniform Project. They were all incredibly right. As an exercise in sustainable fashion, Sheena Matheiken is wearing the same dress every day for a year — the charcoal tunic you see above. In her words: There are [...]

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

Market Publique Launched Today

And appears to be doing quite lovely! It combines all the key features of Ebay with a curated vintage fashion selection. Sellers are screened (anyone can apply) and must “display style and integrity.” And style integrity, no doubt. I hope to use it soon (and will tell you all about it)! Now go: Market Publique [...]

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Inspired By Boy

… by Band of Outsiders. Oversized Knits I’m a huge fan. Off-the-shoulder is back! American Apparel has an entire page’s worth of Oversized tops, including the AA Unisex California Fleece Sweatshirt, $47. Alternative Raw Edge Off Shoulder Tee, $22. Pencil Skirt Larsen Gray and Camilla Norrback have both been designing perfect pencil skirts the past few [...]

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Nous Aimerons Market Publique!

Oh yes, friends, a fabulous new online marketplace for buying and selling vintage wares is coming this March. Meet Market Publique, which will bring together vintage buyers and sellers and foster an online community designed specifically for vintage love. Founders Pamela, Jon and Andrew sound really cool, and I really want to meet them. Their [...]

Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Dialoguing on the REAL socially responsible fashion

I just wrote way too long a comment on another blog to not post it here. This is a preview of some permanent content I’ve been working on for this site, so please — join the conversation. It started with Green Grechen‘s original post, In the News…Throwaway Fashion. Check it out. From me: Hey Grechen! [...]

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Fashion Week Take-away: Say No to Disposable Trends

Lovely piece from Margaret Teich on The Huffington Post titled Refashioning Fashion Week: … French Women dress like eco-fashionistas. Which is to say, they invest in durable pieces that last for many seasons, they mix and match high-end designers like Chanel with thrift store looks, and for the most part stay away from disposable, trend [...]

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008

Vintage Mid-Century Modern Furniture at Lushpad

Imagine the concept of Craigslist, with a dose of Half.com, featuring only Mid-Century Modern furniture for buying and selling (and placing want ads). Imagine Lushpad! Eames chairs for a quarter of full price — it’s like Christmas everyday. Enjoy! Via Daily Candy. (Buying vintage = saving money and global resources!)

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Brand-specific Secondhand

Clothing with a second life. Entering a resale shop knowing exactly what size you wear. Thrift prices for your favorite brand. Um, what’s not to love about this concept? Swedish brand Filippa K has recently opened its own secondhand store, selling exclusively lightly used clothes and accessories of its own brand. Founder Filippa Knuttson says [...]

Wednesday, June 11th, 2008

Upper-trend-echelon: Pirate boots

  Vintage pirate boots are so far beyond being “trendy” right now that I almost hesitated the headline. I meant to write about these babies months ago, and though it’s now hot and summery, they aren’t any less hot than they were in winter and spring. Nevermind the clammy calves; these are worth it. Just [...]

Saturday, May 3rd, 2008

Top Swap-A-Rama

Oh, to live in London! The newest reason (of countless) being that I could do the second-annual Visa Swap this summer. (And no, these words are not sponsored.) Beginning June 21 Londoners can take their unused high-fashion clothing to a temporary shop in Covent Garden where the value of the clothes will be credited in [...]

Sunday, April 27th, 2008

California Vintage

Who knew? American Apparel does vintage! California Vintage by American Apparel sells handpicked pieces from around the world in an eBay store, as well as in stores that also sell new AA merchandise. Five locations have opened, in LA, Berlin (where the sweet images above are from), NYC, Calgary and Mexico City, with more coming [...]

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Urbane renewal

Yes, urbane renewal. The more I looked at the designs in my William Good entry, the less cool they got. And then in SF this weekend, I scoped out WG in person and saw more of the same — an indisputably fantastic concept that’s just not done quite right. The skirts, sweaters and button-downs are [...]

Sunday, December 30th, 2007

Be William Good

Joe Boxer who? Nick Graham, founder of the iconic ’90s undies brand, is back today under yet a new moniker: William Good. As in Goodwill. The new San Francisco-based brand is salvaging Goodwill discards from the area (some take the goods off the floor after 30 days) and creating new designs. As creative director, Graham’s [...]