Thursday, October 04, 2007

Vintage Clothing Treasures

So, I discovered this hidden vintage clothing shop in the small town where I'm staying. You know, one of those places that doesn't advertise, and is basically an old door with a hand written sign on it, and is only open a few days a week. Anyhow, once I opened the wooden door I was faced with a huge old staircase that creaked every step of the way up. Who knew what would await me? I honestly didn't think it would be more than a consignment shop with maybe some 70's clothing. After all, I don't remember the sign even saying anything about vintage. When I reached the top, it looked like a huge vintage dressing room from heaven. It was absolutely beautiful, with all the vintage mirrors, draped fabric and antique dressing tables. There was case after case of vintage hats, shoes, and every other type of clothing and accessories you could imagine. It wasn't the typical vintage store, with the racks of vintage clothes lined up. Every item in this place was just displayed so perfectly, and you could tell how much time was put into setting up the shop. Could this be the reason the it's only open 4 days a week? I wouldn't doubt it. Anyhow, half the store was vintage and the other half consignment I think. My only disappointment was that some of the vintage items weren't for sale, and only for display! Why do they do that? If I wanted to go to a museum I would! If they don't want to sell their favorite items, my suggestion would be to price them so high that it would be impossible to sell them!
What I do like though is the 1940's ladies suit jacket I found. Pure class. In perfect condition, black, nice big shoulder pads, and so Lauren Bacall. The best part though? The price, $20.
Oh, and that's my darling Carloe Landis in the photo.

8 comments:

WendyB said...

Love that photo. Great post.

Vintage Bunny said...

It must have been like stumbling into heaven!

Amy said...

oh how divine! I would've had so much fun in a store like that :-)

theredvelvetshoe said...

Hi, I just found your blog and I cannot wait to come back when I have time to read more: don't you love it when you find one of those little places that no one knows about and you find some amazing treat for your vintage wardrobe????
I will be back for more treats!
Michelle

Jennifer said...

I love discovering new places
wish i had a beautiful vintage vanity like that wow!

jungle dream pagoda said...

How exciting!!! I swear I dream(seriously when I'm asleep!) about similar stores and in those dreams the prices are incredible!

kandilovesvintage said...

ahh, i LOVE those dreams!! i have the same exact ones and they're the greatest, except when i wake up im so sad!! because in my dreams everythings like fifty cents a piece!!

kandilovesvintage said...

p.s. pagoda? whats that stand for? im only wondering because i recently tried to research my family tree and i know i have pagodas in my family but i couldnt find anything about them!