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Go “Thrifting” In Your Mom’s Closet

I loooove getting a bargain! I also loooove to take myself on mini-shopping sprees. But this year has been a bit of a financial doozy, and I forced myself to examine my shopping practices. Gone are the days when I’d drop hundreds of dollars at Gilt Groupe a few times a week. Instead, my equally-shopping-addicted friend and I made a pact — we wouldn’t spend more than $20 on a single item. And that also meant we couldn’t go shopping and buy five items for $20 each — I wasn’t falling into that $100 loophole, either. Keep reading »

Fashion Flashback: This Dog Has Excellent Taste In Shoes

This photo from a 1944 issue of McCall’s magazine has me torn: do I yearn more for the vintage patent leather pumps and ornate t-straps, or the adorable terrier who seems to share my taste in shoes? Keep reading »

Fashion Flashback: Swinging London

These teens hanging out in London in 1969 so perfectly illustrate the big trends of the time: bright stripes, slim suits, impossibly over-sized sunglasses, berets, and Paul McCartney haircuts. And check out the girl in the background rocking a striped men’s tie and plaid miniskirt. Be still, my vintage-loving heart! Keep reading »

What Would Dolly Wear?


Vintage video of ’70s Dolly Parton taking you on a tour of her wigs and wardrobe. The cup fairy of country music strikes a pose as she models all her hottest looks. Oh the irresistible eleganza! Some days you have to say, “Screw it, bossman. I have four minutes on a Monday morning to get my mind blown with glamour!” [WOW Report] Keep reading »

Which Decade Would You Want To Represent?

Lily Allen has announced that she’s abandoning her music career, a least for a bit, to launch a vintage clothing fashion venture. “Lucy in Disguise,” as it will be called, will launch this August at Vintage at Goodwood, a new music and fashion festival in England. Here, she and some friends show off styles spanning from the 1940s to the 1980s. [2/25/10, West Sussex, Telegraph] Keep reading »

Could You Be Sitting On A Fashion Gold Mine?

The one upside to being a clothes hoarder is that you might keep stuff around for so long that it’s come in and out of fashion and is subsequently worth bank in value. So if you happen to have a pair of Nikes from your childhood, listen up: Vintage Air Jordans from the ’80s are now collectors’ items and can fetch anywhere from a couple hundred bucks to thousands of dollars at auctions, depending on the model and condition. According to Forbes, there’s a bastion of sneakerheads out there scooping up rare shoes, many of them making a business out of it through resale. Could you imagine suddenly finding out those kicks at the back of your closet are worth something? It would be like the best episode ever of “Antiques Roadshow.” [Forbes]

So what else in your closet could earn you some cash? We hit eBay to track the bestsellers in the vintage section and found that some surprising items held value: Keep reading »

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