She was living the quintessential New York City dream: fabulous downtown apartment, fancy magazine job, then 25 year old Sarah Buxton packed up and moved back to Louisville to be closer to her family. New York’s loss is our gain because she’s now launched MarionMercer.com, a fabulous online boutique selling the best in luxury vintage clothing.
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I’m not proud to admit I’ve already clocked more hours on my wedding-gown search than I did choosing a college.
From afar, it seemed like a fun task to find a gorgeous vintage dress to get married in. On the other hand, it only has to be the most knock-’em-dead dress of a lifetime, to be photographed more than any other outfit I will ever wear.
The upside of going vintage is that nearly every gown is one of a kind. This is also the downside. When you find a real beaut, there’s always at least one thing wrong: color, condition, price, it’s already sold (second most common problem), or the most common and aggravating issue of all, size. Keep reading »
If you’re fortunate enough to have a mother who saved all of her Bakelite bracelets, wooden bead necklaces, and enamel pins, then passed her entire collection down to you, you probably have enough jewelry to last you a lifetime. If Mom wasn’t much of a pack rat, you’re going to have to stock up on baubles yourself, and lucky for you, Blue Canary Vintage sells brand new, never-worn vintage enamel earrings. We bet your mom had a pair just like these when she was your age. [$10, Etsy]
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