Monday, November 30, 2009

Circle 'round the mistletoe~

Bronze brocade against a black background~ so elegant, so festive, the perfect party skirt!

Available on Ebay from Living Doll Vintage~

Introducing The Vintage Lingerie!

The Vintage Scarf now has a sister!  The Vintage Lingerie!

Vintage Lingerie And Intimate Apparel
The Online Women's Fashion Clothing Boutique
Specializing Exclusively In Vintage Lingerie And Intimate Apparel

Lucitebox Last Day To Save!

This is the last day of our weekend sale at Use the coupon code HOLLYDAZE and take 20% off anything site wide.
This coupon expires tonight at midnight.

A smattering of good things await you!

The Walk-Away Dress

Here's a look at one of the most popular sewing patterns ever - Butterick 6015, the Walk-Away Dress. You can read all about it at the Vintage Traveler, or purchase the pattern at Fuzzylizzie Vintage Patterns.

1 Day Only Cyber Monday Event!

Cyber Monday 1 Day Event! Save 20% Storewide TODAY ONLY at Rice and Beans Vintage! Simply enter the code CHEER (all caps) at Checkout and enjoy the savings. HAPPY HOLIDAYS from

Sunday, November 29, 2009

COMING SOON: New Holiday Arrivals Next Week

Here's a quick sneak-peek from our trove of luxe essentials to come in the next week from VagaBond Nyc's holiday range:We love Gianni Versace, we love body-con, and we love a smart variation on the essential l-b-d, and this early 90's sculptural, opitcal checkered print Versace number, completely reinstated our appreciation of the iconic designer. Honestly, this quick snap doesn't do this dress justice, when it's on, all the intentional creases move away from the body, almost as if it's paper, giving it this sensational va-va-voom shape. Then there's the fabric strings attached that you can make into a necklace or tie around the bust for a bold s&m direction. A single piece that you can easily take from haute lady to naughty? Now there's a whole new alternative to the "day-into-night" cliche.
Thanks to our love of Versace & Lacroix, and today's resurgence of all things Baroque, appreciating the unique beauty of these early 90's Charles Jourdan red suede court shoes came instinctively. They caught our eye with their in-your-face nod to the heavily gilded, flamboyant decorations of that era, and really hit the mark on what's right for today.

This 80's era blouson has so many irresistible qualities to it that it instantly becomes an easy must-have closet staple for year-round wear thanks to it's tunic length dolman shape, puckered sleeves and floral rose gold metallic finish. Pair it with everything from men's flannel trousers to ivory shorts and drapey disco skirts, the directions you can take this are virtually endless.

Coming Soon: Dec. 7th/09

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last sale of 2009 from panda

Last sale Girlfriends! see andapanda-rlf on eBay.

New at Couture Allure - Vintage Evening Gowns & Accessories

REMINDER! Tomorrow is the last day to place your order with Couture Allure if you want your item shipped before we close. I will be away on a cross country buying trip until December 10.

It's been a quiet week at Couture Allure, but I did manage to list a few accessories, including a bunch of vintage scarves, hats, and some jewelry. I also listed some vintage evening gowns that will be perfect for New Year's Eve.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Glitter Glamore for the Holidays

Designer Jessica Scott McClintock black velvet and lace with rhinestones.
Designer Jessica Scott McClintock black sequins over lay on brown bodice and full sweep shirt dress.
Blue velvet with glitter dress from China Town located Seattle WA

Tis the season to dress up whenever you can. I am having a sale on various vintage clothing items. Click on the title and enter the store. Take a peek!

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Use A Scarf Instead Of Wrapping Paper

Why Not Use A Scarf Instead Of Wrapping Paper!

1. Tie All 4 Corners Together At The Top
2. Bring All 4 Corners Up And Tie It With A Ribbon

Have A Party To Go To?

Why Not Wrap A Bottle Of Wine In A Scarf And Tie It With Ribbon

A little history I found:

The Knot-Wrap and knot-wrapping are dated back to a traditional Japanese wrapping method called furoshiki. A furoshiki is simply using a square piece of cloth, whose name means 'cloth for the bath.'
It was popularized in Japan in the 17th century, when people needed a way to carry their toiletries to the public baths.
Over time, furoshiki were used to carry or wrap just about anything. It's a symbol of Japanese culture and puts an emphasis on taking care of things and avoiding waste. 

Vintage buttons at specialistauctions

Looking for vintage buttons?

Vintage buttons sell fast at specialistauctions, so dont miss out!

Friday, November 27, 2009


Accessories and clothing for the serious-minded... or... if you love to rock, visit - - shoe sale!

Black Friday? A Canuck's Perspective

Today is Black Friday. Urban myth deems today the busiest shopping day of the year -- the day after Thanksgiving.

This is a day Canadians are not as familiar with due to the fact that our Thanksgiving happens in October. By this point the Thanksgiving holiday is a distant memory and we have already been listening to Christmas carols in the shopping malls and watching holiday decorations magically appear.

But our American friends unofficially mark today as the opening of the Christmas shopping season, giving way to door-crashing sales (who wants a crushed door?), deep discounts and enormous queues and crowds.

Apparently, the term came from the Philadelphia Police department in the 1960s who were none too thrilled when dealing with the massive traffic jams and over-crowded sidewalks.

More recently, accountants have referred to it as the period when merchants often go from being in the red (a financial loss), to being in the black (making a profit).

And of course, we now have Cyber Black Friday, referring to shopping online. This is when smart shoppers stay within the comfort of their homes and shop online, still taking advantage of many deals. I don't know about you, but my computer is much warmer than standing in line at dawn, with probably a slim chance of purchasing that item that apparently just can not wait for another day. :-) And of course there is Cyber Monday

Do you start your holiday shopping on Black Friday? If you do, just be careful out there!

Items now available from Some Like it Vintage 



Vintage Evening Wear From Main Street Mall

It's Time For Holiday Wear.....Evening Party Gowns Offered on Main Street Mall

Vintage Designer 1950s Black Taffeta Sexy Circle Skirt Cocktail Party Dress by Anne Fogarty offered by Old and Beautiful