The lovely, NYC based, Marmalade Vintage's 2+ year pop up shop will be coming to an end on June 8th. Many items including vintage silk and cotton dresses, high waisted skirts and trousers, print-happy rompers, shoes, lace up booties, 70's swim suits, designer items and more all range from $25 -$60. That's not all! The MEGA Clearance will take place from June 1st-7th as items will continue to be marked down.
Marmalade Vintage has also launched a new online shop where you can shop all their goods and also stay up on future locations and events. Be sure to pop in! Get your Summer wardrobe started.
If you are in LA, don't miss out on the best show in the area, featuring fabulous high-end and fashion-forward sellers like Market Publique mainstay The Frippery, and other of our favorites like Fluke (now in LA after Caren's Williamsburg departure), Violetville Vintage, Adored Vintage, Salvage Life and more!
The show is organized by the creative minds behind New/Found & Scout, so be prepared to be tempted!
Our very own LA-based blogger, Chanelle Laurence will be there to let us in on all the juicy details, so stay tuned for a recap on the blog and stop by to say hi to her.
I found this video via a tweet from ShopCalico, and I just had to share it.
I feel the same way, and that's why I mostly buy vintage. The piece is always special, something unique that maybe you weren't looking for because you didn't even know you wanted it, or imagined something like it existed! I love it when I am shopping around and I find a vintage piece that is just so outrageous it makes me happy, or so delicate and special I need to keep it safe.
My next to last day at SXSW was tons of fun. I met up with Tina of Violetville Vintage and we went shopping around South Congress.
The mission? Find me a cute vintage dress for the Market Publique 1st Anniversary Party. I had packed what I thought was enough things to wear, but alas, they were not enough. By the next to last day, I had exhausted my options and I couldn't really repeat outfits, since photos would be taken at the party...
So on a mission we went. We stopped by Cream Vintage and Feathers, and found some cute stuff, but not a party-appropriate dress that fit me. So we headed over to the Hotel San José's parking lot, where they had vintage vendors, food, beer and of course, great music.
I headed over to Molly's booth, whom I had met at Prototype a few days earlier. She had tons of cute things, and I was lucky enough to find this red and black striped dress with assymetrical button closures. From I. Magnin, no less! Perfect for my party!
Trying on a vintage Striped I. Magnin Dress from Squash Blossom Vintage
Tina also found an adorable option, a denim romper with cute yellow rope accents.
Tina from Violetville, trying on her new find, an adorable denim romper.
Trying on an abalone shell fish necklace.
I also tried on this giant fish necklace, covered in abalone and jointed. It was amazing! But after a whole week of shopping, boozing and eating, it was sadly beyond my budget. I did get that cream lace dress draped around my arm though... And the striped number, of course.
Vintage abalone fish necklace
I really, really want the necklace now, and kind of regret not getting it... It was truly giant and statement-making!
Waiting in line at the Hey Cupcake! Trailer
I consoled my lack of fish necklace with a cupcake from Hey Cupcake!, the famous cupcake trailer and pioneer in the food trailer epidemic that has now taken over Austin. If you haven't been lately, be prepared to eat many delicious things out of trailers, like barbecue, Torchy's Tacos, and even fried chicken wrapped in a waffle.
Vanilla with chocolate frosting cupcake from Hey Cupcake!
Uncommon Objects deserves its name. When you walk into this mighty and magnificent space, you are greeted by objects of all kinds, all of them unique in their own quirky way.
If you manage to peel yourself off from the glass jewelry displays, take a walk through the entire space. The store is divided into tiny vignettes that neatly guide you from one spot to the next. Each little display has a theme and a quirk or two, and you can easily spend many minutes admiring each little component that makes it.
Lucky for us, they let me snap a few photos for the blog, so you can admire some of my favorite vignettes, all reminiscent of a Joseph Cornell box. I love imagining the stories behind each.
A travelling theme with a suitcase, photos to remember people by and the doll you haven't been able to part with since childhood...
Like an organized attic, this display has shelves and shelves of curiosities, from cooking to sewing and more.
A bohemian raphsody, complete with acoustic guitar, playmasks, a drinks tray and a taxidermied bear. Wait, am I back in Brooklyn?
The garden cocktail: not with crème de violette, but with innocent-looking seafoam green poison bottles. Stirring tools included.
The vanity tells a story: trying to get ready on time, putting on perfume and fixing the loose button.
Pretty in pink with gloves, hat boxes, veils, flowers and all things feminine and fabulous.
A little Chinoisererie, complete with corded fringe, a lucite bag and tins that hide secrets.
Get your blue prints done while glancing at a few cute pinups during work breaks. Stayed too late? Slip into a fresh new western shirt.
I'm already home for the holidays, back in Guatemala, relaxing and visiting my family and friends, who I don't get to see very often. One of those friends is my best friend Patti, who came to visit me earlier this year. Here's some photos of our adventures around New York City. It was so fun to have her nearby, be able to hang out, eat, shop and eat some more, plus share with her a bit of my life in the States.
Patti and me, shopping at Williamsburg vintage store Monk, trying on some outrageous vintage hats.
Here I am modeling another outrageous hat. It reminds me of something Hilary from Fresh Prince would have worn. I am also wearing the vintage leather jacket that Jon's grandma passed on to me (which I wore the entire Fall), and a vintage scarf from Old Hollywood.
After a day of shopping, we went to my friend Leslie's party. I loved this shot Patti took of Jon and me... awww.
It got chillier the next day, so I lent Patti a vintage knit beret. I snuggled into my Eugenia Kim hat, my favorite leopard print sweater and a Maje sparkle tweed cape.
Thankfully, the weather came through the next day, so we walked around Williamsburg enjoying a bit more of the Fall weather. We asked someone on the street to snap a pic of us in front of a brownstone. He neglected to mention my face was in the sun, and hence I look like I am some kind of vampire who doesn't appear in photos - but hey, vampires are in vogue now, right?
Patti wore my vintage black coat and some newly purchased boots from Steve Madden
Here's a close-up of our shoes. I swear these are probably the oldest pair of shoes I own. I love the classic pump shape, with a small stached heel, and the bright fuchsia color. You may remember them, since I wore them to our Fashion's Night Pop-Up Shop. I accessorized them with these vintage shoe clips from Erica Weiner, which I love because they feature my initial - C.
One of our shopping pit stops was Built by Wendy, which is a favorite label of mine. I love the quality of materials and the classic construction, and invest in pieces by her almost every season. This time around, I got this dress. I take care of them a lot, hoping someone will treasure them when they become a vintage classic.
Patti laughed as she took this picture of me leaning into the counter, which makes me look like a 5-year-old trying to peek at the ice-cream flavors at a soda shoppe. I barely reach!
Later on we went to pick up my last CSA delivery, and Patti couldn't resist riding my vintage trike. I don't blame her, it's way too fun!
Then out and about & dinner in the East Village. Patti- come visit more often!!
Sip some wine and get some early holiday shopping done before the hoards of black friday, plus feel good with your purchases, as you know they will be benefiting the New York Restoration Project. There will also be music performace by Nancy Whang of LCD Soundsystem and the Juan McLean.
You may remember these jewelry lines from flipping through the pages of NYLON and Vogue?
I was so excited when Breanne, the owner of Horizons (one of my favorite local vintage botiques), decided to sell online with Market Publique.
She has selected some excellent pieces for her debut, in a wide price range: From a collectible Claire McCardell Dress and a fun Lanvin two-piece outfit (coming soon!), to a sensible Japanese black coat and a cozy cashmere sweater. She also has tons of accessories to go with the clothes, like Charles Jourdan shoes and Longchamp bags.
Get ready to bid, ladies, as the prices are reasonably low! And of course, don't forget to visit her wonderful boutique in Williamsburg. She has tons more goodies there!
377 Metropolitan Avenue
A selection of bags, belts and shoes at Horizons. The Longchamp (on chair) & Charles Jourdan (hanging on the wall) bags are available online!
Some fun bangles and other jewelry - don't you love those cute little unicorns?
Bags, boots and gloves in the window. See that bag in the middle? It's here and it's amazing!
Vintage Leather and Velvet Weekender Bag, Horizons on Market Publique - Doesn't it look like it could be the inspiration for the Rebecca Minkoff Morning After bag?
Go visit Horizons if you're in the New York area - it's really filled with affordable vintage goodies. And if you're not in New York, their Market Publique shop will be regularly stocked with fresh items, so check back regularly!