Style, travel, and all things vintage
Oct 8, 2019
What Happened to Claude Montana?
A cult figure and one of the most celebrated designers in the 1980s, Claude Montana disappeared suddenly from the spotlight. Now his bold 80s aesthetics feels more current than ever before.
Sep 24, 2019
Zandra Rhodes – The Master of the Prints
Zandra Rhodes has been in fashion for 50 years. We met her in London in August and chatted about her career.
Sep 17, 2019
Padded Power – The History of Shoulder Pads
Modern shoulder pads originated in the 30's, then had a major comeback in the 80's (never forget), and are back in fashion again. But why?
Sep 10, 2019
The Green Lady of Brooklyn – artist, vintage collector, and lover of all things green
Elizabeth Sweetheart, 78, is known as The Green Lady of Brooklyn for her head-to-toe green looks. She is also a fine artist, print designer, and collector of vintage.
Sep 3, 2019
The Vancouver Vintage Guide
Best vintage stores in Vancouver, Canada! The city has an amazing amount of vintage, great cafes, and friendly neighborhoods.
Aug 27, 2019
How to Remove Stains from Vintage Clothes
Do yourself a favor, and treat that spot the next minute you notice it on your garment. Here are selected vintage vendors' tips on how to do it professionally.
Aug 20, 2019
Six Fall Trends with Second Hand
We picked five genderless fall trends and created them with second-hand pieces from Beyond Retro in London.
Aug 13, 2019
How Marimekko Revolutionized Women’s Fashion in the 60s
In 1951, a revolutionary textile company Marimekko was born in Finland. Integral to its success were the bold prints and operating outside of international fashions.
Aug 6, 2019
The Copenhagen Vintage Guide
Copenhagen is known for its many bikes, great Nordic food scene, and Danish design. But did you know that the city has a vibrant and steadily growing vintage scene, too?
Jul 30, 2019
The Most Eco Friendly Way to Wash Your Vintage
It is time to follow vintage vendors’ example and stop over-washing our (vintage) clothes. Less washing, more lifetime!
Jul 23, 2019
Five Bold Outfits (Because You Can Wear Them, Too)
Vintage vendor Nicole Murillo, 37, likes to stand out. Wearing vintage helps her to express herself in ways that feel safe.
Jul 16, 2019
The Seattle Vintage Guide
Our favorite vintage, second hand, and consignment stores in the Emerald City. 18 stores in six neighborhoods – and even more on our Google Maps list.
Jul 9, 2019
What Vintage Clothes Can Teach Us
The Parsons Fashion Study Collection contains over 4,000 historical garments. Sara Idacavage, who oversees the collection, explains why it is important to have archived pieces that students can look and touch.
Jul 2, 2019
Old clothes aren't worn out, they’re opportunities, says Kate Sekules, a fashion historian rescuing old clothes by mending them.
Jun 25, 2019
Meet Mark, a Marlboro Merch Collector
Back in the 1980s and the 1990s Marlboro created streetwear and outdoors gear – to promote their business aka sell cigarettes. Though not a smoker anymore, Mark Humphreys is a fan and a collector of all things Marlboro.
Jun 18, 2019
Patrice, 29, and Shannon, 28, are childhood friends from Texas and work colleagues. Together they also run Softwild Shop on Depop, selling only items they would wear themselves.
Jun 11, 2019
The Portland Vintage Guide
We spent six days exploring the vintage scene in Portland, OR, and found an amazing amount of great vintage: over 30 stores and we know that is not all of it. Wow.
Jun 3, 2019
A Brief History of Handbags in the 20th Century
The styles of women’s handbags have always reflected the values and lifestyles of the times. Edie, the owner of Edith Machinist, a vintage boutique in New York City, explains how.
May 28, 2019
Romeo Gigli – a Fashion Poet and Designers’ Designer
Amarcord Vintage Fashion owner Patti Bordoni started to import Italian vintage fashion to New York in the '90s. One of her imports was Romeo Gigli.
May 20, 2019
From a Teenage Thrifter to a Professional Vintage Seller
Naomi Bergknoff shares the inspiration behind starting her gem-filled online shop Omnia.
May 13, 2019
Vintage for Curvy People
Berriez is a vintage store dedicated to people sizes 8 and up. Vintage should be for everyone, says the founder Emma Zack.
May 6, 2019
Predicting the Future Handbag Classics
What makes a handbag a classic? We all know the Hermès Birkin bag is a classic but what could be the handbag classics of the future?
Apr 29, 2019
Five Outfits for Less Than $50
East Village Vintage Collective specializes in curated, but affordable vintage. We created five summer looks with gems from their collection.
Apr 22, 2019
On a Mission: Reuniting Designer Sets
Ting Ding collects and reunites 1980s and 1990s print sets by Moschino, Versace, and Gaultier.
Apr 15, 2019
The Evolution of the Duster Coat
Suzy Palmer from Olly Oxen Free Vintage store loves dusters in all their forms, from light-weight linen coats to robes and shirtdresses.
Apr 1, 2019
Big and Bold – 80s is Back
We styled five looks with vintage and contemporary pieces from Designer Revival to celebrate the comeback of the 1980s.
Mar 25, 2019
Mitsuhiro Matsuda, the Forgotten Master
Japanese designer Mitsuhiro Matsuda is an obsession of Collin Weber and Brandon Giordano, the owners of James Veloria vintage store. Now they tell us, why.
Mar 18, 2019
How Thrifting Changed My Style
Thrifting helped Christhany Zhu to find her style and clothes that fit her.
Mar 11, 2019
Five Vintage Garments That Suit Every Man
Brian Davis of Wooden Sleepers vintage store in Red Hook, New York City, shows how to incorporate a vintage element into your look with iconic pieces that will suit every style.
Mar 4, 2019
The Austin Vintage Guide
Your ultimate guide to Austin vintage stores. Four neighborhoods, 22 stores. Plus some bonus tips.
Feb 28, 2019
How to Wear Spring Trends with Second Hand
We picked nine spring trends and created them with second hand pieces from Beacon’s Closet in New York.
Feb 25, 2019
Discover The Bold Prints and Colors of the 70s
Fashion historian Sara Idacavage demonstrates the diversity of 70s style.
Feb 18, 2019
Time Traveling with Jamee
Jamee Jones, 30, created a 70s, 80s, and 90s look for us. Old, but fresh!
Feb 11, 2019
Life-long Love Affair with Ralph Lauren
Vintage seller Mark Rosado from Top Shelf Premium has been a Ralph Lauren fan all his life.
Feb 4, 2019
Lessons in Layering
Vintage fashion blogger Leigh Ray knew already 10 years ago that jeans and dresses are a perfect match.
Jan 28, 2019
How to Wear Pajamas in Broad Daylight
Lace Tomer, 35, pairs her pajama sets with chunky sneakers, statement jewelry, and bold jackets. Easy, but fun!
Jan 21, 2019
Why Vintage Denim Beats New
I met Maria Oliveira and Ryan Lerma, the power couple behind Passport Vintage, to learn why vintage denim is so much better than new.
Jan 14, 2019
Go Bold with Your Jacket This Winter
Illustration artist Prates Songtieng, 35, also known as Monsieur Poppi, builds his winter outfits around statement vintage jackets.