The Vintage Department

For the love of Vintage!
Fashion, accessories, magazines:
History, care tips, events, & where to hunt
Nothing like a warm, cozy little 1960s capelet coat in red hounds tooth to keep you toasty this winter.

Nothing like a warm, cozy little 1960s capelet coat in red hounds tooth to keep you toasty this winter.

You say you loved that Chris Isaak video with Helena Christensen running on the beach in her underwear? And you love all the fabulous black and white photographs of the early 1990’s super models in high fashion? Then may I suggest you take a day before August 3rd to visit the Herb Ritts: L.A. Style exhibition at The Getty?

You say you loved that Chris Isaak video with Helena Christensen running on the beach in her underwear? And you love all the fabulous black and white photographs of the early 1990’s super models in high fashion? Then may I suggest you take a day before August 3rd to visit the Herb Ritts: L.A. Style exhibition at The Getty?

Yes, it is Barbara Streisand from Funny Face. Amazing 1960s leopard print coat….

Yes, it is Barbara Streisand from Funny Face. Amazing 1960s leopard print coat….

Amazing pieces of jewelry and couture clothing belong to the late Elizabeth Taylor are going to be on exhibition at MOCA’s Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles the 13th through16th of this month. The tickets are $20, but please, one of you darlings go and give me a report since I will be on the east coast during this!!

Amazing pieces of jewelry and couture clothing belong to the late Elizabeth Taylor are going to be on exhibition at MOCA’s Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles the 13th through16th of this month. The tickets are $20, but please, one of you darlings go and give me a report since I will be on the east coast during this!!

Need a vintage distraction this weekend in warm and sunny SoCal? Look no further than the Silver Lake Art, Craft, & Vintage Flea Market. Apparently it is the second Saturday of every month, tomorrow the 10th being no exception. You can find it at the Micheltorena Elementary School 10am-4pm. I have to work, so I am hoping for a report on my desk Sunday morning in lieu of my attendance, especially since admission is free!

Need a vintage distraction this weekend in warm and sunny SoCal? Look no further than the Silver Lake Art, Craft, & Vintage Flea Market. Apparently it is the second Saturday of every month, tomorrow the 10th being no exception. You can find it at the Micheltorena Elementary School 10am-4pm. I have to work, so I am hoping for a report on my desk Sunday morning in lieu of my attendance, especially since admission is free!

Of course, when there is something in Southern California going on I am heading North! If you are near the Valley this weekend go to Pickwick Gardens on Sunday between 9am-3pm for the Vintage & Textile Show in Burbank. Don’t forget to report back to me on the retro goodies you find! Oh, and I almost forgot, it’s $7 to get in!

Of course, when there is something in Southern California going on I am heading North! If you are near the Valley this weekend go to Pickwick Gardens on Sunday between 9am-3pm for the Vintage & Textile Show in Burbank. Don’t forget to report back to me on the retro goodies you find! Oh, and I almost forgot, it’s $7 to get in!

Long Beach’s own Retro Row is having a side walk sale this coming Saturday the 23rd, 12-6pm. Vintage clothes & furniture of course, as well as music and food, will be available for your entertainment. It sounds like an amazing neighborhood party with great deals on vintage goods, but alas, I can not go! But I hope to hear all about the amazing deals!

Long Beach’s own Retro Row is having a side walk sale this coming Saturday the 23rd, 12-6pm. Vintage clothes & furniture of course, as well as music and food, will be available for your entertainment. It sounds like an amazing neighborhood party with great deals on vintage goods, but alas, I can not go! But I hope to hear all about the amazing deals!

It may not be apparent yet, but I have a shoe problem. My friend Lou knows, and more importantly, understands this. She shared this shoe by Steve Arpad from 1939 with me. Amazing, right?

It may not be apparent yet, but I have a shoe problem. My friend Lou knows, and more importantly, understands this. She shared this shoe by Steve Arpad from 1939 with me. Amazing, right?

In honor of summer, and the stash of insanely awesome retro sunglasses I have recently come across, I had to revisit Summer 1968 via Harper’s Bazaar advertising!

In honor of summer, and the stash of insanely awesome retro sunglasses I have recently come across, I had to revisit Summer 1968 via Harper’s Bazaar advertising!

Nothing, but nothing, says “French and circa 1960s” like this photo. Swoon! This whole magazine is amazing. French Vogue Spring/ Summer Special Couture Edition 1962.

Nothing, but nothing, says “French and circa 1960s” like this photo. Swoon! This whole magazine is amazing. French Vogue Spring/ Summer Special Couture Edition 1962.