Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Best of 2013-Vintage Edition

For the past 2 years (check out 2011 and 2012 here) I've rounded up my favorite vintage finds of the year in a blog post. It's a fun way to reflect on my sales of the year and see how the shop has progressed. This year, I opened up a mobile boutique, launched a new website, and was a first-time vendor at the Manhattan Vintage Show so all in all, I'd say it was a pretty darn good year for La Poubelle Vintage. So how's about taking a walk down memory lane with me and checking out my greatest hits of 2013.

1. Hanae Mori Dress
It's hard to choose just 1 favorite but this Hanae Mori dress comes pretty close. I was lucky enough to acquire 3 pieces by the designer this year, one of which is still available in the shop!

2. Mink and Leather Jacket

3. Egyptian Print Skirt
Anyone who knows my vintage habits knows that I love a good Egyptian print. This one is the tops!

4. Amazing Red Silk Dress
  This one speaks for itself.

5. WWII Celluloid Pin
  Some vintage pieces I love because of the history involved. This pin dates to WWII where a pilot wore it while thinking of his gal back home.

6. 1950s Prom Dress
7. 1930s Kimono
 2013 will officially be known as the year that I became obsessed with the kimono.

8. 1940s Bronze Cocktail Dress
 Like wearing a dress made from liquid bronze!

9. 1970s Swimsuit
  The sexiest one piece in all the land!

10. Anne Fogarty Dress
 11. Hanae Mori Dress
 Another Hanae Mori stunner!

12. 1920s Lace Camisole
 A gorgeous antique lace piece.

13. 1960s Satin Cocktail Dress
14. 1940s Dress 

This one is all about the collar.

15. Rabbit Fur and Suede Jacket

  Another great jacket.

16. 1940s Zig Zag Dress
  I can't get enough of these zig zag details

17. 1960s Sundress
18. Horse Print Dress
I am alllll about this print!

19.  Red Justin Boots

20. 1970s Maxi Gown
This color combo is beyond!

21. 1960s Ruffled Dress
22. 1960s Pants
One snazzy pair of cigarette pants!

23. 1940s Cotton Dress

24. 1960s Floral Dress

25. 1970s Coat with Fox Collar

And as usual, many of my favorite finds this year are still available in the shop! Check out this 1970s jumpsuit huge amethyst necklace, 1950s sundress, and velvet Estevez dress now before they become relics of La Poubelle Vintage's past.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show

The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is the premiere event for vintage clothing dealers here in NYC and I'm so excited to announce that this year, I'll be a vendor for the first time! I'm sharing a booth with the lovely Jeanna of SwaneeGRACE Vintage and we are going to set up a rockin' booth full of treasures for you! I'll be bringing out the best of the best pieces in my collection so if you're a vintage junkie, I highly recommend stopping by. All the deets are above and if you'd like a discounted ticket, drop me a line in the comments and I'll send you over a coupon!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Vintage Halloween

Are you a Halloween person? I can never think of a creative costume, but I love going out and seeing what other people come up with! This year, I'm going as Miss Havisham from Great Expectations, think vintage disheveled lace wedding dress, bugs in the hair, a single shoe, and a clock stopped at twenty minutes to nine! What will you be going as? I'd love to hear! If you need some inspiration, check out these vintage photos from Halloweens past, some silly, some sexy and some downright creepy!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Fall

As much as I love summer and all of its beer-soaked, sundress, food-cooked-on-the-grill glory, there is something quite comforting about fall. It's getting to be that time again where we go back to school, get back to reality, and bundle up with a cozy sweater and a latte. It's beginning to look a bit like fall at the La Poubelle Vintage HQ with some seasonal transition pieces trickling into the shop. Here are some of my favorites. [All images are linked]

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Shop Sale!

Hey guys! Just a quick heads up that I will be taking a mini end-of-summer vacation starting today. I will be staring at the view above until the 26th so in the meantime, enjoy 30% off in the Etsy shop!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Vintage Bunnies

Ok, so we all know that Playboy magazine is increasingly misogynistic and degrading but there's still some lingering allure for me about Playboy Bunnies from the '60s. Right? The outfits! The hair! The winged eyeliner! Don't you wish you could be a fly on the dressing room wall at one of the original Playboy Clubs? After digging through lots of old Bunny photos, I cam across this Playboy Club Bunny Manual from 1960. A few fun tidbits: Bunnies got paid just $1.25 per hour for photo shoots, were expected to look "Bunny perfect" while at work, and weren't allowed to date or socialize with club members. Serious business, being a Bunny!