Monday, December 20, 2010

First Lady Vintage

For the annual Christmas in Washington show, First Lady Obama wore a vintage cocktail dress by Norman Norell a very well known American designer from the 1950's and 60's.  Although this is not the first time a vintage Norell has been worn by a famous person, it is the first time a First Lady has worn vintage to such a media covered event.  Purchased from Chelsea shop,  New York Vintage, a fashion industry fave, the First Lady has set the tone for many that may have held off on vintage clothing before.  Thanks, Mrs. Obama!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pop Up Vintage

 Calling  all vintage lovers, Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is having it's first Pop Up Store just in time for the holidays. If you want to check out what other vintage folks have out there in the market head over to the Stoll Space at 250 West 39th Street Friday and Saturday and give vintage a chance.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Extreme Makeover

I have been looking for an animal print fur for over five years. When I see one it's usually very expensive. I am a bargain fashionsita and a thrifter so any  amount I like to refer to as expensive. While visiting one of my favorite shops and one I can not disclose, I came upon this  wonderful animal print coat seen below.

The Original

A true beauty that had been abused. It had holes and rips and tears and it was horrible. I still saw the beauty in it. I saw what it could become. After some serious research I contacted a fur repair deep in the heart of BK. Century Furs, a nice  mom and pop spot right off of  the Q line. The owner was able to take my abused beauty and reinvent her into a show stopping beauty.

Battered and Bruised

Older furs tend to have rips and tears in the sleeve and shoulder area. The shoulders hold the highest levels of tension and have the higher levels of wear and tear. I could have had the sleeves repaired but due to age, there was a strong chance that I would have to get it repaired in the near future. Instead, it was suggested that I make the coat into a vest which as you see I did. How I love it so, I wore it fresh out of the shop and I can't wait to wear it this winter. 

The Finished Result

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lights, Camera, Glamour

All of these goodies are dropping tomorrow morning on the site. I can't wait, I love evening wear!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Coming Soon
I love this Ms Chaus dress so much, it was hard as hell to give up. How hard, well come Merry Monday, it's going to take a whole lot of team #vintageshaun for me to give it up. The color the fit, stunning! Stay tuned tomorrow to see if I gave it up.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Walking On Sunshine

I have been on this high since finding a new amazing vendor for my shop so sorry for the lack of post. Nonetheless, it has been super exciting finding all these great pieces like this stunning blouse featured below.

Vintage 1980s Yellow and Black Print Blouse

The graphic yet floral print is both bold and romantic at the same time. Yellow is a soft color and when paired with black it can very easily turn into a sort of bumble bee moment. Not here, the bold floral print just doesn't let that happen. Hurry over to the shop to view this stunning blouse as well as the other goodies posted for Merry Monday.

Monday, November 8, 2010

As Seen on The Today Show

This past Friday, VintageShaun along with a few other vintage shops was featured on The Today Show's style segment with Bobbie Thomas. In addition there was an online article as well click here to read.    Check out the clip below, FYI Bobbie is rocking a Liz Claiborne dress by VintageShaun.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hostess With The Mostest

1960s Holiday Brocade Dress
All I could think of when I see this brocade dress is evenings of Perry Cuomo, Lucky Strike and Jello Casserole. That and stunning up dos, tons of liquid eyeliner. The holidays are right around the corner, host a fete in this  treasure.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Do You Have A Stamp For That?

Vintage 1960s Snakeskin Clutch
Loving this new envelope clutch. Yes, it's  vintage but  it can hold modern day items like an IPhone and a Blackberry.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Trend Report

Photo courtesy of Stuff Kimberly Likes

The Fur Vest is a fashion phenom. You can do real, which will set you back quite a few books and cause PETA to go crazy or you can go faux which can be very um flammable. Here's a happy medium, vintage fur it's inexpensive and PC friendly. Check this sick one selling at VintageShaun

Vintage 70's Long Fur Vest

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Vintage 80's Sequin Evening Jacket
Sequin for breakfast. The customer who purchased this dazzling number has tons tons of personality.  I could so see them in this at the supermarket or just walking the dog. A diehard slave to fashion. Congrats on your purchase!

Monday, October 18, 2010


Vintage 70's Long Fur Coat

Vintage 70s Beige Leather Brazilian Bag

If you're a die hard lover of vintage clothing or just getting the hang of it, you need to head over to VintageShaun the Etsy shop! It launched today and stay posted for new items every Monday and Thursday.