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  • The Domestic Fashionistas of the Fifties

    Looking back at American history, the 1950s were a period of domesticity. The man went to work and the wife took care of the household chores; cooking, cleaning, and taking care of the children. This domestic life was often perceived of as "perfect" and actually molded the fashions during this era (the perfectly cinched waists and the appropriate knee-length hems).

    What gave these styles a sense of whimsy were the exuberant excess of florals, crinolines and lady-like qualities that fashions from years past had actually been starving for.

    During this time, women were at their most beautiful and image was everything. The 1950's woman was put together at all hours of the day; from matching accessories to perfectly poised pumps.

    In the '50s, women felt a sense of security within the domestic life they created and their clothes reflected that.

    The 1950's created some of the most iconized silhouettes in fashion history. It's no wonder so many fashion designers today are constantly paying reference to these beautiful, perfectly pulled together, domestic fashions of the past.

    Stan Salas-Unique Vintage Customer Service Connoisseur

  • According to Coco

    “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.”

    - Coco Chanel

  • Unique Vintage Icons: Dita Von Teese

    Few women have captured the eyes of the fashion world quite like the incomparable Dita Von Teese.

     

    With her porcelain skin, perfectly coifed hair and deep dark eyes, this modern day pin-up is a style icon here at Unique Vintage.

     

    A question we are commonly asking ourselves is: “Well, would Miss Dita Von Teese wear it?”

    At Unique Vintage, the mere mention of Miss Dita sends women and gay men alike into a frenzy of applause, tears and a slight sense of being overwhelmed.

    So we salute you, Dita! You are an official Unique Vintage Icon.

    Stay fabulous.

  • New at Unique Vintage: Shoes!

    “The fact is, sometimes it’s really hard to walk in a single woman’s shoes. That’s why we need really special ones now and then to make the walk a little more fun.”

          Carrie Bradshaw ("Sex and the City")

  • According to Coco

    “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.”
    Coco Chanel


  • Unique Vintage Recommends: Midnight in Paris

    There are few films that can capture the romanticism of Paris in such a modern, yet old world sense. The city of lights is not only the Mecca for fashion lovers, but for lovers in general. In the film "Midnight in Paris", director Woody Allen transports the audience, as well as protagonist Gil Pender, to Paris in its most divine period; the 1920’s. The dimly lit streets are filled with the faint sound of Cole Porter’s  “Let’s Fall In Love.” Nostalgia, in its most fabulous state, is literally around every corner. The protagonist, played masterfully by a bumbling yet thrilled Owen Wilson, comes face to face with his literary hero’s including F. Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. The film goes from being not only a brilliant film, but to a delicious portrait of Paris in the jazz age.

    But what caught our eyes here at Unique Vintage were the costumes, of course. With this film getting Oscar buzz left and right, we expect for the '20s to come roaring back onto the scene for this Holiday season. The carefree era we have come to know for its numerous libations is going to be the central theme for countless events, and Unique Vintage wants you to be the first one in line for the Charleston!

    For your next speakeasy, choose from our extensive collection of flapper dresses. Here are some of our favorites below:


     

     

     

     

     

     

    A bientot!

     

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