Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Where to Buy Vintage Clothing Online

More and more vintage stores are going online now which is a great time-saver for searching for unique and hard to find pieces.  Here is a collection of some of my favorite sites for vintage fashion.

This site has been around a long time specializes in higher-end vintage pieces mostly from the 60's and 70's.  I covet everything in the designer section, but have found some really great day dresses as well.  The photography is excellent and I like that everything new is listed on the "What's New Page".

This is a great new site for earlier decade vintage.  Very pretty dresses, hats and other accessories and fantastic descriptions and photos of every piece.  Located in Los Angeles this site has a great blog as well.

Yes, this is a corporate store, but it also has an interesting selection of vintage pieces.  I use this more as an inspiration and gallery because the prices are super high.  However, what's great is how the collections are organized and curated.

Etsy is a great source for vintage because there are lots and lots of sellers on there, but you have to be ready to dig and sort through pages and pages to find great things.  You can favorite individual sellers that have more curated collections, but the quality really varies from seller to seller.

I have to do a shameless plug for my latest endeavor here as well--a collaboration with my daughter.  We are just getting our online store off the ground, but are aiming to provide a curated collection of later-decades vintage (70's, 80's and 90's) that is extremely wearable and "current" and more rock n' roll than ladylike.  This is mid-range vintage, not designer high-end or collectible vintage.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Online Magazines

I love magazines. They are the perfect junk food at the end of a long day when I am too tired to read a book, but can make it through a short article.  Even just flipping the pages looking at all the pretty pictures can be inspirational and therapeutic.

Lately there have been some new magazines that have launched online without even having a print version.  Although I prefer the tactile feel of print pages, these new online versions have all the look and feel of their print cousins. One added benefit is that if something catches your eye you can click on it and go immediately to a website to buy it or learn more about it.

Here are some of my current favorites in this genre:


This magazine was founded by a former staff member of the print magazine Domino which I loved, but sadly this magazine did not survive.

Named for London and New York--the hometown of the two founders, Lonny magazine comes out bi-monthly and focuses on home decor, interior design, and lifestyle.

I love the photography and the design aesthetic which is clean and eclectic.

Sweet Paul Magazine

What started out as a blog and showcase for craft and food stylist Paul Lowe Einlyng, has turned into a successful online magazine with a cult following.

Full of recipes, crafts, entertaining ideas, and shopping tips, I find this to be the more creative and interesting version of Martha Stewart magazine.

Rue Magazine

This magazine is based out of my hood in San Francisco and focuses on home decor, fashion and shopping. In fact, a good portion of the content is in "Editor Picks" and product highlights which I like.

Now the magazine has added a robust new website and daily content as well.


This is a music mag with great photography and content that I actually want to read.  Not a traditional music magazine at all, the interviews and features are actually interesting and draw you in.