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Spotlight On: Vintage Marimekko

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Spotlight On: Vintage Marimekko

I have some amazing vintage dresses by Finnish designer Marimekko in my store at the moment, and boy are they something special! Marimekko was founded in 1951 and was hugely popular by the 1960s because of its big bold prints. One of the major designers during this time was Vuokko Nurmesniemi - take a look at some of his bold and beautiful signature styles below: [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480"] Dramatic Vintage 1960s Marimekko Graphic Tent Dress[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480"] Vintage Marimekko Ivory Wool Maxi Gown Wedding? 1970s[/caption] [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="480"] Vintage Marimekko Original Iconic Takki Dress 1960s[/caption] [caption...

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The Vintage Find of a Lifetime? My 1950s Christian Dior 'New Look' Wedding Dress

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The Vintage Find of a Lifetime? My 1950s Christian Dior 'New Look' Wedding Dress

I'm proud to say that all the vintage in my store is hand-picked, high-quality and beautiful but sometimes you find a truly exceptional piece of vintage. This early 1950s Christian Dior suit is just one of those pieces. Found in a Pennsylvania auction, the vintage Dior suit auctioned just before this one sold for an amazing $35,000! So, why is this vintage dress so special? Where do I start?! There are so many reasons why this dress is such a collectors piece. Here are just a few of those reasons: 1. It's Brand Spanking New! To start with, even though...

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A Schiaparelli Swimsuit Owned by a Champion

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Something which has always fascinated me about vintage clothing is the history behind each piece. Who wore it before, what occasion did they buy it for, even what type of closet did it hang in? It's sad that so much of the time we can't know the answers to these questions, but I have a real treat for you today. Not only was this vintage swimsuit made by Elsa Schiaparelli, one of the most influential and sought-after designers of the 1930s and 40s, but it was owned by the gorgeous skating star Melva Block. Block (pictured below) was a national...

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