Category Archives: Vintage clothing

Manic Panic “The first punk boutique in America”

In 1973/74 Tish and Snooky Bellomo were aspiring singers from the Bronx hanging out in the glam rock/drag scene at places like Max’s Kansas City where David Bowie, Lou Reed and Debbie Harry of Blondie were regulars. Everybody loved the … Continue reading

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The Vintage Clothing Market – T-shirts and Jeans

This article appeared in today’s CBC about the vintage clothing market and where the money is… in rock T-shirts. This has been true for quite some time, but there is always interesting takes on where the market is and where it … Continue reading

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Vintage Shopping Isn’t What It Used to Be…

A couple of months ago I received a phone call from Ada Calhoun, a New York writer who was doing a piece on vintage shopping. Her angle was about how shopping for vintage has changed in the last twenty years. We talked about … Continue reading

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Fashion History with live models

I am often asked what got me started in the field of fashion history. I blogged about this a few years ago but to be honest, I change my answer every time because there is no one reason. My interest in … Continue reading

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$275,000 (Canadian) for this pink purse — Really?

This is what stupid people do with their money.

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Frugal vintage – Little Edie style…

I recently came across these photos of Little Edie (of Grey Gardens fame), wearing the same two piece dress. In 1937 when the dress was new, she wears the blouse tucked into the skirt. In the second photo taken in … Continue reading

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The Vintage Marketplace – Holiday Edition

This past saturday we partnered with Vintage Marketplace (a Hamilton based organizer of vintage shows) to hold a holiday edition of their annual spring vintage sale. As we just got our new location for the museum we thought it would be … Continue reading

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Join us November 22 at our new home for a special sale

THE NEW HOME OF THE FASHION HISTORY MUSEUM in CAMBRIDGE WILL HOST A VINTAGE HOLIDAY SHOPPING EVENT FOR THE SEASON, AS THE VINTAGE MARKETPLACE: HOLIDAY EDITION COMES TO THE OLD POST OFFICE IN HESPELER ON NOVEMBER 22, 2014 (November 10/Cambridge, … Continue reading

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Vintage Shopping… a history

I am beginning a new feature today – a ‘registry’ of vintage clothing dealers. Sometimes I feel like I am over a hundred when I begin talking about what it used to be like buying vintage clothing ‘back in the … Continue reading

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What I Did on My Summer Holiday – Part 2 – A Bit of Shopping…

After hitting several antique stores in Canandaigua, New York we headed off to Sturbridge. We had never been to the Sturbridge Antique Clothing and Textile Show, although we used to go to Molly’s vintage sale in Springfield, Mass in the … Continue reading

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