Hello and happy WEDNESDAY, everybody!
Today is a really exciting day for me, because one of my favorite vintage marketplaces, Market Publique — a site born and raised right here in NYC — is introducing the first ever VINTAGE COALITION collection today.
But before I talk more about the Vintage Coalition collection on Market Publique, I want to get REALLY honest with you: Shopping for vintage fashion is NOT easy.
Yes, I admitted it! It’s time consuming because you need to sort through pieces to meticulously determine whether you either a.) like them and b.) fit into them! And then, there’s time spent finding the right brick & mortar or online store for you. It can all be overwhelming in the moment!
And when it comes to searching on vintage marketplace sites, WOAH! The search engine results can be intimidating. Who wants to sort through 55 pages of “red shoes”?
But here’s the thing: Vintage fashion lovers with experience and expertise understand! Just like you, they go through the same feelings of frustration when it comes to shopping for either themselves or their shop.
But because vintage hunting is their work and livelihood, it doesn’t prevent them from investing the elbow grease needed to make the vintage shopping experience easier for the buyer, aka YOU!
So that’s what the Vintage Coalition does: It curates the BEST vintage sellers on the web in one easy-to-find, easy-to-shop and easy-to-purchase-vintage place, Market Publique.
Every Tuesday at 9PM, a new “theme” behind the Vintage Coalition is unveiled, featuring one piece from an awesome, trust worthy & experienced vintage seller inspired by said theme.
VC debuted LAST NIGHT to the very appropriately harmonious tune of “Festival Dresses.” The dresses start at low, low bids — some are less than $15!! — so that you can grab one of these mint-condition pieces of vintage fashion history with a very modern utility for 2011 style.
Keep reading after the jump for my favorite Vintage Coalition festival dresses this week!
I say it at the end of every video, in my newsletters and oh-so-often on Twitter & Facebook, too: SPREAD VINTAGE LOVE!
Spreading vintage love isn’t about wearing vintage day-in and day-out, but rather looking at vintage as an awesome option — like you do with all mainstream stores — for unique-to-you style that’s accessible for whatever fabulous things you are doing in your life.
If you’re anything like me, you’re running around doing OH SO MANY fabulous things in your life! And that’s why vintage rocks: It’s just as fabulous as YOU.
Looking forward to hearing what you think of the Vintage Coalition collection!
Leave me a comment about your favorite piece — and what music festivals you might be checking out this summer, too!
THE VINTAGE COALITION COLLECTION
Find the entire Vintage Coalition collection — pictured above! — on the landing page HERE.
Click each picture to take you to the individual piece for bidding!
Happy vintage shopping, vintage lovers!
FESTIVAL DRESS: Polka Dot Angel Sleeve Maxi by Rock Paper Vintage
WHY I LOVE IT: The angel sleeves, the polka dot, the empire waist … the pleated maxi skirt! How can ONE dress have every style element I’d ever want?!
This dress satisfies my vintage fashion needs, and more. I think I’d wear this grocery shopping simply because I’d never want to take it off!
BID NOW! On Vintage Coalition
FESTIVAL DRESS: Floral Caftan Mini Dress by Twitch Vintage
WHY I LOVE IT: Remember the movie Mahogany with Diana Ross? OK, maybe not. It WAS released in 1975, or 10 years before even I was born.
But, if you watch the movie for any reason: Do it to see Diana’s character amazing style, including the effortless way she pulls off maxi-length caftan dresses.
This festival caftan is perfect for the modern girl — no matter her height — because it’s mini, not maxi. PLUS, it’s got fringe and florals in a fresh watercolor design.
No Austin Powers mod florals here [I admittedly love them, but understandably flower power design can look novelty]. I want this dress so bad! Someone please bid on it for me!
BID NOW! On Vintage Coalition
FESTIVAL DRESS: ’70s Tie Dye Maxi Dress with Angel Sleeves by ebv: everybody’s buying vintage
WHY I LOVE IT: I have been talking about this for months now, but I MUST have a tie dye party. I’m obsessed! Talk about a universal design that has no constraints.
This tie dye is light on the eyes, and channels Stevie Nicks boho chic style versus Grateful Dead psychedelic tie dyes swirls. Plus, the angel sleeves will look fab when you’re dancing to Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes in the middle of wide open field.
Note to readers: If you ever get the chance to see Edward Sharpe, DO NOT HESITATE! They are amazing in concert because they are a 12+ member band!
This is a great dress to pair with hurache sandals, or glam with bug eye sunglasses and as many bangles as you can possibly layer.
BID NOW! On Vintage Coalition
MARKET PUBLIQUE: THE VINTAGE MARKETPLACE
Check out Market Publique for the very best vintage pieces, curated in one digital place for one-stop-shopping and in my case … salivating!
MP is a born-and-raised product of Brooklyn, NYC thanks to the passion of co-founder Pamela Castillo. I first met Pamela when I was selling vintage at the market Artists & Fleas in 2008 — we’ve been friends, colleagues and inspiring people to each other ever since.
That’s what I love about vintage lovers themselves: Their enthusiasm for fashion translates into a general enthusiasm for LIFE ITSELF!
And stay tuned, because tomorrow you’ll get a chance to MEET Pamela as I show you how I styled 3 pieces of Market Publique vintage into three outfits using pieces from TOPSHOP! It’s a new video that I know you’ll all love watching — and voting on your favorite look as styled by me!
Until tomorrow, vintage lovers!
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