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Farmers Market Find

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Spotted today on the vintage racks at the Silver Lake Farmers Market, a pristine, cream knit coat with grass green buttons and trim, from the iconic 1960s label, Lilli Ann.

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March 9, 2013 at 11:32 am

Sweater Vest Revival

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It’s quite a shame that the sweater vest inherited such a terrible reputation, thanks in part to the likes of Rick Santorum and other conservative, white dudes.

Which brings us to this week’s assignment, to reinvigorate the sweater vest’s status among the proletariat, banishing all preconceived notions regarding this controversial, yet versatile and potentially fashion-forward basic.

This week, we are asking our understandably skeptical readers to discard their prejudices and entertain the sweater vest as we envision it for women: a mildly androgynous and wildly daring accoutrement. Preferably belted, to accentuate the waist, and layered over a crisp, buttoned up oxford or a sleek, monochromatic turtleneck. Accessorize an oxford with a vintage menswear tie for a preppy, business-y vibe. Or couple with a flowing maxi skirt for a 70s, Annie Hall feel. The ruffled ascot shirt paired with the Ralph Lauren vest below is absolutely inspired.

We have curated for you below a collection of the best sweater vests, all available on etsy and eBay right now, and all chosen for their ability to usher in a new era of the sweater vest. Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing.

Vintage 1970s belted sweater vest from ShuuShuubyLulu on etsy. $21.

Vintage 1970s tangerine, belted knit vest from ShuuShuubyLulu on esty. $20.

Vintage 1960s mossy wool sweater vest with belt from lilynymph on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1960s cable knit sweater vest from AtticAddictsVintage on etsy. $28.

New with tags Karl Lagerfeld belted sweater vest. Buy it Now auction on eBay for $34.99. The buyer is also accepting offers. I would offer $28.99.

Vintage Army green, moth-loved sweater vest from dirtybirdiesvintage on etsy. $22.

New with tags, Ralph Lauren belted sweater vest. Buy it Now auction on eBay. $69.

Vintage blue knit, open sweater vest on eBay. Current bid is $20.

Exquisite, vintage Dorce for LeRoy wool knit vest. Current bid on eBay is $35.

Not your Rick Santorum’s sweater vest. Vintage 1970s, Aztec-themed sweater vest on eBay. Buy it Now for $22.80 or make an offer.

Navy blue, belted Merino wool sweater vest from Tory Burch. Current bid on eBay is $51.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s turtleneck vest combo on eBay. Current bid is $9.

Vintage 1950s cherry, virgin wool vest. Love the unique wrap style. Current bid on eBay is $20.34.

Vintage Sears Men’s Store belted sweater vest. Current price on eBay is $26.24.

Gucci’s Angels

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Women’s Wear Daily today featured the amazing Gucci dress below, as seen on the runway for the label’s 2013 spring ready-to-wear collection. When I clicked through to the other photos from the collection, I spotted a throwback trend I’m excited to see coming back: The 1970s-era, post-space age, often monochromatic, tunic pants suit. Very Charlie’s Angels. Very Bianca Jagger. Page down for more on that. I feel a vintage pants suit post coming on. Stay tuned, disco queens.

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September 19, 2012 at 9:41 pm

How to Spend It

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This unexpected discovery is one of the reasons we love The Financial Times “How to Spend It” special issue. Designed for Marios Schwab‘s 2013 resort collection, this vintage-inspired swimsuit is made from terry cloth or “toweling” fabric with high-waist bottoms, sort of reminiscent of the 1950s, particularly when paired with the matching jacket cover-up (second photo below). For more retro beachwear looks, check out the rest of the Financial Times “How to Spend It” fashion section here.

Crazy for Courrèges

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Those of you who follow This Week’s Look know how much we covet vintage André Courrèges. That’s why this week we are thrilled to show you this rare 1960s Courrèges two-tone mod/space age dress. Look at that hand-written label, custom designed for Bonwit Teller. Just unbelievable. This dress is everything you would expect from a 1960s Courrèges, simple structure, clean lines, and very expensive (but the seller is accepting offers). Click on the images below to see the seller’s eBay listing. And click here to read more about the designer.

Featured Seller: Custom Vintage Replicas

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There’s a fantastic seller on etsy, who makes vintage-themed dresses and replicas like the one below, which was featured on Peggy Olsen in a series of season five promo shots. The seller will custom make the dress below (and a number of other designs) in your measurements in a variety of colors for $195. Click on the images below to see the seller’s listing. You can also visit their etsy storefront here to see all of their designs.

Pony Up

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In the 1970s and 1980s, riding the white pony rarely involved a tack shop. Recalling the the oft labeled ‘era of excess,’ this week we have curated for you a collection of disco and post-disco-era tops for guys and gals, all with equine-themed prints: rodeo, dressage, fantasy-corn, horse and buggy, Godfather, hunt club, Native American, polo, Anheuser-Busch, Jane Austen, Shetland, whatever your horse flavor, these primarily polyester ponies are ready to ride. Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing. Happy trails to you.

Vintage horse print top with back zip and tube cuffs from LostFoundLove on etsy. $22.

Vintage 1970s men’s Givenchy Victorian-themed carriage print button down from antique on etsy. $99.

Vintage 1970s equestrian print shirt dress on eBay. Current bid is $16.50.

Vintage unisex sparkling galloping horses t-shirt from NewmanHall on etsy. $22.

Vintage 1970s red equestrian turtleneck from FASHIONRERUN on etsy. $24.

Vintage 1980s wild horses button down shirt with pearly orange buttons from SecondHandAddiction on etsy. $10.50.

Vintage 1970s polyester lucky horseshoe blouse from BGVintageMart on etsy. $22.15.

Vintage 1970s men’s creamy polyester horse and rider disco shirt from Weirdorama on etsy. $41.

Vintage 1970s stretchy polyester disco blouse with horse landscape print. $18 on eBay.

Vintage Laurel Burch horse sweatshirt with metallic gold border from vivatiger on etsy. $23.

Vintage 1970s to 1980s prancing pony print blouse on eBay. $24.

Vintage Woolrich Native American print blouse from CheekyVintageCloset on etsy. $22.

Vintage 1970s Lady Manhattan sheer castle and horses print blouse from roadtripjournal on etsy. $30.

Vintage 1970s equestrian ribbed knit vest from ProseAndPalaver on etsy. $24.

Vintage silky polyester horse head print blouse from fuzzymama on etsy. $18.

Vintage 1970s horse print blouse from AndHowCowgirl on etsy. $20.

Not disco-era, but great vintage all the same. 1960s men’s riding crop print shirt from bottleblondevintage on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1970s cave drawing horse print shirt on eBay. $26.95

Vintage 1970s men’s nylon horse and bird print shirt from Kasifoundthis on etsy. $16.80.

Vintage unisex polyester button down horse print shirt with brass buttons from sustainablewearable on etsy. $44.99.