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Shopbop Sale

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This week we were lured from the usual vintage scene, enticed by some serious spring deals over at shopbop.com. Use the promo code INTHEFAMILY20 at checkout to get 20% off through April 18. Shopbop also offers free 3-day shipping and returns with no minimum order. Below are some of our favorite spring-inspired looks as seen on shopbop this week.

Striped silk Tory Burch blouse with removable neck tie.

Crepe dress with draped cowl overlay by Rachel Roy.

Rachel Roy cropped yellow suit slacks.

A.L.C. viscose and silk wrap dress.

Cosabella sheer stretch-lace boy shorts with scalloped edges. Comes in four spring colors.

Halston Heritage accordion pleated dress.

Gemma inverted facet citrine studs by Marc Jacobs.

Sass and Bide one shoulder dress.

Ribbed jersey maxi dress by Rachel Pally.

Tucker slim fit silk blouse.

Marc Jacobs hot dot bangle.

Monrow crepe maxi dress.

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Whisky Girl

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I’m a whisky girl. Are you? This pair of earrings features antique brass backings and textile taken from a vintage novel. Click on the image below to visit the seller’s etsy storefront. $13.

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February 22, 2012 at 12:07 pm

Gentleman’s Agreement

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I admit we have neglected the men on This Week’s Look lately. To remedy that, we plowed the depths of eBay and etsy this week to bring you some of the finest haberdashery around. Most of these wool coats and jackets are vintage, some are not, but any one of them will surely make you the most debonair dude on deck. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

The “James Bond” double breasted, belted wool jacket on eBay. $95 with free shipping.

The “Pete Campbell” vintage 1960s silk and wool blend sport coat from OneTrickChassis on etsy. $48.

The “Cameo” vintage 1960s charcoal flecked wool coat from TripleGemini on etsy. $145.

The “Don Draper” vintage 1960s wool flannel sport coat from FabGabs on etsy. $58.

Vintage Pendleton single breasted wool coat from KeyAcquisitions on etsy. $40.

The “99 Percent” vintage 1950s Army issued wool coat from BetaPorHomme on etsy. $48.

The “Highlander” vintage hooded wool overcoat with faux horn buttons from BrightWall on etsy. $90.

The “British Invasion” vintage 1960s Carnaby Street wool coat from iandrummondvintage on etsy. $149.

The “French Connection” vintage 1960s navy blue, double breasted coat. Made in France. Current bid on eBay $135 with free shipping.

The “Donnie Brasco” vintage 1970s wool coat with faux fur collar and lining from LiliesValleyVintage on etsy. $125.

This avant-garde, anime-inspired asymmetrical wool blend coat comes in black or grey. $160 on eBay with free shipping.

The “Cowboy” vintage “Crownwear for Carl Putzer” overcoat with removable plaid liner and western yoke. Current bid on eBay $39.99.

The “Officer and a Gentleman” vintage 1970s never worn, Italian Navy officer’s coat. $150 on eBay with free shipping.

The “Roger Sterling” vintage wool overcoat with faux fur collar from BrightWall on etsy. $80.

The “Echo Park” vintage tweed blazer with suede elbow patches from TandemNorthwest on etsy. $40.

Vintage original Swiss Army wool overcoat from BetaPorHomme on etsy. $98.

Vintage wool jacket with Greek key pattern and faux fur collar and lining from bytheway on etsy. $75.

You’ll be ready for smoking cigars and sipping brandy after the fox hunt in this grey wool Trachten jacket. Current bid on eBay $149.

The “Inspector Gadget” vintage extra-slim, belted Donegal tweed trench coat. Current bid on eBay $74.50.

Vintage 1970s double breasted wool coat. Made in Germany. Current bid on eBay $130.

Vintage French Air Force wool officer’s coat from RueBroc on etsy. $61.75.

In a Mod Mood

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Also in a cheap mood. So here’s a selection of inexpensive, vintage modernist/abstract jewelry I found on etsy this week. Click on each image to see the full listing.

Vintage 1960s seashell modernist pendant on extra-long 24″ chain from atlasfalcon on etsy. $12.95. New old stock/unworn condition. The seller seems to have a few of these so snap one up now.

Vintage 1960s modernist sculptural necklace from VastVessels on etsy. $34.

Vintage signed Trifari abstract enamel pendant from sirensword on etsy. $12.

A little something for the man in your life. Or for the woman who likes to wear cufflinks (I know I do). Vintage 1970s square wood cufflinks from penorus on etsy. $12.

Vintage stacked milk glass earrings from LisaWitmerCollection on etsy. $8.

Vintage Avon Town and Country faux tortoise necklace from vimvigorvintage on etsy. $12.

Orangey red lucite ring from sirensword on etsy. $3.

Vintage 1970s giant space age pendant on double strand chain from joysshop on etsy. $11.95.

Vintage Sarah Coventry space age seagull brooch from flotisserie on etsy. $10.

I own one of these and it is truly spectacular. Vintage Avon mod pendant on 24″ chain from izzysvintagegarden on etsy. $12.

Vintage Avon modernist pendant on 18″ chain from penorus on etsy. $8.

Vintage copper abstract dangle earrings from thecoppercat on etsy. $8.

Vintage 1970s modernist pendant on triple strands from Holliezhobbiez on etsy. $9.99.

Vintage modernist tic-tac-toe brooch from Cucumberologists on etsy. $12.

Giant vintage mod earrings from smallandmousey on etsy. $12.

Give Yourself a Woody

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Vintage wood bracelet and pendant on eBay. Made in Honduras. $40.

Retro wenge pendant on oxidized sterling chain from juliehandmain on etsy. $50.

A trio of teak bracelets on eBay. $40 or make an offer.

Vintage wood bracelet and pendant on eBay. Made in Honduras. $40.

Vintage butterscotch bakelite and wood dangle bracelet on eBay. $28.

Vintage wood bracelet and pendant on eBay. Made in Honduras. On sale now for $19.99 (marked down from $40).

Wood and silver square bangle on eBay. Made in Bali. $45 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s faux wood grain and silver tone pendant from GeneralWhimsy2 on etsy. $12.

Vintage wood bracelet and matching earrings on eBay. $30 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s geometric necklace, bracelet, earrings set from maryangelasjewels on etsy. $50.

Vintage laminated wood and lucite square bangle on eBay. $30.

Vintage silver tone and walnut pendant from vintagealcove on etsy. $10.50.

A set of five vintage 1950s-1970s lucite and wood bracelets and earrings on eBay. $20.

Vintage orange lucite resin and wood stretch bracelet on eBay. $38.50 or make an offer.

Vintage wood and brass relief pendant from PLYTHOS on etsy. $46.

Vintage two-tone glossy wooden bangle on eBay. $30 or make an offer.

A pair of modernist wooden bangles on eBay. Current bid $16.

Vintage faux wood clamper bracelet on eBay. $19.99.

Vintage faux wood and gold tone bracelet on eBay. $23.

Gorgeous vintage wood and brass pendant on eBay. $12.

Vintage faux wood grain stretch bracelet on eBay. $44.

Fashion Files: André Courrèges

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André Courrèges, self-proclaimed inventor of the mini-skirt, launched his ultra-modern ‘Space Age’ collection in 1964 and went on to become one of the most copied fashion designers of all time. A former civil engineer, Courrèges’ clothes were sharp, angular and mathematically designed. His clean-cut collection included trouser suits with immaculately cut straight legs and streamlined jackets. The look was created using heavyweight gabardines and other heavy fabrics to maintain a rigid structure. He also employed PVC, metal and plastic in many of his designs.  

Today, vintage Courrèges pieces from the 1960s are rare and can sell for hundreds of dollars. Below are some vintage Courrèges items found on eBay and etsy this week. Click on each image to see the full listing.

Courrèges red wool gabardine mini-dress, 1964. Photo credit: Victoria & Albert Museum. Dress donated by Stavros Niarchos.

Vintage Courrèges “Eskimo” sunglasses. Current bid $162.47 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s Courrèges Sunkist orange PVC jacket from TimelessVixenVintage on etsy. $550.

Vintage Courrèges cap toe patent gogo boots from pamcoco on etsy. $335.

Vintage Courrèges lavender a-line dress from vintagedresscloset on etsy. $395.

Vintage Courrèges purple PVC vest by pamcoco on etsy. $525.

Vintage Courrèges dress with mesh back from violentvintage on etsy. $390.

Vintage 1960s Courrèges structured jacket from EndlessAlley on etsy. $110.

Mod Courrèges orange vinyl wallet from snapitupvintage on etsy. $175.

Vintage Courrèges modernist earrings from popgoesmyvintage on etsy. $40.

Vintage Courrèges black vinyl purse from snapitupvintage on etsy. $285.

Vintage Courrèges “Futur Couture” dress. $690 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s Courrèges ivory wool and mohair dress from thriffany on etsy. Also available in black. $250.

Vintage 1960s Courrèges navy blue handbag from TheMysteryDrawer on etsy. $150.

Vintage Courrèges stamped enamel necklace. $95 on eBay.

Vintage Courrèges sheer sweater from violentvintage on etsy. $120.

Vintage Courrèges sweater with drawstring waist. $109.99 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s Courrèges silk scarf. $160 on eBay.

Vintage Courrèges “Sport Futur” dress. $213.34 on eBay.

Vintage Courrèges sunglasses frames on eBay. $85.

Vintage Courrèges Hyperbole wool jacket. $699.95 on eBay.

Vintage Courrèges sculptural sunglasses. $980 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s Courrèges cashmere blend turtleneck sweater. $70 on eBay.

Don’t Call It a Statement

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Fashion critics are so in love with “statement” pieces these days (eye roll). It’s not that I don’t believe a hat or a piece of jewelry can make a statement, but putting the word “statement” in front of a noun has become so ubiquitous in fashion magazines and on TV shows that it often refers to a wide range of gaudy sins.

This Fall, don’t try to make a statement with your fashion. Instead, just be yourself and wear what you think is fun and cool. You know what I think is fun and cool? Vintage pendants and necklaces from the 1970s. I particularly covet Lanvin’s lucite pendants from that era. I also love Trifari, Sarah Coventry, Coro, Avon, Miriam Haskell, Napier, Whiting and Davis. Yes, many of the necklaces from this era are chunky, but don’t call it a statement. Don’t call it anything. Just wear it, and when someone begs to know where you got it, that’s when you can make your official statement.

Unfortunately, my jewelry armoire is at capacity at the moment. However, just because I can’t acquire anything new doesn’t mean you have to go without. Here are some of the 1970s-era necklaces I would buy today if I had the storage space. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage Lanvin signed necklace and earring set from ChicDeuxChic on etsy. $595.

Vintage 1970s “key party” pendant from Elsewind on etsy. $24.

Vintage 1977 Givenchy necklace with geometric pendant from gathersalot on etsy. $147.

Vintage Trifari white lucite necklace from mooivintage on etsy. $79.

Vintage 1970s egg shaped pendant necklace from lapoubellevintage on etsy. $24.

Vintage Trifari cream and green spinner necklace from mooivintage on etsy. $225.

Vintage 1970s Napier lucite choker from PRELOVEVINTAGE on etsy. $39.99.

Vintage Trifari black and silver enamel necklace from mooivintage on etsy. $59.

Vintage 1970s Avon Town and Country (I love that name) tortoise shell pendant by nickandnessies on etsy. $24.

Vintage Trifari modernist necklace and earrings from mooivintage on etsy. $99.

Vintage 1970s Whiting & Davis gold mesh bib necklace from stilettogirl on etsy. $62.

Vintage Egyptian revival enamel pendant from theCollectedCollage on etsy. $55.

Leos! Vintage 1970s lion head pendant with amber foiled cabochons for eyes from twinheartsvintage on etsy. $46.

Vintage (unsigned) 1970s Egyptian-inspired choker from bigyellowtaxivintage on etsy. $45.

Vintage 1970s white enamel and gold tone modernist pendant from fmvintage on etsy. $22.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vintage Crown Trifari “waterfall” necklace. Same necklace (different color) Meryl Streep wore in The Devil Wears Prada. $39 on eBay.