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Featured Seller: Poppycock Vintage

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The only thing we here at This Week’s Look adore more than vintage hats is a vintage hat sale. Poppycock Vintage on etsy is currently testing our post-holiday spending willpower with a fantastic sale through December 31. They have an incredible selection of vintage chapeaux, so reasonably priced, we may have no choice but to pawn all of the Christmas presents we received in order to buy them all.

This week, we have assembled for you a selection of our favorites from Poppycock’s etsy storefront, all on sale right now. Click on each image below to see the individual listing, and follow Poppycock on Facebook for regular sale announcements.

Vintage 1960s Christian Dior beehive toque with jeweled trim:



Vintage 1960s creamy cocoa wool hat by Sears Fashions:





Vintage 1960s mod, thick lambskin, mottled fur hat lined in a soft jersey knit:



Vintage 1960s high crown, domed straw hat with velvet hat band by Mr. John:



Vintage 1960s classic wool felt cloche:



Vintage 1970s tan wool felt bowler with tassel and leather hat band:




Vintage 1960s shaggy wool cloche with buckle trim:




Vintage 1960s, adorable and cozy faux fur leopard hat:



Vintage 1960s royal purple velour beaded pillbox:




Vintage 1970s velvet pageboy cap:


Back to School

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This Week’s Look is back from summer vacation and the fall/winter shopping is already in progress. In preparation for the imminent seasonal shift, earlier this summer we scored a couple pairs of vintage, leather driving gloves and a 1970s caramel leather blazer at cheap heatwave prices. This jacket will probably top a black and white striped, long-sleeved, crew neck t-shirt and skinny jeans. But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here. There’s a heat wave presently plaguing us here in southern California, so we’re going to have to put those treasures on hold until further notice.

The rest of you, however, are already picking up on the first signs of autumn. Instagram is full of snapshots featuring falling orange leaves and light jackets. For you, this week we have curated a collection of vintage leather blazers, as seen on etsy and eBay. Click on each image below to see the individual listing.

Vintage cinnamon leather blazer with faux fur collar from silkwormvintage on etsy. $62.

Vintage fitted, caramel leather jacket from InglenookMarket on etsy. $43.

Vintage 1970s cognac kid leather blazer on eBay. $73.

Vintage whiskey stained leather, fitted cafe racer jacket on eBay. $125 or make an offer.

Vintage chestnut suede blazer from silkwormvintage on etsy. $52.

Oops. It’s sideways. Oh well. Here’s a vintage reddish brown, two-button leather blazer on eBay. $80 or make an offer.

Vintage 1970s tawny suede blazer from zorra666 on etsy. $24.99.

Style tip. Wear this 1970s black and white striped top under your caramel leather blazer. Deadstock cotton top from FrocksnFrillsVintage on etsy. $23.

Vintage 1980s A&F New York grey leather blazer from dollpartschicago on etsy. $58.

Vintage 1990s oxblood leather blazer from NakedVintage on etsy. $34.

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September 14, 2012 at 8:11 pm

Summer at Home

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While we traditionally focus on style for the body, today we are bringing to you some of our favorite summer elements of style for the home, as seen on etsy this week. Click on each image below to see the seller’s listing.

Chestnut paper origami lampshade in autumn yellow by nellianna on etsy. $115.

Vintage battery operated starburst clock from PhatDog on etsy. $142.

BYOB. Bring your own mixed specialty drink to the party with this vintage one gallon pink “Therm A Jug” from BrooklynStVintage on etsy. $38.

Barcelona-themed atomic red leatherette bench on birch frame from KLUpholstery on etsy. $345.

Mid-century modern Danish style table lamp from riverviewgems on etsy. $25.

Vintage 1970s mod op art psychedelic wall clock from badeye on etsy. $125.

Set of six retro owl coasters in blue and yellow from DesertBlossomVintage on etsy. $8.

Vintage bar ware is it. Check out this gold-trimmed red ice bucket, perfect for scotch on the rocks and sex with secretaries from TheCookieClutch on etsy. $32.

I really want this. I shouldn’t even be showing it to you. Vintage 1970s glass cheese dome from CarnivalOfTheManiac on etsy. $24.77.

Vintage 1960s modernist starburst clock from thegroove on etsy. $64.95.

Vintage drinking glasses from ancienesthetique on etsy. $15.

The Whalen

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A spectacular pair of sleek Beatles-inspired boots with a special John Fluevog design punched into the toe. The Fluevog Whalen. Comes in black or blue. Regularly $259, on sale now for $179. Click on the image below or visit to see it from like a bazillion angles.

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January 26, 2012 at 8:03 pm

Lingerie by I.D. Sarrieri

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I recently discovered lingerie by I.D. Sarrieri and am in love nearly every piece in the collection. There’s some retro pinup styles but without being too kitschy. There are some nice classics too. Below are a few of my favorite pieces. Click on each image below to see the the listing. Also, check out the “outlet” tab on their website for some great prices.

From the “Ava” collection, a long-sleeved Chantilly lace bodysuit.

Bleumarine silk satin stretched over demi-cups trimmed in Chantilly lace. Removable straps.

Midnight Chantilly lace boxers with bleumarine trim.

High waist brief with detachable garters in champagne or black.

An embroidered leather bra that somehow comes off sweet and not fetish. Hidden wire and stretch silk satin.

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January 11, 2012 at 11:09 pm

Chartreuse Set

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Marilyn Monroe was buried in chartreuse, the color of her favorite Pucci dress. Chartreuse is a tricky color. It’s somewhere between green and yellow and I’m never quite sure if I love it or hate it. But today I am enamored with it because I found this unusual, vintage suede purse with matching gloves, both wrapped in brown leather trim. $50 on eBay. Click on the images below to see the listing.

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November 21, 2011 at 3:12 pm

Have a Cowl

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Scarves are great, but sometimes a girl (or a guy) needs a cowl. Although, when men wear them I think they’re called gaiters.

Whatever you call them, I prefer tightly crocheted or knitted neck warmers with functional buttons because they offer more flexibility; you can go for a prim buttoned up look, a partially buttoned open collar look, or let it hang loosely down your shoulders like a capelet. Most cowls are also easy to stash in your purse or bag when not in use (depending on the size of your bag that is). One more thing, if you’re the fashionable type, definitely stay away from fleece cowls. Unless you’re going for that extreme camping look.

The absolute best place to find original, handmade cowls is etsy of course. Below are some of my favorites (there’s even one for dogs). Click on each image to see the listing.

Wool and acrylic blend gaiter in a warm curry spice. Made by gypseatree on etsy. $37. Other colors available by request.

The “Elizabeth I” crocheted neck ruff in mustard made by DesiredCrochet on etsy. $17.

Here’s a unisex, hand knitted acrylic cowl made by KYSAA on etsy. $20.

Dogs get chilly too! The Brown Barker here is a custom neck warmer/hood for dogs, made-to-order by HippiePups on etsy. $30.

Recycled, buttery soft leather and angora neck warmer from MacolieMonster on etsy. $36.

Brown, green and black ruffled acrylic scarf from Periay on etsy. $18.

Cranberry wool-blend cowl with functional buttons, handmade by WindyCityKnits on etsy. $30.

Mary Poppins would be proud to sport this ruffly cowl adorned with vintage buttons, made by CheshireFarm on etsy. $15.

Super-chunky, cable knit neck warmer made by LaimaShop on etsy. $68.

A beautifully simple and inexpensive teal cowl with vintage seashell button. Made by Witherwood on etsy. $9.

OK, I know I said no fleece, but the fleece is hidden on the inside here so it’s totally acceptable. Upcycled plaid neck warmer from OhMaudlinMe on etsy. $30.

Adjustable buttoned cowl made by Witherwood on etsy. $7.

Snuggly neck warmer reconstructed from a vintage faux mink coat, complete with black satin ties. Made by SewTrendy on etsy. $30.

Look at the versatility of this dark purple, crocheted cowl. The three functional buttons give you so many options. Made by TallentedCrafts on etsy. $12.

Perk up your drab winter with this sunshiny yellow neck warmer with orange toggle button by akphotoncrafts on etsy. $10.

Another highly versatile cowl made by wearaddiction on etsy. $17.50.

Elegant hand knitted leaf cowl made from 100% merino wool by LeafyDesign on etsy. $55.

OK, so maybe you’re not ready to commit to a cowl. Here’s one that’s a little bit cowl, a little bit scarf, complete with wood buttons. Made by FrogSong on etsy. $15.

100% cashmere, double-thick, brioche stitch, extra-tall cowl in steel blue. Made by kimbarelli on etsy. $49.95.

A striking caped cowl in 100% wool with wood toggle button. Made by lightist on etsy. $95.

20 Vintage Coats Under $80

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Most are actually under $50! Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s red wool military princess coat with faux fur trim. Current bid on eBay $20.

Vintage 1970s princess cut belted coat on eBay. Current bid $35.

Whoa. Like whoa. Vintage 1960s Lilli Ann knit dress and matching coat with fur trim. Current bid on eBay $62.50.

Vintage 1970s lipstick red belted spy trench. $65 on eBay.

Incredible vintage ivory wool, mohair and leather coat on eBay. Current bid $10.

Vintage Pendleton wool plaid coat on eBay. Current bid $15.

Vintage 1950s to 1960s elegant wool coat on eBay. Current bid $34.99.

Vintage 1970s camel coat with chocolate faux fur collar. Current bid on eBay $14.99.

Vintage 1960s mod green belted coat with silver buttons. $55 on eBay.

Vintage double-breasted, nicely tailored short trench on eBay. $30.

Vintage 1960s belted fur short coat on eBay. Current bid $35.

Vintage 1960s double-breasted mini trench. $45 on eBay.

Vintage 1970s belted plaid trench coat on eBay. Current bid $35.

Vintage 1950s to 1960s leopard print faux fur jacket with belt. Current bid on eBay $24.99.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s plaid Pendleton cape on eBay. Current bid $24.95.

Vintage 1960s chocolate brown faux fur coat on eBay. Current bid $8.99.

Vintage double-breasted lightweight knit coat. $45 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s plaid double-breasted coat on eBay. Current bid $19.99.

Vintage 1960s to 1970s navy blue belted coat with fleece lining. $24.99 on eBay.

OK, so this isn’t very fall/winter, but it’s so amazing I had to show you. Vintage 1960s candy striped, belted trench coat. $76 on eBay.

Vintage Tall Boots in Larger Sizes

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For my sister, who has humongoloid feet (just kidding, just kidding), today we are featuring vintage (and new but vintage-y) knee-high boots in larger sizes for women. I wear size 8.5 to 9, so I tend to look for vintage shoes that measure about 10.25 to 10.50 inches from heel to toe and about 3.25 inches across. The boots listed here today are size 9.5 and larger. As vintage sizing can vary dramatically from modern sizing, don’t go by the size marked, look at the actual measurements. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

My sister’s feet, pictured above left. Look at them. Just look at them. Also, that’s my niece Devyn in the middle and me on the right.

Vintage 1970s merlot suede boots, size 9.5, from digvintageclothing on etsy. $57.

Vintage Bruno Magli crocodile embossed boots, size 39.5, on eBay. Starting bid $90.

Vintage suede buckle boots, size 9.5, on eBay. Starting bid $45.

Vintage 1970’s knee high leather boots, size 10.5, from FreestyleVintageCo on etsy. $55.

Vintage cranberry knee boots, size 40 or 9.5, from stellahsgroove on etsy. $60.

Vintage Italian tan leather boots, size 41, on eBay. $80.

Vintage 1980s gray leather boots, size 10, from 20twentyvintage on etsy. $62.

Vintage 1970s burgundy leather boots, size 10, from DecadesBaltimore on etsy. $60.

Vintage taupe leather knee boots, marked size 10, from shopgoodgrace on etsy. $33.

Vintage 1970s burgundy leather boots, size 9.5 or 40, on eBay. $47.

Vintage 1970s red leather boots, size 11, from Spelfenmeisje on etsy. $38.

Vintage suede flat boots, size 10, from FiregypsyVintage on etsy. $65.

Vintage fur lined moon boots, size 10, from artstylefashion on etsy. $50.

Vintage 1980s Gloria Vanderbilt bisque leather knee boots, size 10, from arabiannight on etsy. $52.

Vintage 1990s burgundy leather boots, size 11, from funkykittyvintage on etsy.

Vintage Westies boots, size 10, from TXvintagebootsshoes on etsy. $55.

Vintage 1960 to 1970s buttery platform boots, size 10, made in Brazil. $400 on eBay, or make an offer.

Vintage Aigner oxblood knee boots, size 9.5, on eBay. $125.

Vintage Italian suede boots, size 9.5, on eBay. $69 or make an offer.

New Twiggy London red suede boots, size 9.5, on eBay. $60.

New cayenne rain galoshes at, size 40. $50.

1966: Mod Men

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The “Mad Men” season four finale was set in October 1965, so we can logically assume that the fifth season, premiering in March 2012, will be set in 1966, the same year a subway strike brought New York City to a standstill. I can’t wait to see how they integrate that into the show.

1966 was a year of ups. Inflation was up, race tensions were high, the war in Vietnam was escalating, hemlines soared, and the U.S. and Soviets were involved in a little space race to the moon. Up, up and away! 1966 also marked the year the Black Panther Party was formed and when feminists founded the National Organization for Women (NOW).

On the fashion front, 1966 was all about London’s Carnaby Street look. André Courrèges had recently invented go-go boots and the mini-skirt, Pierre Cardin was doing the space age thing and Twiggy, dubbed “The Face of 1966,” dominated fashion magazines.   

This week, we are getting in the mod mood with some 1960s-flavored shoes and boots. Get them now before season five begins and you will be way ahead of the curve. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

Vintage 1960s space age white patent pumps on eBay. $75.

Vintage 1960s patent leather white and caramel shoes from whiteflufflyclouds on etsy. $46.

Vintage 1960s white buckle loafers on eBay. $35.

Vintage Florsheim white and brown leather loafers on eBay. $35.

Vintage 1960s CHRISTIAN DIOR mod gladiator heels on etsy. $178 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s white patent mary janes from DJVintage on etsy.

Vintage 1960s white patent leather heels from salvagehouse on etsy. $20.

Vintage 1960s beige patent leather heels from 101Vintage on etsy. $19.

Vintage new old stock 1960s white patent leather loafer pumps from llandr on etsy. $34.

Vintage “Joyce of California” white leather mary janes on eBay. $45.

Vintage dead stock 1960s mod white shoes with tassel. $50 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s NEVER WORN navy blue patent loafers from Mirror Mirror Boutique. $70.

Insta-gators! Transform your shoes into go-go boots. Vintage 1960s black vinyl go-go stockings from snapitupvintage on etsy. $110.

Vintage 1960s mod leather boots, made in Brazil. From suffer4fashionvintag on etsy. $50.

Jones New York off-white square toe ankle boots on eBay. Current bid $7.99.

Vintage 1960s go-go boots on eBay. $50 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s white vinyl go-go boots from alfa3 on etsy. $90.

Vintage Twiggy white patent leather short boots from GreatShoesandBags on etsy. $60.

Vintage 1960s red patent go-go boots from Mirror Mirror Boutique. $65.

PRADA black leather mid-calf boots on eBay. $170 or make an offer.

Vintage 1960s gold metallic stretch boots from hillbillyfilly on etsy. $72.

Vintage 1960s dead stock go-go boots from snapitupvintage on etsy. $158.

Vintage 1960s white patent gladiator boots from retrothreadz on etsy. $300.

Vintage 1970s cream stretch vinyl go-go boots on eBay. Buy it Now for $9.99.

Vintage 1960s white leather cutout boots from sadiedeluxe on etsy. $165.

Vintage 1970s navy blue stretch vinyl go-go boots on eBay. Buy it Now for $9.99.

Vintage 1960s golden metallic go-go boots from retrothreadz on etsy. $125.