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VINTAGE STYLIST: Relive the 80's

In the fashion world, when you think about 80's style, you think about some of the most popular trends in that era. 80's introduce significant styles and designs that inspire many designers today. This style will allow you to embrace and revive some of the fashion world in the 80's.

White Floral Peplum Pouf Vintage Dress: $108.00 www.boroughvintage.com
Gold Tone Rope Link 80's Chain Neckless: $38.00  www.boroughvintage.com
Giuseppe Zanotti Gold Chain Ankle Strap Sandals: $379.00 www.barneys.com

VINTAGE STYLIST: Express your style with Maxi

The history of Maxi Dresses are wonderful. This generation of fashion change the dress code for wearing certain silhouettes, particularly Maxi Dresses. Most people consider Maxi Dresses to only be worn during summer vacations and tropical trips, but with the right style and accessories, you can wear it for any occasion from work to play to pretty much anywhere. For example, the link below show our latest display of a yellow maxi dress that can be styled in many ways. You can style the dress it with some comfortable wedge sandals and bright accessories . This dress would be perfect for day gatherings, cocktail events, or just to wear on a beautiful sunny day. Express yourself with Maxi!


SOLD ITEMS: The Perfect Pebble Drawstring Bag

VINTAGE STYLIST: How to Wear Leather + Denim

  1. Acid Wash Denim Jacket; www.boroughvintage.com
  2. Leopard Print Leather Skirt; Borough Vintage
  3. Chain Link Bracelet; www.shopbop.com
  4. Leather Clutch; www.boroughvintage.com
  5. Leopard Bootie; www.barneys.com
Acid Wash Denim Jacket; Available By Request
Leather Clutch; $36

Leopard Leather Skirt; Available By Request

VINTAGE INSPIRATION: How to wear plaid coats
It's unmistakable, vintage plaid coats are one of my favorite buys.  The oversize pattern and variety of combinations, make plaid one of the most eye catching designs.

Photo Credits

ITEM OF THE DAY: Blue Embossed Clutch
A pop of color always adds interest to a neutral outfit.  Sure, you could wear that safe black purse - but, why not surprise everyone with a fun cobalt blue purse?  This vintage embossed clutch is the perfect option to transition from day to evening.
Blue Embossed Clutch

  • Snap off straps
  • Converts to a clutch
  • Interior zip pocket
  • Snap closure
  • Embossed

VINTAGE ICON: Tamara Dobson
Occupation: Film and television actress, fashion model
Born: May 14, 1947
Notable Role: Cleopatra Jones

VINTAGE RENTALS: An Elegant Rustic Missouri Campground Wedding: Amanda + Mike
I am happy to share a recent wedding from Borough Vintage Rentals!  Amanda & Mike's wedding took place at KOA campground s outside of Saint Louis.  We supplied vintage brass candlesticks, vintage mix&match china, and antique silverware as part of the wedding decor.  The Green Wedding Shoes blog recently featured an editorial of the wedding. 

Here are a few pictures of the gorgeous wedding.
Vintage Silverware via Borough Vintage Rentals
Vintage Silverware via Borough Vintage Rentals

Vintage Silverware via Borough Vintage Rentals
Vintage Silverware via Borough Vintage Rentals

Vintage Brass Candlesticks via Borough Vintage Rentals
Vintage Brass Candlesticks via Borough Vintage Rentals

Vintage Brass Candlesticks via Borough Vintage Rentals
Vintage Brass Candlesticks via Borough Vintage Rentals

Vintage Brass Candlesticks via Borough Vintage Rentals
Vintage Brass Candlesticks via Borough Vintage Rentals

Vintage Brass Candlesticks via Borough Vintage Rentals
Vintage Brass Candlesticks via Borough Vintage Rentals

Vintage Mix&Match China via Borough Vintage Rentals
Vintage China via Borough Vintage Rentals
If you haven't checked out our full assortment of rental items - head over to the rental site.  We have the perfect items to add a special touch to weddings, engagement parties, baby showers, and anniversaries.
Photos Courtesy of: YEAH Weddings

ITEM OF THE DAY: Vintage Dooney & Bourke Purse
If you are partial to lightly pebbled leather - you will love vintage Dooney & Bourke purses.  Currently seen on street style fashion blogs, the brand's vintage styles are seeing a resurgence among fashion trendsetters.

vintage dooney & bourke purse
Pebbled Cross Body Bag

  • Adjustable Straps
  • Logo Fob
  • Buckle Front
  • Interior Zip Pocket
  • Brass Hardware
  • Made in the USA

Fall Coat Preview
Fall is upon us, and that means beautiful fall coats are hitting the website.  Here is a peek at our upcoming selection.  Fill out the form below to get more information on any of our Preview coats.

Army Coat

Fringe Festival Coat

Persian Lamb Cape

English Tweed Coat

Pink Silk Bomber

Plaid Reversible Cape

Royal Velvet Cape

Seaform Ultrasuede Jacket 

Green Boucle Coat

The Charming CWE FLEA

This Saturday (10/19/2013) is the last day for the CWE Flea - Located at 449 N. Euclid.  We've had a blast over the past weekends.  If you want to see our selection in person, be sure to join us from 9am-2pm.

Vintage Stylist: Mixing Florals
VINTAGE STYLIST:  Don't be afraid to wear bold floral prints.  We paired our 1990s ESCADA Slingback Pumps with a 70s Sundress and Hobe' Earrings - to create a floral on floral outfit that works.

Here are some more floral inspirations...

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Stocked: Vintage Shoes from the 1970s
We've been filling the store with shoes from the 1970s.  Here are some of this week's favorites.

Handpainted NANDO MUZI Shoes

1970s Braided Sandals

1970s Hush Puppies Shoe

1970s Saks Fifth Avenue PeepToe Pump

Vintage Stylist: Bohemian Luxe
This week we added lots of vintage accessories to the store.  First up, is our collection of vintage tooled belts - that can complement many different outfits.

Atzec Tooled Leather Belt

Multi Color Braided Belt

1970s Pink Tooled Belt

1970s Anne Klein for Calderon Belt

1940s Gas Can
This vintage metal gas can was originally intended to hold gas or oil. Now, use it to water your plants with style. Or, use it as an attractive, industrial metal flower vase.
This item can be purchased or rented for events

Item of the Day: 1950s Plus Size Dress
Blue Tribal Print
Size 16/18
A great vintage 1950s PLUS SIZE shirt dress in a blue tribal print. Adorned with ten decorative bronze buttons down the center and two belt loops - it would look great belted with a chunky knit cardigan, paired with leather gladiator flats and a chunky accessories.
Purchase on-line or schedule a local pick-up.

Item of the Day: 1940s Boho Dress
Prairie  Style Print Maxi
Size 2
This 1940s dress has a green medallion print, mandarin collar, short ruffled sleeves, midriff yoke and a metal back zipper for closure. It would look great paired with heavy metal accessories and a strappy metallic sandal.
Find this dress on-line.  Also available for local pick-up.

Item of the Day: In the clear sandals
Amalfi by Rangoni Sandals
In the Clear
Size 7 1/2
An oh, so Hollywood pair of vintage Amalfi by Rangoni slingback sandals made in black patent leather with a low ankle strap with a gold buckle. It would look great with a graphic suit and lucite accessories.
Can be purchased on-line or local pick-up option is available.

Inspiration Photo Shoot: Summer Brunch
We recently had the opportunity to have our vintage china and flatware featured in a lovely photo shoot that was conceived by Bliss Events and featured in Regale Magazine. Using summer brunch as the theme - this shoot was filled with peach and teal accents, refreshing summer cocktails, and an outdoor setting.

Photos by: SHDPhotography

Item of the day: Full Circle
XS - 25" Waist
A great vintage, handmade striped woven skirt, with side pockets, 1 hook and snaps for closure. It would look great with camisole and denim jacket with woven flats. 

Available On-Line.  Local Pick-up Option.

Item of the day: Boho Chic
Size 6
A vibrant vintage 1970s printed sheath dress with a standing ruffle collar, billowy sleeves and a back zipper for closure.  It would look great paired with knee highs, suede fringe booties and a crossbody bag.
 Available On-line.  Local Pick-up Option.

Item of The Day: Topped Off
Emerald Green
Available On-line.  Local Pick-up Option.

Alive Magazine Hot List 2013 Winner!
Thank you to Alive Magazine for voting Borough Vintage as the "Best Vintage" store in St. Louis.  We appreciate the support and recognition.  We look forward to many more years of providing a vintage lifestyle to Saint Louis and beyond through our website!

Vintage Textile Prints
I had a wonderful time shopping for new items for the store yesterday.  I am obsessed with prints and patterns, so my picks reflect my current mood.  Here are some of the vintage textiles that will be featured in the store soon.

Vintage Florals: Dresses + Fine China
We've found a vintage match.  Our  mismatched vintage china from our rental website, matches perfectly with the spring time floral dresses from the 1960s, 70s, and 80s.  How Pretty!

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