The Best of Vintage: Cheshire Vintage


As I continue with my “Best of Vintage” series to find the best places to shop for all things retro, I have found that many of the vintage online stores are found on Etsy………….atleast the ones offering the best selection for the best prices.
I follow the featured store, Cheshire Vintage on Instagram which has been quite helpful because their posts keeps you up to date on their current inventory.

Check them out, especially if you are a fan of the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s era of fashion.
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How To Shop: Vintage

The idea (for this post) just popped in my head the other day as I was reviewing a lot of the Resort wear ’16 collections on various websites.
It appears that vintage styles are currently trending in many of the designer collections (Yaaaayy!!!!).
Since I am a lover of all things vintage, I wanted to offer you some tips on how to shop for vintage styles. To be quite honest, there are not many. Actually, come to think of it, I can only think of one:
Steer clear of anything that makes you look like you’re wearing a costume (unless that’s your objective). Select styles that you can incorporate into your everyday wear.


The ultimate goal is to look like you’re wearing vintage yet modern.


I will do my best to highlight awesome online vintage stores, like the one featured, RietaPieVintage (I found their Etsy store and saw all kinds of hearts in my eyeballs. 🙂 )


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ChalleBrown Style Corner: Where to Shop

Often times people will come up to me and say “Hey, I love your style. Where do you shop for your clothes?”. My response is generally “Everywhere” because the person may not really want know all the places.  A few stores at best.

Well, truth is I do shop “Everywhere” but I am brand loyal to where I purchase my clothes. If I like your product, whether it’s a unique boutique, Goodwill or a designer store, I will patronize it forever.
Here are some of my favorite spots (in no particular order):

Nordstrom Rack
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Nordstrom Rack has all the designer clothing like Free People, Michael Kors, DKNY and others for 50%-75% off. I found a pair of wide leg Free People jeans for $44.00. (How cool is that?) Plus their jewelry is DYNOMITE!!! (in my JJ from Good Times voice).

Vintage Shops
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I have a favorite store in my hometown that I frequent quite often because I find some of the best 70’s maxi dresses.  I visit the shop so much the owner gave me a honorary coupon for 20% off.

Forever 21
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Okay, so who doesn’t shop at Forever 21? (crickets….)

Goodwill
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Good store. Good prices. With a little effort, you can find the perfect pair of designer jeans for a mere $4.29.

Etsy
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I generally shop Etsy online as a treat to myself.  Some of their items can be a little pricey but the benefit is you receive a “one of a kind” outfit and you’re supporting an independent designer.

My Etsy Experience

One of the reasons why I started blogging is the reason most fashion bloggers began their journey……..their love of fashion -but more specifically my love of unique-one-of-a-kind fashions.
I shop all over for my “unique finds”, thrift shops, vintage stores and Etsy. I love Etsy.com for their potpourri of independent designers.
I recently purchased an African-print maxi skirt from RitasFashionAfroWear (which is also available in plus sizes).

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The seller was very prompt in shipping my product; however, I am currently stuck in a dilemma. How can I put this skirt over my head without a zipper?

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Life is like a box of chocolates………………… Off to find a seamstress to add a zipper.