A lot has changed since I lived in Cambridge, including the vintage scene-- one of the best stores around closed, and another one went the route of modern clothing consignment-- so I was relieved when I arrived at Oona's Experienced Clothing.
Circa 2010, Oona's was a small shop packed to the gills with clothing that ran the gamut, in terms of quality, and the experience bordered on overwhelming. Since then, the owner's given Oona a complete makeover: it's spacious, beautifully decorated, and features a much more carefully curated selection of clothing, from vintage to modern. The prices are beyond reasonable--my finds, below, put me back about $50 total!
|Beautiful mural outside the store's entrance|
|Accessories and perfume|
|Dresses and HATS!|
|Oona's has a huge men's collection.|
|I will now be on the lookout for one of these glove stands, as my gloves are |
currently housed in a shoe organizer. Not very ladylike.
|My finds! Two hats--a 60s turban-esque pillbox, an equestrian-themed |
topper, and a really pretty Italian mosaic brooch.
One store I never actually visited while I lived in Cambridge was the Garment District. It's a two-story affair, with clothing by the pound in the lower level, and sorted modern and vintage above. I have never been brave enough to wade into a by-the-pound store, so I went right upstairs. Though there was a very large selection of clothes, I was a little disappointed by how damaged a lot of the stock was-- dresses rarely came with their belts, and were often threadbare--but I will say there were definitely beautiful items to be found. Case in point: a Ship 'n Shore blouse I found, with tags!
In fact, the tag is the only reason I'm making a point of posting this blouse, and you'll see why below:
It's a bubble tag! Finding New Old Stock with tags attached is always such a thrill, and I'm really happy to have found a Ship 'n Shore in particular. I've had one of their blouses for about three years now, and I can attest, it is indeed unconditionally washable!
What's the best NOS item you've found, or hope to find one day?