Tamara B. has always loved clothes and thrifting. The blogger and entrepreneur enjoys thrifting clothing from a variety of decades- particularly those of the 80s and 90s, but sometimes can’t fit the styles. So back in 2013, she officially launched GoldenRags, an online vintage shop that has since been her creative outfit so that she can style the clothes and mix-n-match with current styles that are around today. On why she chose the name ‘goldenrags,’ she recalls, “I thought it was a cool play on names, because when you think of vintage, it’s very golden, but some people think of them as being rags. So it’s just sort of a play on the two opposites.”
When asked what sets them apart from the myriad of online vintage sellers, Tamara responds, “We work with the styles that are around today. So it’s not for the girl that necessarily wants to look like she stepped out of the 70s…It’s for the girl that likes a little bit of vintage…We also have pieces for the people that do want to dress for a particular decade. But we cater to modern vintage… Our tagline is a ‘modern twist on vintage rags.'”
While I was in LA, they happened to have had a pop-up shop at the DTLA Arts District Co-Op building. There were two racks with Tamara’s eclectic and colorful finds. She credits one of her more ‘better finds’ to a funky 80s acid-wash denim jacket with sequins and embroidery; which was dutifully styled on the mannequin. Among some of my favorites from the pop-up were: a black and white woven vest, a floral print peplum dress, a Southwest style striped vest, a pastel floral romper, a jewels and chains printed dress, an Aztec-style print tee and lastly- a Bart Simpson tee.