Category - Shop

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Vintage by Misty- Scottsdale, AZ
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Deja Vu Fashions Consignment Shop
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Laurenly Boutique- Orange, CA

Vintage by Misty- Scottsdale, AZ

7046 E 5th Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
PH:(480)994-1292
WEBSITE

While in town for the MIM Rocks Fashion event, I met the fabulous Misty Guerriero- who owns and curates Vintage by Misty, an uber-hip vintage boutique located near the Roosevelt Row area of downtown Phoenix. Vintage by Misty was first launched in 2010, inside Estilo- a boutique in Scottsdale. After a year of trying out her vintage style, she decided to move to the current location in downtown. She had invited us to stop by the shop the next day (after the show) and we happily obliged. Once I stepped inside, I was immediately drawn to the plethora of crazy bright prints, unique pieces, amazing handbags (like an oversize envelope clutch from the 60s and a large classic Coach shoulder bag). Among the mass of vintage (from all over the world), there are also accessories by some local designers and rings made from vintage buttons (like Chanel). The atmosphere in the store is welcoming and Misty is just the sweetest. She offers a diverse selection of clothing, accessories and designer vintage that spans over a century of fashion. Every designer, ranging from Azzedine Alaia to Zandra Rhodes is offered at Vintage by Misty. She does carry mens vintage, along with some limited edition pieces as well (so have no fear, all you stylish men out there). The next time you are in Phoenix, why not take a gander over to Vintage by Misty. Her price points vary to fit every budget and I’m sure you’ll walk out with something special!

** Please Note: Vintage by Misty is now the Scottsdale. The address is above. **

Deja Vu Fashions Consignment Shop

907 W. Foothill Blvd.
Claremont, CA 91711
PH: (909)625-7277
Website

So, one day I was driving down Foothill in Claremont when I saw the Deja Vu sign (especially the other keywords on the sign- vintage and consignment). I immediately slowed down and screeched into the parking lot. It’s a quaint little shop, with a clothing rack and purse rack sitting outside, beckoning customers to stop by. I quickly browsed the racks before heading inside. My eyes literally grew wide and my jaw dropped as I saw the rows of racks, filled with clothing and the tables and counters full of jewelry, purses, shoes and hats (some newer, some vintage). Did I also mention that there is a nice stock of top-notch designer items, such as Gucci, Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Carolina Herrera and Louis Vuitton, just to name a few?! I met the owner- Norma Jean Hughes, who is super sweet and told me a little about the store, which first opened in 1984. Ms. Micky Ross (now in her 80s) first owned the store and back then, everything (the business/consigning) was done on paper. The store was later handed over to another lady, who computerized the store and then nine years ago, Norma bought the shop. She receives merchandise from all over the world, including movie studios! I even had the chance to try on a few pieces that belonged to Warner Brothers Studios years back and it was just so cool to wear something of that significant historical value. Can you imagine the actresses that probably wore the garments?! Marilyn…Jane Russell, Doris Day…Gives me goosebumps just thinking about it! She also mentioned that she had a room dedicated to vintage clothing and accessories. I ventured down the small flight of stairs and nearly had a hyperventilation attack as I saw the amount of fab vintage dresses, tops, etc., that that was about to immerse myself in. Expect lots of tulle, sequins and silk and even get a glimpse of one of comedian Jerry Lewis’s chairs, that is now a Deja Vu staple; as well as a steamer trunk once owned by 1930s actress- May Madison. She has garments that have been worn by actresses: Natalie Cole, Barbi Benton, Linda Gray and Lauralee Bell…the stories those garments could tell… The store is just amazing! The prices are very fair and she also takes an additional 20% off everything. So the next time you’re in the Claremont vicinity, stop by and spend a half-hour or few hours just browsing the racks at your leisure.

If you have load of clothing/accessories just sitting around at home and could use the extra cash, Deja Vu is a consignment shop and you can also bring things in to trade for store credit. BUT, please keep in mind, that the clothing has to be clean, in excellent condition, steamed or pressed and hung on a hanger. Be sure to call for an appointment.

Laurenly Boutique- Orange, CA

142 N Glassell St.
Orange, CA 92866
PH:(714) 538-SHOP
WEBSITE

I’ve heard about Laurenly through the grapevine… fellow blogger, Holly in Heels had raved about Laurenly and I wanted to check it out as well. I finally stopped by the shop one Friday, on my down to La Jolla. Laurenly Boutique opened in June 2010 and is nestled in the heart of historic downtown Orange and is owned by Chapman University grad- Lauren Miller. The name “Laurenly” is derived from the combination of Lauren’s first name and her middle name being “Leigh.” It’s a small space, but very welcoming. When I was there, Lauren’s mother was manning the store and was very friendly and helpful. I wanted everything in the store, one thing in particular being the gold sparkly TOMS slip-ons (coveting!). She carries a lot of unique and handmade brands, as well as popular brands that include: Free People, Wildfox, Alternative Apparel, 31 Bits and Collective Concepts. Lauren also has merchandise that are current to her favorite trends, such as 60’s and Boho-inspired pieces, cut-off shorts, maxi dresses, anything with feathers, lace, prints and fringe. Good news for those of us on a budget, nothing in the shop is over $200. Here is a small break-down of the price points: basic tanks start at $12, tops start at $20, dresses from $30/$40’s and up, jewelry ranging from $10-$110 and denim starting at $68 and up. The next time you find yourself wandering around Orange, Laurenly is a must-stop! There’s also lots of FREE parking around the area! You can also find out more info on her website. If you want to be in-the-know for the latest merch, contests, promos, etc., become a fan on Facebook and Twitter.

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