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Debutante Clothing- Pomona, CA
"Hooray for Hollywood" Fashion Show & Fundraiser
Debutante Clothing Showroom Grand Opening

Debutante Clothing- Pomona, CA

Debutante Clothing

351 S. Thomas Ave.
Pomona, CA 91766
PH:(909)235- 6462
HOURS: Tues- Sat 12-7pm

My dear friend and Vintagepreneurâ„¢- Sandra Mendoza, recently opened her first storefront- Debutante Clothing, in the heart of Downtown Pomona. She has been collecting vintage clothing from the 20s through the 90s for over twenty years. Eventually, her passion of hunting, finding and collecting vintage gems led her to start selling it online in 2005. Sandra mentions, “My passion for vintage glamour has led to me work on so many different aspects of vintage from selling to costume designers to writing for magazines. If it’s old and glamorous, I love it!”

Her new shop is housed in a registered historic building that was built in 1910. You enter through elegant old white French doors that once led into a reception area of a hotel that used to be above the shop. Debutante Clothing is more of a quaint boutique; with personable service, feminine black and pink decor and exceptional vintage. Multiple racks line the walls, while vintage accessories and other unique items lay strategically merchandised throughout the room. Sandra sells a variety of categories, ranging from some menswear to designer vintage and coveted lucite and metal handbags. She also sells some vintage-inspired pieces and a t-shirt of her own design that boasts: Lucite & Cherries & Leopard & Lipstick. I feel that she offers product that can fit practically any budget, yet the quality of everything is of the utmost highest standard. Most importantly, you can bet that when you shop at Debutante Clothing, not only are you getting amazing service from the owner (who is ridiculously knowledgeable about vintage), but you are also helping to support local and small businesses!

Check out Debutante Clothing on FACEBOOK, YELP and the WEBSITE.

"Hooray for Hollywood" Fashion Show & Fundraiser

So my new good friend, Miss Norma Jean Hughes (you may know her from my spotlight on her lovely shop- Deja Vu Fashions in Claremont) told me she was putting on a small fashion show, featuring mens and womens clothing from the shop. It was held at St. Madeleine’s Catholic Church in Pomona. This was Norma’s second time working with the ‘Catholic Daughters of the Americas‘ in putting on a fashion show and every year, the event keeps getting bigger. The group is an international non-profit organization dedicated to funding any church-related events. Norma told me she has really enjoyed working with the group and loves that these young adults are so involved in the church. This year, the fashion show and fundraiser was held in the welcoming atmosphere of the church hall. Before the show, patrons were able to purchase handmade jewelry designed by jewelry-making students of jewelry designer Margaret Velarde, who was also modeling in the show. We also partook in a home style chicken dinner. The runway show was somewhat informal, with decorative dark purple floral arrangements marking the sides of the “runway.” As each model took their turn on the runway, Norma spoke about the outfit (like if it’s vintage and the brand). Brands such as: Quicksilver, Chanel (some vintage), St. John, Whiting & Davis, Gucci, Dior, Tadashi and Sherry made their debut on the St. Madeleine’s runway that evening. It was such a pleasure attending the low-key event and I’m looking forward to next year’s show!

Special Thanks: Norma; Helen Uceda (who organized the event); the models: Vanessa, George, Helen, Naomi, Danni, Eddy, Xochilt, Karla, Margaret, Evan, Josefina and Lisa; the other volunteers of the evening; St. Madeleine’s church, which is located at 931 East Kingsley Ave. in Pomona.

Debutante Clothing Showroom Grand Opening

I was beyond overjoyed when my friend, fellow blogger and fellow lover-of-all-things-vintage, Ms. Sandra D, opened her new vintage showroom in downtown Pomona in a 1932 Art Deco building (that was once home to a daily newspaper). She held the Grand Opening celebration during Pomona’s Art Walk and guests were able to shop, mingle and have some champagne. The space is small, but hospitable, with a small changing area and a lounge. Everything was neatly organized and the clothes hung on pretty pink felt hangers. The pink curtains that hung on the large windows added a more feminine touch and complemented Sandra’s bubbly personality. Now, the vintage…O…M…G… Beautiful and wearable variety of coats, tops, skirts and dresses from the 1940s-1980s. Can we also say vintage Dior, Halston, Chanel, Gucci, Lanvin, Givenchy, Chloe and Celine??? Yes, exactly…. some of the many vintage designer brands that are offered at Debutante! Prices for the vintage goodness are fairly reasonable, but more upscale; ranging from $20-120 for accessories and $80-400 for dresses and coats. Please be aware that Sandra doesn’t hold normal store hours. She’ll be open once a month (usually during Pomona Art Walk) or unless otherwise specified (like for a trunk show), or by appointment. The showroom is located at 300 S. Thomas Street, Suite 312 in downtown Pomona (on the corner of Thomas and Third Streets). There is also a free parking lot directly across the street on Thomas. You may contact her via her blog/website, Facebook or Twitter. Also, be sure to check out her other site, Vintage Find It, which is a great site for finding unique vintage pieces for fashion and home.

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