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.
I actually found this event by accident while out-n-about with my friend and fellow writer, Carl. But I’m glad I did! The event was called “A Current Affair”, held at the Cooper Building and founded by Joey Grana (Scout) and Richard Wainwright (a private vintage dealer). They thought that bringing the best collectible and one-of-a-kind vintage apparel and accessories dealers together under one roof in this contemporary marketplace would be a unique concept. Shoppers at this event were entertained by DJ Total Freedom and quenched their thirst with Fiji water and sparkling sodas by Izze.
This event is a MUST for any fashionista wishing to buy, collect or just gather inspiration. For more info, click here. Follow “A Current Affair” on Facebook and Twitter!
Vendors that were at the show: Allyn Scura Eyewear (Sebastapol), Fashion by Robert Black (Scottsdale), Found By, Golyester (136 S. La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036, Ph:323-931-1339. Open Mon-Sat 11am-6pm), LA Vintage Exchange, Laura Kranitz , Mercy Vintage (Oakland), Monika Dickerson, Nakia Vintashee, Nyali, Richard Wainwright, Reclaimed in LA, Scout, Sequels, Sielian’s Vintage Apparel, Siren Vintage (Pasadena), Vintage Vogue (1125 Lincoln, Calistoga,CA 94515. Ph: 707-942-2240), Room 222 (Ph: 213-300-4905, By appointment only).
Special Thanks: Carl Kozlowski, Cooper Building, Richard Wainwright, all the vendors, the sponsors: Fiji and Izze, and Barbara and Vicki from Vintage Vogue.
It was a vintage aficionado’s dream come true… Swift Vintage Boutique had its Grand Re-Opening shopping event along with a small sidewalk fashion show. The store had also recently expanded where the Sewing Lounge used to be and added a shoe store in place of the old location. The night of the opening, prices were slashed to 20% off vintage clothing and 50% off shoes and yummy little munchies were available and as well as a DJ that spun tunes while people shopped. For the fashion show, Swift owner Carrie Diaz chose twelve looks, influenced by 1940’s France with a hint of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.” “Swift captures the beauty and quality from the past by accentuating modern looks with vintage charm at affordable prices.” Diaz and her team are also happy to assist in styling outfits for clients as well as alterations. They also offer sewing classes. Please call them for more information.
SWIFT is located at 3212 West Magnolia Blvd in Burbank. Phone (818) 558-1289. The website is www.swiftvintage.blogspot.com.
Special Thanks: J, Felix Salzman of LookbookLA.com, Carrie Diaz, Julie Goodson, the models, Wax Poetic Salon and DJ Smokey.