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Frank & Oak

Frank & Oak is a clothing line for men based in Montreal. They manufacture, retail and design all of the items. Launched in 2012, the store is based entirely online and offers high fashion and quality clothes for men. Since there is no middle man and you purchase directly from Frank & Oak, the prices are affordable. Every item is under $50 and shipping to the US is only $6.

I chose a few of my favorite items from April’s collection to share with you.

Elysium Tie in Denim, Camden Scarf in Army, Monogram Tee in Marine, Marshall Cuff Links, Narita Shirt in Vintage Black.

 

 

 

 

Style.ly

Believe it or not, Facebook has been a treasure trove for me. I’ve discovered a variety of great new websites and businesses on there. I recently came across this new start-up in San Francisco called Style.ly. Started in 2011, Style.ly is an online shopping website specializing in clothes and accessories like shoes and bags.

The website is easy to navigate and includes a large selection of vintage items but you have to sift through a lot of bad stuff to find the good pieces.  Designer clothes are also available including brands like Urban Outfitters and Burberry. It’s not as well designed as Etsy, but Style.ly has only been around for a year and is still growing. You can search by Brand name, style, color, and category of item (i.e. skirt, pants, etc)

I’ve spent time browsing the vintage clothes and have come across quite a few that I like. Here are some of my favorites. (Click on the image to visit the online shop)

If you’re in the mood for Spring cleaning, list your stuff on Style.ly and make some money!

Flea Off Market

Tomorrow I’ll be selling at the April Flea Off Market, a once-a-month outdoor bazaar that will take place in the heart of Louisville, off Market on Shelby Street. There will be dozens of vendors each month offering a wide variety of items you’ll want to bring home! There will be books, records, bicycles, kittens, antiques, cool old junk, used tools, fine arts and crafts, fresh-cut-flowers, esoterica, live music, food trucks and entertainments for all ages.

The Flea Off Market is held on the second Saturday of every month, along Shelby Street and in the lot next to Salvo Collective, 216 South Shelby Street (between Market and Nanny Goat Strut Alley). The event lasts from 12-6PM.

Fly Away Fox will be selling a large variety of vintage and handmade items. Here’s a little preview.

Fair Trade in Your Home

Just Creations is hosting an Oriental rug event this coming Wednesday-Saturday (March 28-31). It’s a great opportunity to learn about Fair Trade from the leading Fair Trade organization in Louisville.

When I think ‘Oriental rugs’, it doesn’t really appeal to me. However, when I attended the Oriental Rug Event at Just Creations last year, my eyes were opened. There is a large variety of rugs available, many of which are minimal, contemporary, neutral, mid-century style, etc. I was pleased to see that there is something for everyone! I even saw some traditional rugs that I liked!

The styles of rugs I like are Tribal Gabbeh and Kilims. Tribal Gabbeh rugs have a contemporary feel but also resemble antique rugs by their natural colors. They have geometric designs, polka dots, stripes, and often have a mid-century and arts and crafts feel. Kilims have a traditional feel but are flat woven and often made with materials like hemp that give it a natural texture and feel.

The best part about these rugs are that the artisans are paid fair wages for their work and able to support their families. Most of the rugs are made with hand spun yarn and natural dyes.

Here are some samples of what you will see at the rug event.

Make sure you check out the rug event next week! There is a seminar on Thursday night starting at 6:30 where you can learn about the rugs and the artisans who make them.

Just Creations is located at 2722 Frankfort Avenue in the heart of Crescent Hill.

 

Vintage Journals

Fly Away Fox journals can now be purchased at Hey Tiger! Hey Tiger is located on Bardstown Road and is a boutique selling handmade and vintage items.

Fly Away Fox makes one-of-a-kind handmade journals from old books in need of repair. We give them a second chance and re-purpose them as journals and sketchbooks. Each journal features around 100 pages of recycled paper as well as select pages form the original book. I choose each book carefully and try to use books that in poor condition where the binding is falling off but also books with interesting content.

Here is sampling of some of the type of books you’ll find in the store.

20th Century Cincinnati

My husband and I attended 20th Century Cincinnati this past Saturday. It was truly a vintage mecca. Most of the vendors sold mid-century items and there were a few Art Deco booths as well.  One of my favorite things was the special exhibit about Bakelite. I’ve never seen so many Bakelite radios in one place! There was also a lot of Bakelite jewelry on display along with some backgammon games and silverware.

 

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Dixie Highway

Dixie Highway may not seem like a fabulous vintage shopping spot but it’s a vintage oasis! I went out with my friends Camille and Tanya a few weeks ago to the Dixie Highway Peddler’s Mall and the Dixie Trading Post to look for one-of-a-kind treasures. I found some depression glass sorbet dishes, vintage plates, a desk lamp and other accessories!  We even found an amazing vintage microwave at the Peddler’s Mall but had no use for it so it couldn’t come home with us. Check out these kitchen canisters that I found though, for just $10!

 

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20th Century Cincinnati

20th Century Cincinnati is making it’s 18th annual return this weekend! (February 25-26). It will be held at the Sharonville Convention Center and will include over 60 dealers!

Needless to say, I am super excited about it! It’s only $7 to get in and goes from 11AM-5PM.

Vendors include: Modernism Magazine, Retro Renovation (which is one of my favorite blogs!), Broadway Antique Market, and Dreamlight from Louisville!

The Sharonville Convention Center is located at 11355 Chester Road just off 1-75 at the Sharon Road exit (exit #15). Parking is free!

http://www.20thcenturycincinnati.com/

 

 


Featured Louisville Etsy Seller

Peacemama is a great vintage Etsy store run by Gretchen Hunt, a Louisville lawyer working to end violence against women. She’s also a crafter and makes fabulous items ranging from little girl skirts made of vintage fabric to artwork. Her vintage shop currently has some cute vintage owls as well as vintage patterns. Check it out and pick up a pattern to start a new sewing project!

She also has a great blog  http://www.mamaforpeace.blogspot.com

Gretchen Hunt can also be found at local art fairs so be on the lookout for her fabulous creations at the upcoming Flea Off Market and Buy Local First Fair!

Hansel from Basel

hansel from basel is an independent legwear company based in los angeles, california.
inspired by the small details of everyday life, they strive to create tasteful and spirited socks, tights, and accessories.

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