So much retro goodness: Déjà Vu Vintage
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
I was out and about last week and decided to stop by the Mandarin Gallery on Orchard Road to see what some of my favorite Singapore shops were up to. Which is, in quick summary:
+Quintessential has a brand-new shipment in of Liz Saintsing accessories (including an oversized red envelope purse silk-screened with blue birds that is absolutely fantastic);
+Eclecticism has not yet gotten their first Orla Kiely pieces yet but promise it should happen "very soon"; and
+Déjà Vu Vintage is totally stocked with great vintage finds.
I'd e-mailed with Kelly, the very sweet and extremely stylish proprietress of Déjà Vu, awhile back but not met her in person before, so I was thrilled that she was manning the store when I popped in. They're celebrating their one year anniversary at the end of the month with an Alice in Vintageland extravaganza from April 27-29. Stop by during store hours (11:30am-8pm) that weekend for lots of celebratory goodies! And be sure to say hello to Kelly too!
In the meantime, some snaps of some of the overwhelming vintage-y goodness in the store. (So many beautiful colors and fabrics! Makes me so happy.) While I was there, another shopper snapped up the most fantastic 70s jumpsuit/overalls in lightweight denim. It was the perfect wide-legged piece and it looked fab on her. I tried it on too, and it was about seven inches too short (despite years of searching, I have not ever been able to find a vintage jumpsuit that fits me, probably because I am nearly six feet tall and they always stop well above my ankles. Not hot.) Still, I'm glad it went home with someone that it looked awesome on.
Note: How much do I love those big pink flowers above? (Earrings, I think?) I didn't even notice them until I got home and looked at my photos, but they might be worth a return trip. (If you didn't like them as earrings, I bet they could be repurposed into buttons or pins or a ring.)
A perfect example of why I love vintage: You can still embrace current trends like black and white or bows, but with pieces that no one else will have.
Even the dressing room curtain was fantastic:
Mark your calendars!: Alice in Vintageland first birthday celebration, April 27-29 (11:30-8pm) at Déjà vu Vintage, (#03-12A Mandarin Gallery, 333 Orchard Road, phone: 6333 6630).