Based in Burbank, California, the online retailer has come a long way. Having started in a garage as a hobby for owner Katie Echeverry, the company has grown into an amazing collection of vintage-touched but ready-to-wear-now pieces. The Unique Vintage brand itself consists of everything from flirty, full-skirted swing dresses to all-around fabulous mid-century looks. With a focus on detail and design, Unique Vintage is leading the way in the "fabulous parade" and hope to carry that baton for many years to come.
Zappos Blogs: retro style
Seven years have passed since Sex and the City went off the air, but watching old episodes still have women all over the planet pining for Carrie’s enviable wardrobe. Sarah Jessica Parker’s iconic style has certainly managed to stay relevant long after the hit HBO show’s final episode.
SJP’s impeccable mix of classic-meets ‘70s-meets modern style has been a source of envy for women everywhere. When it was announced that the style icon herself was named the new creative consultant for Halston Heritage, the buzz was palpable. Now, the rest of us can capture SJP’s effortlessly glamorous style without having to take out a loan!
Her often-imitated eclectic style resonates through the Halston Heritage collection of retro-inspired dresses and tops. The pieces feature iconic Halston elements such as one-shoulder, swingy skirts , pleats and ruffles.
The glam one piece swimsuits of decades past are making quite the resurgence recently, and we think it’s a pretty refreshing change from barely-there bikinis. What these swimsuits lack in skin-baring design, they make up for in retro-inspired glamour. They even double as pool party attire when worn underneath a beautiful coverup or sarong wrap skirt.
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Juicy Couture Lacy Layers Ruffles Swimdress: The flirty ruffled skirt and ruched body on this swimdress gives it a nice dose of 1950s style. It boasts such ladylike glam worthy of St. Tropez or Cannes!
Ella Moss Solids One Piece: Brimming with sassy style, this sweetheart-neck one piece is totally darling.
DKNY Modern Deco Stripe One-shoulder Maillot: The bold stripes and one-shoulder silhouette give this an old Hollywood feel that’s undeniably show-stopping.
Urban life has its share of advantages: trendy hotspots, energetic environment, and dynamic lifestyle. But city living also poses a few challenges like public transport, rush hour traffic and higher costs of living. Treading the urban landscape takes not only bold strides in lifestyle, it takes keen fashion sense. Here, we highlight some casual style essentials for the upscale urbanite. After all, when you live in a fashion-conscious city, style doesn’t take a day off.
Modern-meets-retro: when it comes to casual urban clothing, go for pieces that are simple and sleek, but with a dose of retro. The adidas Y-3 Nomad Jacket is a fresh example of utilitarian style with a bold twist. Interesting twists on classics are also a great way to achieve the urban-chic look. Take the adidas by Stella McCartney Cover Up Gym Sweater for example; its classic simplicity makes it a great closet staple.
City Kicks: Keep those daily walking commutes comfortable with a pair of sleek sneakers like the adidas Y-3 Honja Classic for men, or the superbly sporty adidas by Stella McCartney Thallo Ballerina flats.
Utilitarian bags: A busy life comes with lots of stuff. Keep your essentials squared away in a simple messenger tote like the adidas Y-3 Toile Porter or a sleek and roomy nylon backpack like adidas by Stella Mccartney backpack.
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