We need more room for all the Spring goodness on the way. It's still Winter in Boston so come and get your wool and tweed for 20% off.
Feb 23, 2010
Big thanks to the Tom Foolers and Humble Tripe and to everyone who came to see our window show. I've always loved the windows in the shop and it's so fun to see them put to such good use. The music sounded fantastic bouncing off the old ceiling & we can't wait to do it again when the air is warm and the doors are open.
Feb 19, 2010
Feb 17, 2010
An evening of love and heartbreak songs: Humble Tripe and the Tom Foolers will both be playing in Dame's window stage for all of South Street to view. You are invited to come listen, hang out and shop during our speakeasy style hoedown, share a cocktail bring a beer, buy some plaid at half off.
Here's the deal you've got to be in by 7 after that the doors close and it's considered a private party. Additional Specials on Vintage TBA!
Feb 14, 2010
One of my favorite dresses in the shop is this 1950s Jonny Herbert Silk Taffeta Navy party dress. With a 27" inch waist it's an average size. Need an event dress, be the talk of the room in this beauty. Excellent condition. Jonny Herbert Dresses sell regularly for upwards of $175, ours is less. Shop local for less.
Feb 12, 2010
Posted by Dany Pearson at 14:28
A Big JP welcome to two new local designers showing off their goods in the shop. Just in time for Valentine's Day.
Sweet and quirky handmade clothing by Jennifer Griffith, her feminine styles are handmade from Vintage fabrics
Textile Arts by Jessica Burko, art quilts and knits using reclaimed materials.
We are really excited to be expanding our selection of handmade items and especially excited about adding more refashioned textile art to the shop. Stop by and check it out.
Feb 10, 2010
The stars aligned last Saturday when we got to participate in 'Loves Scenes' a wedding photography exhibit hosted by Edana Spicker, Real Estate Agent right next door at 68 South Street. The morning feature was a champagne brunch showcasing the work of 6 local photographers and the fine skills and wears of several local JP businesses.
The most fun for us was dressing up the shop, showing off a gorgeous window display, gussying up the dame girls as live models in antique dresses and fabulously styled out hair and makeup by Lisette of Styling by Lisette. If you're getting married, know someone who is or just interested in a glamorous look, we have something here for you.
The second best part was meeting some great folks, talking shop and conspiring on some ideas for future events. There was some beautiful work next door that you should definitely check out. The photography will be on display for the entire month of February.
I'm sorry that I didn't get to see everyone's work, but here are the ones that I managed to take in, while working next door:
Allana Taranto is a wedding and portrait photographer with a personal interest in boudoir photography.
Allison Evans has been profiled by the knot and also specializes in photographing jewelry. She also took some great shots of the store.
Liz Linder I just loved her work to pieces.
Participating businesses included:
- Mionetto's "il" Proseco courtesy of Blanchards Wines & Spirits
- Oysters from the yummy new raw bar at Bon Savor
- Baked goods from Fiores
- Live modeling and vintage wedding wear courtesy Dame Vintage
- Bridal Party favors by Amy Rose of Vintage Fuss
- Model's hair and make-up by Styling by Lisette
- Floral centerpiece by Cobwebs Antiques/Florals
- Floral arrangements by 14 Stories
- Linens from Rentals Unlimited with the help of Simply Inviting Weddings
- Music by Axis Ensemble
- Walls courtesy of McCormack & Scanlon Real Estate
We are closing the shop today due to the storm. Sorry to anyone who had hoped to come in. Regular hours for the rest of the week.
If you need some inspiration for how to spend your day, check out some great vintage ski/sport shots at:
Feb 4, 2010
Yes you heard right, if you're getting married or know someone in the market for creative, beautiful, unique Vintage wedding attire this is the place to be. We can take care of the dames and the dandies. Loads of fluffy white lace, chiffon, crinolines, blue ribbon sashes, wedding appropriate looks from 30s-70s. For the boys we have stunning Tuxedos and Top Hats from the 20s-30s. We have fancy ties, City Hall wedding suits, bridesmaid’s brights.
Live Models courtesy of the Dame Ladies. Bridal Party favors by VIntage Fuss, Flowers by 14 Stories Events and Styling by Lisette.
Photography Installation 'Love Scenes' will be on display next door at McCormack and Scanlon.
The event is sponsored by Beantown Bride and supported by loads of local talent. (click that)
Feb 2, 2010
We received a surprise editorial pick last year in the Phoenix's Best of Boston 2009. It was a fantastic way to start off having been open only a month. This year we would LOVE it to pieces if you'd help get us on the map. Please nominate Dame Vintage for Best Vintage in Boston if you so choose. The nomination just gets us on the list. And it would be an honor to just have a shot in our second year. But it's up to you!
Posted by Dany Pearson at 13:46
Sponsored by the folks who bring you the South End Open Market. A selection of highly curated work all by local designers that we know and love. Several Designers who show their work at Dame will be selling their goods at the event. It's timed to coincide with the South End Open Studios on Friday night and you can bet I'll be there to shop.
Feb 1, 2010
Grab a copy of Boston Globe Magazine's Best of the New issue and check out us and all of the other great local finds. There’s def some places I'm dying to check out. Big thanks to everyone who supports local businesses!