Vintage Violet

May 4, 2008

Night Bird Vintage Clothing Store in New Hope, PA

Filed under: Store Bio — by Bobbi Lee Hitchon @ 3:16 pm
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Night Bird located at 12 W. Mechanic St. in New Hope, PA sells vintage clothing ranging from the late 60s to to late 70s. The store is well organized, clothes are well kept, and everything is fun to look at. They have a lot of t-shirts from concerts and tours as well as hard core 70s get ups (bell bottoms and acrylic collared button ups). The store is what I imagine the wardrobe room on the set of “Boogie Nights” looked like.

It’s a really great store though and offers more men’s vintage clothing than I have seen at any other store.


April 28, 2008

Vintage heroine saves the day

Filed under: Store Bio — by Bobbi Lee Hitchon @ 2:23 pm
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Walking into Love Saves the Day in New Hope, PA is like walking back in time, not only to eras ranging from the late 1800s to early 1980s, but also into my bedroom when I was in fifth grade. What my father would call a pigsty, but really just a cluttered mess of clothes, toys, and memorabilia.

The two-story emporium of vintage items, mainly clothes, showcases merchandise draped from the ceiling, posted on the walls, and folded in trunks on the floor amongst antique furniture and arcade games. While the clutter may overwhelm some visitors, there is a unique sense of organization to co-owner Leslie Herson’s madness.

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April 25, 2008

Vintage stores in Philadelphia

Filed under: Store Bio — by Bobbi Lee Hitchon @ 8:22 am
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Here are two great vintage stores in Philadelphia near South Street.

Bella Boutique

527 S. 4th Street

This ones been around for a while, it’s a smorgasbord of women’s vintage clothes.

Decades Vintage

615 Bainbridge Street

More of an upscale vintage clothing store. It was featured in Lucky Magazine.

For more vintage stores in Philadelphia read “Vintage Shopping in Philadelphia.”

April 10, 2008

Furniture store with hidden vintage treasures

Filed under: Store Bio — by Bobbi Lee Hitchon @ 10:48 pm
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The Painted Cottage in Collingswood, NJ has beautiful furniture by Valerie Boothroyd, but they also have some great clothes. After you maneuver yourself around Boothroyd’s shabby chic creations, go upstairs. At first I thought I was not allowed, but I’m glad I was a little risky.

They don’t have many vintage clothing pieces, but what they do have is fantastic. The cottage offers vintage gowns, lingerie, and children’s clothes. Everything is laying perfectly across beds or hung on racks like they are just for decoration. But you can purchase these items and they would make a great addition to anyone’s closet.

Walking around that attic like bedroom, I had deja vu Pretty in Pink moments.

Photo from The Painted Cottage website.

February 15, 2008

Store Bio

Filed under: Store Bio — by Bobbi Lee Hitchon @ 1:50 am
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I will list address, contact information, and a short bio about all southern New Jersey vintage stores. To look up stores visit Directory of Stores page.

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