Monday, September 17, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
A week ago I was knee deep in a dreary dark moldy basement, syphoning through piles of vintage clothes. I seriously had a caving lamp on my head. I jokingly asked the estate overseer's for one and they just so happened to have one on hand. Thousands of dresses, coats and sweaters had been left for dead in this dank and miserable basement. Beautiful 50's cotton shirtwaist dresses hung covered in dust, some never worn. Who knew? The women who had worn them had passed away years ago. The house had been left untouched at the end of a gravel road in Vancouver. It wasn't until her son had decided to call an estate company that they were discovered. Lucky for me( and you) I happened to be in the right place at the right time. I had wandered in to a very chi-chi antique store in north west and casually mentioned my position as GRAND PROPRIETRESS of Xtabay Vintage. Impressed by my title, she let me in on the secret location in which the dresses were hiding. I jumped into my Honda and charged up the I5 corridor crossing the Columbia and heading into the fashion mecca of THE 'COUV.
Thursday, August 9, 2007
From the condition it is in it doesnt appear that she wore it at all....
Size 4-6 petite
Monday, August 6, 2007
Tuesday, July 31, 2007
Monday, July 30, 2007
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
I'm totally in love with this unusual wrap all-the-way-around zebra print 60's dress. I love that the stripes are this weird inky navy instead of black. Navy is my new black. I'm so over black...and brown. Last year I wore brown. S--t brown, why would a girl want to do that?
The zebra dress is currently being featured in the Xtabay display window. Winking at all the passerby's....price is 48.
Monday, July 23, 2007
The mysterious Ms. Parker continues to deliver. These are a couple favorites that she has sold me this last week. The first image is this fabulous 1960's italian knit dress/coat by Cadillac. It would fit a size 6-8 and would be perfect for fall. It does not appear that Ms. Parker wore it because it is flawless! It can be purchased here for 125.00.
The 60's Pollack splatter mini dress is a party waiting to happen. It is a size 5 and is made by the dimestore design house of FRITZI of california. Good times...it is for sale for 48.