What could be better than a vintage boutique that stays open until 2 am? Browsing that boutique with a cocktail in hand! And thanks to The Dressing Room on NYC’s Lower East Side, you can do just that! On today’s show, I’m joined by co-founder and retail curator Alex Adame, who maintains a tastefully eclectic mix of vintage pieces and new designs from local and independent labels. On the show, Alex will talk about turning their inventive vision into reality, how The Dressing Room has changed as its grown, some of the independent designers they carry, a few of her own vintage wardrobe treasures, and more.
Later, Dane & I will talk cocktail shop, and there’s a playlist full of new music from artists like Bettie Serveert, Sanders Bohlke, Little Green Cars, and more. Give your Friday a makeover with vintage style on Sew & Tell!
The Dressing Room NYC
(Photo by JoyBell)
Upstairs storefront, featuring local & independent labels
(Photos by JoyBell)
Upstairs T-shirt Wall
(Photo by Alex Adame)
Downstairs, visit The Exchange for a great vintage selection
(Photo by Alex Adame)
White vintage nook
(Photo by Rob Loud)
(Photo by Rob Loud)
My awesome vintage finds from The Dressing Room! I love the versatility of this long dress. The fabric has a wonderful, thick heft to it, so it can easily be worn in winter with a henley underneath.
Detail of the beautiful belt I scored
*YOU GUYS. BTR’s stellar & stylish video journalist Lauren Hawker got to interview DIANE VON FURSTENBERG. You know, nbd (!!) Watch her coverage of the glam Meatpacking District Open Market hosted by Fashion’s First Lady right here!
*Have you seen this series of shorts by Wes Anderson & Roman Copolla, advertising Prada’s new perfume? No? Do it now. And then try to resist the impulse to buy the perfume.
*Beautiful instructions on naturally dyed Easter eggs, via Alabama Chanin’s Facebook page!
*I just got an iPhone and have spent the whole week searching for a case. Then, I found this. Search over.
*There’s a new kid on the fashion magazine block, and everyone’s buzzing. It’s gorgeous, online, and has editorial contributors all over the world. So, basically, it’s glossy perfection.
*If you are in Williamsburg and desperate for a vintage French navy shirt from the 1930’s, or just have 3 hours of your life to kill, go here.
*Refinery 29 hosts a series of weekly vintage pop-up webshops, curated by vintage shop owners from all over the country. Pretty nifty!
*The Kitchn is one of my favorite sites, not just for food recipes but also for classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned, Manhattan, Gimlet, Greyhound/Salty Dog, and Dirty Martini.
*Follow DJ Marie and BreakThru Radio on Pinterest for more spring fashion, recipes, home decor, DIY style, and more!
(Photo by Cara Robbins)
May 19 – L’Espace B – Paris, France
May 21 – The Lexington – London, United Kingdom
May 22 – Soup Kitchen – Manchester, United Kingdom
May 23 & 24 – Parc del Forum – Barcelona, Spain
Aug 30 – Sept 1 – End of the Road – Salisbury, United Kingdom
Little Green Cars
(Photo by Lauren Slusher)
March 30 – Lifestyle Communities Pavilion – Columbus, OH
March 31 – Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL
April 1 – 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
April 3 – The Walnut Room – Denver, CO
April 5 – The State Room – Salt Lake City, UT
April 7 – The Media Club – Vancouver, British Columbia
April 8 – Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room – Seattle, WA
April 9 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
April 11 – The Chapel – San Francisco, CA
April 13 & 14 – Coachella – Indio, CA
April 15 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
April 16 – Rhythm Room – Phoenix, AZ
April 18 – Troubadour – West Hollywood, CA
April 20 & 21 – Coachella – Indio, CA
May 11 – Vicar Street – Dublin, Ireland
May 16 – 18 – The Great Escape – Brighton, United Kingdom
May 20 – The Institute Temple – Birmingham, United Kingdom
May 21 – Dingwalls – London, United Kingdom
May 22 – The Cockpit 2 – Leeds, United Kingdom
(Photo by Jenny Jimenez)
April 21 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR
April 22 – Blue Lamp – Sacramento, CA
April 24 – Bottom of the Hill – San Francisco, CA
April 25 – The Echo – Los Angeles, CA
April 27 – The Casbah – San Diego, CA
April 28 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ
April 30 – The Parish – Austin, TX
May 1 – Dan’s Silverleaf – Denton, TX
May 3 – Bottletree Cafe – Birmingham, AL
May 4 – The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
May 5 – Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
May 6 – Black Cat – Washington, D.C.
May 7 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA
May 9 – The Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY
May 10 – Brighton Music Hall – Allston, MA
May 11 – Il Motore – Montreal, Quebec
May 12 – Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, Ontario
May 14 – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH
May 15 – Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL
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