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Vintage Bowles

As I was scouring the Vogue website this week I came across the Vintage Bowles web series.  It’s an amazing journey of how Hamish Bowles, International Editor at Large for Vogue, travels around the world seeking pieces for his legendary couture collection. Season one is on the Vogue website and it features garments by Nina Ricci, Charles James, Geoffrey Beene and YSL.  It’s such a personal view into Hamish Bowles’ passion for vintage collections.

http://http://video.vogue.com/series/vintage-bowles

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Weekly Obsession- October 11

Vintage Missoni Stripe Set, $1,100 at FreePeople.com

Think you’ve heard enough about Missoni in the past month? Think again- Free People is currently carrying vintage Missoni in one of its online vintage collections.  The collection consists of mostly dresses, with some skirts, long sleeve tops, a hat, and a belt–all knits, of course!  Each piece is provided with precise sizing measurements, and a condition rating of the garment.  Prices range from $328-$1,198.  freepeople.com.

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Coach Goes Vintage

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Coach has jumped on the bandwagon and is going the vintage route. On June 15th, Coach will debut the ‘Coach Classics’ collection. This line comprises of five iconic purses that were originally designed by Bonnie Cashin in the ’70s. They will be available to purchase on Net-a-porter.com. This is the first time the online fashion retailer will be selling Coach.

The re-introduced bags will be made of soft yet sturdy leather and come in popular shapes like hobo, duffle, and saddle. The prices will range from $298 to $498 and you can choose from colors like caramel, brown, navy blue, and black.  Coach’s creative director Reed Krakoff told WWD that “heritage is our hallmark.”

You can sign up for Coach updates on Net-a-porter.com to be one of the first to know new information about the collection.

For more information, visit elle.com or Net-a-porter.com.

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J.Crew and Lulu Frost for Holiday 2010

This holiday, add some Frost to your J.Crew cashmere with the Lulu Frost for J.Crew jewelry collaboration, set to debut for Holiday 2010, reports Daily Front Row.  The idea of a collaboration came about when J.Crew President Jenna Lyons purchased a Lulu Frost necklace and thought it would be perfect for the iconic American brand; J.Crew Women’s Design Director Marissa Webb agreed and visited the Lulu Frost studio with her team.  They searched through Frost designer Lisa Salzer’s archives, mixing their vintage findings with modern elements for the line.

The line uses handmade chains, antiqued glass crystals, and touches of 1o-carat gold for the unique bracelets, earrings, and necklaces.  Prices range from $75 to $175 and will be available both in-store and online.

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Anthropologie To Open Three New Concept Stores

Style.com reported that the boho-chic store Anthropologie, owned by Urban Outfitters Inc., will be opening three new concept stores within the year.  The first of the three stores to open is an all-accessories boutique that will feature vintage handbags and jewelry, footwear, and engagement rings in Chevy Chase, MD, about 20 minutes from Washington, D.C on Oct 29.

Manhattan will be home of the second store the label will be opening later this year, called Leifsdottir, a Finnish company specializing in “modern, feminine, and effortlessly sophisticated designs,” according to the company’s website.  The third concept store opened by Anthropolgie will be a bridal boutique geared toward the bohemian bride, and is set to open “somewhere like Texas, Nashville, or Chicago,” Style.com says.

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