One of our favourite weekends of the year is coming up quick! Can you guess what it is? It's probably one of your favourite weekends too. 

Our annual winter To The Nines Vintage Sale is happening THIS Friday and Saturday at the Wellington shop!

To get us all in the vintage spirit, we want to share our favourite vintage treasures with you! These are the pieces that we have either searched years for, or pieces that happened upon us and found their way into our closets. 

Our first vintage love story comes from our shopgal Isabelle. Isabelle and her twin sister Sophie have probably one of the most enviable vintage collections we've ever seen. Everytime they come into work they are impeccably dressed in something totally rad that we all swoon over (and over, and over). We can only imagine how hard it was for them to choose something! Here Isabelle's most treasured pieces.

Red, Blue and Yellow

"I love collecting beautiful vintage dresses. It’s always the little details that make my heart stop: a delicate lace collar or cuff, a bit of embroidery, or a little bow. Two of these dresses were found at prior vintage sales hosted by Victoire and White Elephant. Aren’t they gorgeous? As much as I love admiring theses dresses, I’m not the kind of person who keeps her vintage hanging neatly in a closet. These babies have lived! I take them out dancing, I pack them in my suitcase and I take them on adventures! In fact, the one in the centre has been so loved that its organza overlay was accidently ripped during a night of reckless boogying. Luckily, I know a seamstress with fairy fingers. I have very fond memories of the nights I spent in these dresses, and I love thinking about the women who wore them before me. I love wearing vintage because it makes me feel as though I am wearing a piece of someone else’s past. If you look closely, you can see the memories stitched into the seams.

Suede Capes
There’s something incredibly magical about wearing a cape. Sophie and I feel like Marianne Faithfull’s twin cousins when we wear these. We found these capes on two separate occasions. Sophie’s cape was bought from a pirate in a dingy London vintage market, and I hunted for mine online (obviously slightly jealous and wanting one of my own). One of the most amazing things about hunting for vintage is finding similar styles in various places. I love thinking about how these capes made their way to a London basement or into the hands of a vintage seller from Texas. Talk about international travel! We feel as though these two are long lost sisters, cut from the same cloth, or suede in this case. We are so happy to see them finally reunited and hanging together."

If you want to find your own vintage treasure and feel the magic that Isabelle felt, make sure you come to our To The Nines vintage sale with the White Elephant this Friday from 4-8 and Saturday November 7th, from 10-6 at the Wellington shop! And for those of you who can't make it in shop, don't worry! This year we will have online component to the sale! We're listing some of our favourite dresses from ours and White Elephant's collections in our webstore!

See you this weekend!
03 novembre, 2015 — Ainslie Lahey