Vintage looks for less

March 24, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
Fashions for less! Learn how to wear vintage while looking modern and sleek. Audrey Mansfield gets the scoop from Cindy Spade, co-owner of Ver Unica, featured in this month's 7x7 Magazine article on Vintage 101.

1) Street Look

  • 1950's Cotton peacock print day dress with side ties $132
  • 1970's Engineer style brown leather boots $88
  • 1950's Green wool cardigan $42
  • 1970's Brown leather purse with red green beige trim $6
  • 1980's old stock pink sunglasses $18
  • Current small designer (Sonja B) copper feather earrings $84

2) Work Look

  • 1940's Peach wool gaberdine suit with rhinestone button lapel detail $242
  • 1950's Light blue sheer nylon blouse $42
  • 1980's Blue faux snake suede pump $64
  • 1970's Chocolate brown leather Ferragamo purse $500
  • 1970's/80's Brown leather briefcase / satchel $98

3) Cocktail Look

    1950's Floral cotton sheath dress with cowled neckline $152 1980's Hot pink leather pumps with clear plastic detail $64 1980's Electric blue leather clutch $38 1940's 4 stacked yellow bakelite bangles each $78

About Cindy Spade:
Cindy has always had a love of fashion for as long as she can remember. She grew up in a small town in Kansas and gathered most of her fashion knowledge from watching classic movies, combing through whatever fashion magazine she could find, and then translating that into her own fashion a la thrift stores and her Mom's fantastic sewing abilities. Her love for vintage grew out of this time but it wasn't until she moved to San Francisco about 16 years ago that she realized her dream job of owning and operating a vintage boutique.

About Ver Unica:
Ver Unica has been around for 12 1/2 years. She got her start in the Duboce Triangle on Noe Street where we were certainly a destination shop. Frequently our clientele would tell us that they could not tell their friends about us in fear that they might loose out on a score if they shared the news. We relocated to Hayes Valley about 7 years ago and have continued to offer select vintage attire along with a few small designers that complements our pieces. From the inception of the store and in choosing it's name Ver Unica meaning (one of a kind / only one version) we have always believed in mixing eras of vintage with new items, possibly small designer to create an individual look that never looks dated.

www.verunica.com

Ver Unica was featured in this month's issue of 7x7 magazine, "Vintage 101." You can find out more information and read the article at www.7x7.com.


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