ReDress Boston has recently time traveled back to the 70s with an influx of vintage clothing from a few estates, which inspired us to start an Etsy store called:
For those who are not familiar with Etsy, it is an e-commerce website focused on handmade orvintage items. Each seller opens a store and sells items for a price (so no bidding like eBay). Visit our Etsy store at redressbostonvintage.etsy.
com. Here is a sampling of items:
The 70s sometimes feels like the decade that style forgot because there was no homogenous look. It was the end of haute couture, with pret-a-porter or ready to wear becoming the norm. Women wanted to choose their own style, so it was a bit of a schizophrenic fashion era with such wide ranging looks from hot pants, platform shoes and bell bottoms to lacy blouses, caftans and peasant skirts. Think retromania with romantic and ethnic looks juxtaposed against the glitzy and frivolous. Tie dye, beadcraft, crochet and macrame stand out as decorative motifs. Of course, the practical working woman wanted seasonless dressing, with mix and match pieces that were in wash and wear synthetic knits for reasonable prices. More dash for less cash.
We will soon be adding pieces to ReDressBostonVintage from the 50s and 60s, but you can see these items in person in the brick and mortar store. Come in and time travel to the past or stay in the present with our great selection of spring designer and contemporary pieces.