How to Make Vintage Shopping Work for Your Home

Portland interior designer Max Humphrey has a special eye when it comes to thrifting. He plays around with funky vintage patterns and shapes from subway tiles to brick & mortar styles. To him, vintage shopping is all about a “thrill of the hunt” mindset.

On April 20, Humphrey—along with author Chase Reynolds Ewald and photographer (and frequent PoMo contributor) Christopher Dibble—are releasing Modern Americana (Gibbs Smith, 2021), a new design book highlighting Humphrey’s interior design projects from Bend to the Oregon Coast. Ahead of the book’s launch, we talked to Humphrey and mined his brain for design tips. When

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Sun Hats And Dresses Were A Street Style Must-Have At The Pickwick Vintage Show

With the seasons changing and the weather getting warmer — along with vaccinations in full swing for a more social summer — it’s likely that you’re looking for some outfit inspiration to help you get dressed over the next few months. While red carpets and fashion weeks haven’t been the best sartorial moments for ideas, we started turning to outdoor markets’ street style crowds to help get our creative juices flowing.

Over the weekend, the Pickwick Vintage Show returned to Pickwick Gardens in Burbank, Calif., for its monthly gathering of local vendors. From vintage clothing and jewelry to accessories and

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Where to Buy Vintage Furniture Online

If interior design feels more relevant than ever right now, that’s because it is. And while that encompasses all updates and interiors purchases, nothing feels buzzier at the moment than vintage and antique furniture. Since the dawn of e-commerce, comfort levels with making big, luxury purchases online, from fine jewelry to Gucci, have varied widely—and investing in that 1970s Bellini chair is no different.

Anthony Barzilay Freund, editorial and fine art director at 1stDibs, is sharing his vast well of knowledge to help you navigate the Italian and Danish furniture-filled waters of shopping for vintage pieces on the Internet.

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Shop Retro Fashions at Cold Spring’s DamnAged Vintage Store

Photos by The Nat Lens

Luxury fashion expert and former Ralph Lauren merchandiser Judiann Romanello runs this upscale used clothing shop in the Hudson Valley.

Cold Spring is a little slice of nostalgia in the Hudson Valley.

Lively antique stores, historic buildings, and top-tier fashion define this Putnam County community where “old school cool” meets modern perspectives. A stroll past the village’s charming streets evokes the sensation of a bygone era full of classy homes, flowing gowns, and soothing jazz records.

DamnAged Vintage had an active social media following before the Cold Spring storefront opened its doors

DamnAged Vintage,

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Vintage fashion hacks: How to bring clothing and accessories back to life

Green 1950s dress, with fully operational zip. Source: Joanne Thompson

To remove marks from shoes, bags and leather clothing

Use a slightly moistened microfibre sponge. Be very careful though, as rubbing too hard can take off the colour.

(Cleaned) Gherardini mod designer bag. Source: Joanne Thompson

To reshape a straw hat

Dunk it in water and reshape as you choose. It should maintain the shape as it dries.

1950s/’60s straw hat. Source: Joanne Thompson

To remove body-odour smells

Don’t waste your money on dry cleaning, it doesn’t help with body odour. Only washing helps. Even woollen garments can be carefully

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Vintage clothing store created by UH senior helps pay tuition

Using her passion for fashion, corporate communications senior Olivia Haroutounian collects and sells vintage clothing to pay for tuition. | Juana Garcia/The Cougar

Amid the popularity of entrepreneurship, many UH students have created small businesses around their passions or a niche they find interesting. For corporate communications senior Olivia Haroutounian, her passion is the world of vintage fashion.

As the brains behind her business RealLifeAsLiv, Haroutounian collects and resells designer and vintage clothing.

From Chanel to smaller designer brands, she finds and collects them, most of which sells for hundreds of dollars. 

Along with

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