It’s time to bring all the excellent new items I’ve been acquiring for the past few months to market…
Selling on Friday and Saturday, the 24th and 25th, doors open at 1pm on friday.
See you there!
Join us this Friday, September 26th for the annual men’s show in Manhattan
12 – 7pm, 123 West 18th St, NYC
Join us this Labor day Monday, September 1st, for the Vintage Clothing and Textile show in Sturbridge Mass.
We’ll be in the big ballroom at the Host Hotel
We’re going to be selling at a very pretty place in the country!
the first ever Phoenicia Flea in the Catskills, stop by and see us
Madras, the plaid checked cotton, originally from India, has been with us for a while, as this French fashion plate from 1800 (that’s year 9 of the Revolutionary calendar) can tell you:
Its presence in the twentieth century was less evocative; think crisp summer causal shirts for men, and simple skirts, dresses or blouses for women. Nevertheless, it’s one of those textiles that lost its Eastern orientalist associations a long time ago, and has found a permanent place in the camp of “classic,” even preppy summer basics.
Of course shirts like these 1950s and 1960s examples we have for sale can be worn in lots of ways beyond the “ivy” or preppy looks that have been attached to them. That’s the thing with a classic, it’s the nearly blank slate that you can always reinvent.