Thursday, November 16, 2017

Holiday Shopping 2017

It's here. I can't believe it,  but it's here. Holiday shopping, Christmas fun.

Black Friday
Small business Saturday
Cyber Monday 

All of these apply to me and my shop. So, I'm stocking up people. Overalls, denim jackets, sweaters, vintage 501s ... I've got 'em.

And since you're here, reading this, take 10% off NOW, with code VINTAGE at checkout. You don't have to wait.

Otherwise, you can wait a week and a half, when the sale begins. At least 20% off everything, and Cyber Monday, may be even more.

Meanwhile, have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. Tell those who mean something to you that you love them.

Life changes fast, every day and every year. And it only takes looking back on the year to see how different everything is from where you started in January and how different everything will be, starting the new year.

Hold on to the most important people in your life by recognizing them. Tell them you love them. That you miss them. Because in the end, that's all that matters; love is the only thing that has any value.

And I'll see you soon, starting November 24th, Black Friday at my shop!

-HJS


Monday, October 23, 2017

Vintage Pendleton Shirts

I probably write a post about vintage Pendleton shirts every year. And the reason is two-fold.

1. I wear them all the time. They're my favorite wool (not even the new Pendleton shirts can compare) and I love plaid like crazy. So, I'm never not going to wear them.

2. I sell Pendleton all the time. I've joked to my friend Lara that I should call my shop "Overalls and Hawaiian Shirts," because I sell those things the most. But, let me add Pendleton shirts, to that list too. If I could find them more, I'd sell them just as fast.

Like me, others know why vintage Pendleton are amazing: they're quality. 

Listen, I love the Pendleton company. Even their stuff of today. But, I can't say I'll go out of my way to buy their new product. The moment they shipped their USA manufacturing to Mexico, the quality changed. I know some say the wool is the same. But it's not. And it's the way it's manufactured. It's difficult to explain, but after so many years in the vintage clothing/textile industry, I go by texture to insure quality. And the texture of vintage to new Pendleton is night and day. As is most clothing of today.

But, especially the Pendletons. It's why I'm such a proponent of vintage wool, vintage plaid, vintage cotton, etc.

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Bonus: I just found a ring in one of the pockets! Granted, the ring is worth 50 cents. However, that's not the point. The point is it's vintage, it's cute, and I found it ... really, it found me. I love gifts like that. Those that are small and unexpected -- they seem to be the most valuable of all. Kind of like a kiss, or a hug, or a word of appreciation. Small and unexpected. But oh-so-very perfect.

The shop is stock full of Pendletons. ◄Come on by!

-HJS