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FYF, Labor Day Weekend

10 Sep

In my absence of posting on my blog here and listing all our new items on Etsy, I’ve been pretty busy this past week.  One of my side gigs is writing a vintage style column for Examiner.com, and had the chance to get a press pass for the annual FYF fest held in downtown LA with tons of great indie bands and local fashion- you can see my full article and photos on the event here.
On Sunday I went camping at Point Mugu, north of Malibu with friends, and spent Labor Day soaking up the sun at the beach.  The next day my boyfriend and I took a drive up the coast of California to the bottom of  Big Sur, stopping off at small towns along the way- those pics to come this weekend.  It was great fun, but now it’s back to work!  There are a few new listings up now at Castaway Vintage that have just been added this morning, with tons more coming later today and tomorrow, I promise.

Happy Fashion’s Night Out Everyone- if you’re in LA check out the Vintage pop-up shop A Current Affair opening party tonight downtown!

Check out photos from my week off:

FYF Fest

Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees

Thee Oh Sees


Lorenzo and Jeep

Angela and Lorenzo

Brooks- Growlers singer

Ray & I

Brooks, myself & Ray

Ariel Pink

Ariel Pink

Cold Cave

Cold Cave

Cold Cave

Cold Cave

Camping Labor Day:

Around the City Vintage

29 Aug

I had the chance to interview a good friend of mine, Kelly, fellow Etsy seller and LA based vintage showroom owner of Around the City Vintage for my LA Vintage Style Examiner column at Examiner.com, about her shop and love of vintage.

Read the full interview HERE

LA based Around The City Vintage is both an online vintage shop carrying clothing, shoes, accessories, and home goods from the 1920’s-1990’s, as well as housing a Downtown showroom where customers can shop by appointment with personalized attention.  They say “Around the City Vintage comes from the hearts and minds of Kelly Castaneda and Roxanna Velazco. We present the finest in hand picked vintage goods; Clothing for women, men and children, accessories, shoes, and house-ware from the roaring 20’s, hippie 60’s, disco 70’s, funky 80’s to the rocking 90’s and current trends. We travel often and pick up amazing goodies along our travels.”

Taking the time to answer a few questions for Examiner.com readers, Roxie and Kelly discuss their love of vintage and concept of bringing finds from multiple cities into one cohesive, personal shopping experience.

When and why was Around The City Vintage started?
ACV was started in late fall(2009), we started Around the City Vintage for the love of vintage and vintage buying.

What is the concept behind ATC Vintage?
Roxie– The way you dress is an expression of how you feel. Around the city vintage allows anyone to express their moods and feelings through our garments.
Kelly– Around the City Vintage is also about expressing our love for travel and our love for vintage clothing. We decided to marry the two loves and birth Around the City Vintage. It gives us a platform to share our thrifted or vintage findings from our travels.

Describe the type of person that would love shopping at Around the City Vintage.
Roxie– Anyone who truly loves vintage and is just as excited as we are when we learn the history of all these amazing pieces will love shopping with Around The City Vintage. We love hearing about the story behind each piece and that’s what we try to offer everyone.
Kelly– We have so many people come into the showroom, since our sneak preview opening. People from Mexico, New York, San Francisco. Arizona, Utah and from all over California. Everyone is welcomed!

What makes Around The City Vintage unique?

Kelly– ACV has a more personalized and intimate feel. When you walk into the showroom your immediately in awe by our large treasure inventory. We thrive on one on one shopping, getting to know the shopper as well as befriending them.
Roxie– Around The City Vintage showroom is such a good looking space and every piece in the showroom stands out because it has it’s own character. We love to get to know the shopper and let them know us and give them a little back story on whatever garment/piece they’re interested in.

Who are your style inspirations/influences?
Kelly– My mother, her young days are so inspiring and basically street fashion, I view sidewalks as fashion runways.
Roxie– Brigitte Bardot, Jane Birkin, Edie Sedgwick, Audrey Hepburn

Do you have a favorite decade?
Kelly– 1920’s, 1960’s and 70’s
Roxie– 60’s

Where we can find you/links?
Site: aroundthecityvintage.etsy.com
Tumblr: aroundthecityvintage.tumblr.com
Facebook: facebook.com/aroundthecityvintage
Twitter: twitter.com/ACVintage_says
Showroom location: 1839 South Main St LA CA 90015
Make an appointment today! aroundthecityvintage@gmail.com