Is Mending Having a Moment?

Is Mending Having a Moment?

Three years ago, Allison took a darning class at French General in Los Angeles, the always-on-trend store with new and vintage fabric, notions, trims and French ephemera  run by designer Kaari Meng. It's the sort of store that hits all the right notes, and its workshops, field trips and European excursions are our idea of [...]

Thrifting for a Purpose in Sarasota

Thrifting for a Purpose in Sarasota

There are a multitude of charities that benefit from thrift store proceeds. In Florida, where retirement is a major industry, it makes perfect sense to have thrift shops supporting senior residences. The Pines of Sarasota offers assisted living, skilled nursing care and memory care residences. The facilities run two thrift shops, both called Fabulous Finds, [...]

Jumpsuits and Boiler Suits

Jumpsuits and Boiler Suits

Over the past few weeks, Allison has been visiting vintage clothing stores in the Coachella Valley, asking proprietors what trends they are seeing. At every shop, the word "jumpsuit" has been mentioned. Jumpsuits or boiler suits, as they are known in Britain, are hot. Boiler suits are defined as a one-piece protective garment worn for [...]