Akinsete remembers vintage’s 1990s resurgence, when he and business partner Govella Pangidzwa, opened Souled Out, a small shop on Portobello Green. “The timing was perfect. Portobello was like East London now, super hip. Kate Moss and Helena Christensen, Björk and Kylie, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana: they all came in.” What’s different today? “It’s more than just trendy, it’s a lifestyle – [the popularity of vintage] has come through education and it’s a response to fast fashion – and that’s good.” Currently, Akinsete is working with auction house Bonhams as it prepares its Cool Britannia exhibition for next
PORT TOWNSEND — The Wandering Wardrobe, for the past couple of decades, has been a place for earth-conscious style and the occasional bottle of Champagne.
Now the owners, Beverly Michaelsen and her daughter Kaiya Lily Hubbard, are “ready to pass the torch along to someone more computer-savvy,” Michaelsen said this week.
The vintage clothing business is on the market for $50,000. The building itself, in the Fountain District at 936 Washington St., is priced at $450,000.
Michaelsen, who first opened in 1998, said the time has come for a new proprietor to put those retro dresses and suits on a
Hundreds of civilians have been killed this week in a gruesome massacre in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, according to Amnesty International, in an act that the UN said could amount to war crimes. On Monday evening in the small town of Mai-Kadra, a few kilometers from the Sudanese border, “scores, and likely hundreds” of people were stabbed or hacked to death, Amnesty said, based on verified photos and videos the scene and interviews with witnesses. “We have confirmed the massacre of a very large number of
Conner Stella had a dream to one day be able to open her own storefront in the very place she has called home her entire life.
Born and raised in Oshawa, and now living in the city’s downtown core, Stella is about to open up her own vintage clothing boutique in what she says is her “favourite part of the city.”
“I’m Oshawa tried and true,” says Stella. “I love it here.”
She says despite the negativity that surrounds downtown, she loves the area and couldn’t imagine opening up a shop anywhere else.
“I know it has a bit of
Most people were happy to comply, and the store gave masks to shoppers who didn’t have one, she said.
“The people that didn’t want to wear a mask, really didn’t want to wear a mask and they wanted to argue about it and just tell me it didn’t work, or that it was stupid,” she … Read More