We spent last Saturday driving around Salt Lake City, just taking pictures in the dense fog. Near the Grand America Hotel, I spied a gorgeous dress in a window, so we circled around the block for a closer view. The vintage store, Decades, was just moments from opening for the day, so we sat in our warm rental car until it was time to go in. The store has a strict no-photo policy, but I was able to snap a few before we went inside (and before I knew about the rules).
I’ve spent my fair share of time in local antique stores, but I don’t know much about vintage clothing. We entered on a whim, and I was really amazed by the large selection of clothing for men and women. It was fun wandering around the store for a while, and I was lucky enough to find a few treasures to take home with me.
This skirt, with its pretty sequins and chevron pattern, immediately caught my eye and reminded me of Alt Summit. It’s a modern skirt, but it has buttons and ties in place of a zipper, as well as a fuller cut, and I love the retro feel it offers. Plus, it’s cotton, so I’ll get lots of use from it this spring and summer.
I also found this sweet handbag by a brand called Town & Country, which I read was popular during the 1950s and 60s. The bag is pristine and looks brand new, so the previous owner took excellent care of it! It’s a great summer bag, especially for the Texas heat, and I love the fabric embroidery and the gold bow clasp.
I also brought home this lovely vintage print, the very first thing that caught my eye in the store, and I love how romantic and feminine it is. I’ve propped it up on my dresser near my perfume bottles for now, and I might hang it somewhere eventually.
This was really my first experience with actual vintage shopping, and completely unexpected, but it was so much fun! If you get to visit Salt Lake City (maybe for Alt next year!), Decades Vintage is in walking distance from the conference, and is really worth checking out.