Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Fashion Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Fashion | Is ‘Vintage’ Clothing Over? Supported by noted The return of early 2000s hits like the Dior saddle bag and low-rise jeans suggests a perhaps fatal shortening of the cycle. ByRhiannon Picton-James Dec. 26, 2018 Resale sites have comeDepop is entirely app-based, functioning as a cross between Instagram and a sales platform. Its 10 million plus users have handles and followers. There are hashtags, you can “like” items and there’s a much stronger focus on styling and aesthetic. The coolest photo of the day will land you on the home page, and bam, you’re Depop-famous. Depop releases its users’ stats weekly, and sellers compare their worldwide ranking. They’re always quick to congratulate each other in private community pages on Facebook — and so they … [Read more...] about Is ‘Vintage’ Clothing Over?
During a season when people tend to wax nostalgic and enjoy classic Christmas movies and songs, some also seek shopping experiences that evoke an earlier time. Long Grove Vintage Holidays, presented by the Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association, filled that niche this weekend. On Sunday, shoppers such as Michael and Mary Plaza of Elk Grove Village leisurely strolled the downtown, filling shopping bags with such goodies as apple doughnuts from the Long Grove Confectionery & Apple Haus.Others, like Heather Salerno of Mount Prospect, decided to delay retail gratification and enjoy a carriage ride through the area."We got to see a lot of the different stores along the route. It was beautiful. It got us all into the Christmas spirit," said Salerno, who was joined by her husband, Joe, and three children. "Where else can you get a free carriage ride around a town nowadays?"For Ryan Winn of Mount Prospect, the atmosphere reminded him of small towns where he grew up in New … [Read more...] about Nostalgia, hope for downtown’s future abound at Long Grove Vintage Holidays
Judy Rose Special to the Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EST Dec 22, 2018 This nearly 110-year-old home in Grosse Pointe Farms is stately, gracious and unusually opened up for a house of this age and size. Its big, open first floor has only five rooms, even when you count the large foyer. The other four are living room, dining room, library and kitchen. That’s in contrast to some very large houses with so many rooms “when you go there, you can get lost,” said one owner. “You can have a party for 50 people and not get lost,” said the other. “It reminds me of a very rich time in history.” The second floor has vintage appeal of a more traditional kind. It has six bedrooms — enough for a large family or for servants — with four full baths. The owners’ suite has more than a bath and sleeping room. At one side, a second-floor sunroom is bright with three sides of glass. On the other is a room the … [Read more...] about Grosse Pointe Farms home has vintage appeal
This story is breaking and being updated. Vintage Capital Management turned to the courts on Friday to try to get its merger with Plano-based Rent-A-Center back on track. The Florida-based private equity company has asked a Delaware court to issue a temporary restraining order and to permanently stop Rent-A-Center from proceeding as if a pending merger agreement has ended.Rent-A-Center on Tuesday terminated the merger, which was first agreed to in June and approved by its shareholders in September. … [Read more...] about Rent-A-Center’s refusal to merger prompts lawsuit from jilted Vintage Capital
Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 AM EST Dec 17, 2018 Back when smoking was sexy and cocktails during business lunches were a thing, the 1961 Lincoln Continental introduced America to a new design that transformed a failing luxury brand into a hot sedan carrying world leaders, industrial barons and the Hollywood elite. Now, Lincoln is seeking to recapture that vintage elegance in a classic sedan. A limited-edition 2019 Continental honors the custom luxury vehicle made 80 years before for Edsel Ford in 1939. Years later, the company introduced the '61 Continental — famous for its center-opening doors and a chrome-accented upper shoulder line. Lincoln announced Monday that its dealers will start taking orders on Dec. 17 for just 80 of the special Continentals, which will feature a sill plate numbered like artwork. The price will be listed at "north of $100,000," officials said. Like the 1961 version, it will come … [Read more...] about Lincoln Continental makes vintage limited edition with ‘suicide doors’