February 2, 2011

Library: Archives Of Fashion


So happy for my friend Lauren Lail. Her vintage wears shop, Library: Archives of Fashion, was just named one of Coastal Living's Best Online Boutiques!  And rightfully so.  Her shop features looks sourced from vintage shows and shops around the US and beyond.  Wanna see some of my current favorites?


And I'm kicking myself a little that I missed this Gianfranco jacket.


Lauren has a showroom based out of her historic downtown Charleston home (fitting), but luckily she keeps her website up to date for out of town shoppers.  So if you get weak in the knees over rare, storied pieces be sure to check often because she regularly gets in "new" items. 

By a show of hands, ahem comments, who would like to see a Q&A a la Lauren with some tips on vintage shopping??   I bet I can twist her arm ;)

Images via Library: Archives of Fashion.  David Sullivan Photography.

26 comments:

17 Perth said...

Would love to hear her thoughts! Her online store is gorgeous. I love this floral metallic blouse.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

For starters, you have the best friends andnext, I'd love love to hear her thoughts since I adore vintage shopping. Beautiful shop!

Meg said...

Gorgeous shop & stuff!

things that sparkle said...

I would love to read a Q&A. Wish I could go shopping there!

Amanda said...

Sound like fun! I wish I could shop there...but it seems she has an online store that I am noticing from a comments above, I think I will go check that out :)

Michelle @ Ten June said...

Wow! This stuff is gorgeous. Love the pink jacket- reminds me of something Whitney Port would wear. Ooh, with a pair of white skinnys? Love it!

Morgan said...

That Chanel bag is TO DIE FOR!

Natalie said...

I love her! Went in her shop when it breifly opened downtown. Would love to see a Q & A with her, pretty please! I would also like that Chanel bag and printed blouse.

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Um that would be a HECK YES! (c: I already think she's pretty awesome judging from those pieces...I'm totally in love with that YSL skirt...

Taylor Renee said...

Definitely would read that! And I adore that skirt also! Great color.

traci zeller designs said...

Um, yes! Of course! I am really loving that yellow skirt. BlogFest ensemble???

idratherbeshopping said...

why helloooooooo chanel! heading on over there RIGHT NOW! thanks for the intro!

xo,
joAnn

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

yes, please! Would love that yellow skirt. I just bought some spring accessories yesterday. So ready for pops of color.

Jen said...

I love that perfect little yellow skirt!! So my style :-)

Happy Wednesday Dear! xo

Kate said...

One of my favorite parts is the "One My Mind" Section!

Estelle said...

I'm raising two hands - does that count double?? Yes, do have a q&a. That would be awesome. And bring on the 80s vintage fashion. I am loving it.

Sara Mueller said...

Love a Q&A! She has amazing pieces!

katie beth said...

here i am, raising my hand! i sometimes feel a little overwhelmed while vintage shopping and would completely appreciate the tips!

and thank you, thank you for your sweet comment on my 'quarter-century-crisis' post over on my blog, 'the fair peacock.' chassity... if i can be YOU when i'm 28, then life will be amazing! thanks for doing what you do... i love it!

Sarah said...

One of each please. I must check out her online shop. Thanks Chassity. BTW, I like the finishing touches on your blog.

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

That yellow skirt is gorgeous! I love how vintage pieces can give so much character to an outfit :)

thelonelywifeproject said...

Oh please twist it!

Cristina @FUJI FILES said...

I could definitely use some vintage shopping tips!! Especially if they result in great finds like these ;)

xx Cristina

imagine.create.play said...

Me, me, me!!!! Oh yes please to the Q and A.
I'm loving that Chanel vintage bag.
(BTW, i love reading your "on my mind" section!!)

Julie and Lauren said...

I would love a Q&A! Going to the NY Vintage show this weekend and always get overwhelmed! Tips would help for sure.
Xx.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

I really like the yellow skirt but I love the cute bag also!

Megan said...

Can't wait to go and check out her site; looks like wonderful stuff!!