Sunday, April 22, 2012

coming soon | quintessential swim

          1980s low cut ruffle swimsuit 1960s short bottom swimsuit (sold!)

cut out linen

A beautiful 1960s dress SOLD! part of tomorrow's collection. The slip choices are endless; what's better, it's a larger size and easily altered so that someone can have it perfectly contoured to their body shape. Available 4/23!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

accessories preview | 4/23 update

Coming Soon || Monday, April 23rd

vintage white leather huarache flats/size 10 SOLD!
vintage Maud Frizon ankle tie pumps/size 7 SOLD!
vintage Esprit two-tone brogues/size 8 SOLD!
1960s Miriam Haskell tear drop jewelry set SOLD!
1930s seed bead wedding purse SOLD!
1960s enamel chain charm necklace

Monday, April 16, 2012

POP UP SHOP | 4/28 & 4/29

What: Allen Company Pop Up Shop
Where: theBanquet in Brooklyn; NY
When: Saturday April 28th & Sunday April 29th

Sunday, April 15, 2012

New Arrivals || April 16th stock preview

The store will be updated with 30+ vintage items tomorrow at 8:00 A.M eastern standard time! Floral silk dresses, lace dresses, wool sweaters, coats and accessories. If you need any information about sizing/price please message me through my Etsy store.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

accessory preview | april 16th update

Accessory Preview: Accessories coming to the store on Monday, April 16th! 1. 1990s suede olive boots; (size 8) SOLD! 2. 1980s open heel mesh oxfords; (size 8½) SOLD! 3. 1980s victorian reptile oxford heels; (size 6) 4. 1960s green alligator pumps; (size 8½) 5. 1970s shell necklace SOLD! 6. 1980s leather rose satchel purse. SOLD!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

three (I mean two) trench coats

Three trench coats SOLD! were coming to the store (on April 16th), but #3 has already found itself into my coat closet instead of at Allen Company. Oh well!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

linen two ways

Two pairs of black 100% linen shorts SOLD! are coming to the store next week, but they couldn't be more contrary! The first pair is made of a rough, wide woven linen and have a slim fitting silhouette. The second pair are made from a silk-like finely woven linen and have a full and flouncy hip. Available Monday, April 9th!

Monday, April 2, 2012

restoration: 1920s lace & chiffon dress

This romantic 1920s lace & chiffon dress will be available in today's update, but needed a little reconstruction first. Four silk bows sit on the skirt, but one was riddled with tears and needed to be replaced. Unfortunately I neglected to take a before photo (I always forget!)

The three surviving bows were free form-hand stitched which makes them easier to replicate and gives the dress quite a charming feel. 

First I constructed a bow from some matching silk-chiffon fabric and then ironed it into that "perfect antique bow shape."

Pinned into place (somewhat similar to the original, but a little different to hid some of the holes that caused the need for it's replacement).

Hand stitched and secured. Dare I say I did a better job than the person who had done the others (?!)

Ironed to flatten and finish. Yes, I will say it does look better than the rest :)

And complete! You can see the rest of this dress when it becomes available in the store at 12 noon (est)!