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Before and After

Citizen Vintage

BEFORE...

Abstract print top and long magenta skirt

 

 

"The pattern of this top is super fun, but it's really overwhelming in such a boxy shape"

-Lara

 

"Red can be a really hard colour to wear, so I think a full  skirt like this would be more wearable shortened. "

-Becky


AFTER!

We can see that both pieces look much fresher and more modern. With both pieces paired down, neither print or bold color feels overwhelming. 

A Week In The Life Of the CV Girls: Part Two

Citizen Vintage

We are now at the second stage of the vintage shop process. We last left you off where we were scouring the city looking for some amazing vintage treasures. Which, btw, we found plenty of :) What a success it was. But now we are going to let you in on what happens once we get back to the studio. How do we stay organized with the hundreds of pieces we buy every week? How do we decide what is to be sold as is and what will be modified? 

We start the day off by taking a deep breath and not feeling overwhelmed by all the bags full of clothes we have dragged in. A little positivity and a great playlist really helps get the process going.

Now it's time to sort. We have a few piles that get divided by season and then by assortment i.e mens, womens, skirts, dresses... We have fun with this since we get to relive some of the crazy/ fun pieces we've found.

Two busy little bees!

So. Many. Clothes.

So. Many. Clothes.

Next step. The girls then have to sort by washing as well. Yes, in case you were wondering, everything that steps into the CV shop is washed!  So now the clothing will get seperated for denim, dark clothes, whites, wool and delicate etc... "We spend a lot of time doing laundry" said Lara. Some pieces have to be hand washed, all the wool has to be lain flat to dry, some pieces have to be hung... So as you can imagine, the studio goes from neat and organized to just having clothing everywhere!  

Then there is a the question of how to decide what to alter? The girls know that the oversize look is cool, however there is a fine line between oversize and just the exaggerated silhouettes of the 80's. So typically if the shoulders are too big or dresses seem a little too frumpy and long, that's when the items get tossed into the alteration pile. Leather pants seem to end up in that pile more often than not. Unflattering straight legs and pleating. So when you get leather shorts at the shop, know that they were once  someones (MC Hammer) pants :)

Now once items have been washed, it's time to divided them up once again. There is "tagging party" that takes place. This is where all items that go to the shop get priced and tagged to be put out on the floor. But for the items staying behind, the studio is full of bins for each assortment and the clothing gets placed there until it is their time to go to the shop and get shot for Etsy. 

Off to the shop! 

To Be Continued...

 

 

La Façade Merchandise at the Shop

Citizen Vintage

CV girls wearing the tees for $25 and the sweatshirt for $50

CV girls wearing the tees for $25 and the sweatshirt for $50

Our September artist of the month, La Façade has some in-store goodies for you to purchase. They are such a talented duo so head to the shop to support your local artists and their work! 

Greeting cards: $5

Greeting cards: $5

Posters: $25

Posters: $25

Post cards: $4

Post cards: $4

Before and After

Citizen Vintage

Before...

Cut out linen blouse and print skirt

 

 

 

This top is crazy, but we really like the detail at the collar. Since its a tailored piece, it takes more time and skill to alter it. So were a bit on the fence when we picked it out.

-Becky


After!

The cut out detail is really cool, but making it a crop makes it so much cooler and less dated. Also, the skirt is the perfect mini now!