Tag Archives: vintage shopping

City Style: Retro Vixen

At the end of a fantastically busy week, I decided a little dose of retail therapy was in order. A must-stop on my list? The adorable Retro Vixen boutique on 39th Street.

Have you been? It’s amazing. Retro Vixen’s gorgeous owner, Melissa Evans, has created a boutique that caters to the pin-up and vintage lifestyle. Sky-high heels, curve-hugging dresses, sassy lingerie — you’ll find it all at Retro Vixen, plus accessories, including whimsical shoe clips from the talented Louise LeMans.

I’m waiting for some apparel and wedges to arrive next week, but in the meantime, I couldn’t leave empty-handed. My purchases are below — and yes, that’s a HAIR DRYER necklace. Appropriate, no? I’m just a little hair-obsessed.

Head down to Retro Vixen and inject some vintage glamour in your spring wardrobe ASAP! Be sure to check out all of the fabulous creations from Monkey Wrench Clothing, too. Isn’t retail therapy the greatest?

New in town: Liberty Belle KC

I made a happy discovery today while on the hunt for nursery decor with Jamie at Urban Mining Homewares and Good JuJu. On the backside of the building that houses Good JuJu is Liberty Belle KC, a family-owned vintage shop that, like the aforementioned boutiques, is only open the first weekend of the month.

Inside Liberty Belle KC, a treasure trove of antique, vintage and second-hand goodies awaits, arranged in several areas that include a few individually owned booths. Searching for a kitschy plush chair or a retro, wall-mounted telephone? Done and done.

Those who know me well know that I’m drawn like a magpie to shiny, glittery things–in fact, this obsession with sparkle is a running joke within my family. So imagine my delight as I encountered Junie’s, one of the vintage booths within Liberty Belle KC that’s bursting with all sorts of finds: jewelry, fabric flowers, knick-knacks, furniture, bird cages and more.

Head to Liberty Belle KC this weekend for the unofficial opening, and be sure to mark your calendar for the first weekend of May, when Liberty Belle celebrates its grand opening. And when you go? Bring cash or your checkbook. Debit and credit cards are only accepted at certain booths.