Monthly Archives: July 2012

Vintage Work-out Clothing: 1980s

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1980s work out fashion

1980s work out fashion

Leg warmers, impossibly tight spandex everything, thick headbands, and big hair… what else could we be talking about? The 1980s had some seriously experimental fashion and it didn’t stop when you hit the fitness center!

Sure, many of us look back and ask- what were they thinking? But maybe we’re just jealous. Sometimes wearing outrageous clothes is fun! How many people can you think of who have dressed up in 1980s fashion for Halloween or parties? I can think of plenty!

That’s why we, Rubber Soul Vintage, exist. We sell vintage and vintage-inspired clothing from the 1920s and on. So if you love the 1980s or any other kind of vintage clothing as much as us, be sure to swing by our store in downtown San Diego and like us on Facebook!

Photo found here.

Insta-vintage

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Instagram and vintage: they go together like that song in Grease. While on Instagram, you can search for great vintage and thrifted clothes that people have found by using the hashtag feature. #thrifting #vintage and #found all lead to some great vintage pieces. The picture below was a $6 find at Unique Thrift in Chicago. Oscar de la Renta at its cheapest!

What time is it?

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Time for you to get a vintage pocket watch!

Pocket watches are timeless, and they never go out of fashion. And at Rubber Soul Vintage in San Diego, you can find your own vintage jewelry and accessories.

Jewelry at Rubber Soul Vintage

Jewelry at Rubber Soul Vintage

In the photo above, you can see a recent display in our store. At our prices and selection, it can’t be beat! Plus, the framed Beatles photo is easy on the eyes. Be sure to stop on by!

Faux Fur for Fashion

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How do you feel about faux fur? It is one of the many funky materials used in great vintage clothing. While coats are the usual faux fur vehicle, there are a variety of vintage or vintage-style faux fur uses. Hats are usually a great find, and are usually in good condition. You can also look for stoles and skirts. What other strange materials do you look for on your vintage hunting?

Bohemian Feathers in the Summertime

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Feather Head Band

Feather Head Band

What is it about summer that makes us all want to dress in the vintage bohemian style? Feathers, in particular, are beautiful yet low key. In the photo above, found here, we can see an example of how feathers can be made into a headband.

Feathers on Sandals

Feathers on Sandals

And in the photo above, found here, feathers are used as an accessory on summer sandals.

Feather dream catcher

Feather dream catcher

In case you don’t actually want to wear feathers this summer, then you can buy or make a feather dream catcher like in the photo above, found here!

For more feather and bohemian style clothing and accessories, be sure to stop in at Rubber Soul Vintage in San Diego, CA.

What will stay vintage?

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Right now, we think of vintage as things from past that were fancy but not too fancy. If it’s from the 50s, it might be homemade. If it’s from the 80s, it might be a Member’s Only jacket. But what’s going to be the vintage store find of the future?

There are a lot of store that go for the vintage look, like Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. Then there’s the big brands like Gucci and Louis Vuitton. But what might be the vintage brand of tomorrow?

We here at Rubber Soul Vintage think it may be anything from cowboy boots to Lady Gaga glasses. It’s hard to predict, but the pop culture icons as well as the long term fashion trend seem to dictate the vintage style of the future. But with the emphasis on vintage, the future has a lot less to draw on. Skinny jeans and maxi dresses might not hold up…

How do you like your vintage?

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This time we want to hear from you! How do you like your vintage? Do you like to have curated selection like Rubber Soul Vintage? Or do you like to go to the Salvation Army and dig through thousands of garments donated by grandma? Or do you like to shop a relative’s closet? Or something else entirely? Let us know in the comments!