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Retro Kandy Vintage's 2020 Gift Guide

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Retro Kandy Vintage's 2020 Gift Guide

This holiday season is unlike any other we have ever known. Holiday shopping will look very different this year. Our family gatherings will not be as large as in previous years; and there won’t be large holiday parties to enjoy. But that doesn’t change the meaning of the Christmas season. Along with a beautifully written card, a sentimental and thoughtful gift is one of the best ways to show your appreciation and love for the special people in your life. Retro Kandy is known for unique, one-of-a-kind items that are perfect for everyone on your list. Let RKV make gift...

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Head Over Heels For Hats

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Head Over Heels For Hats

Almost every 2020 runway show featured hats. And not just one or two styles! The runway brought us an array of hat looks to choose from for the fall and winter seasons. Some hats were the practical looks we have seen in previous seasons like beanies and cozy, fuzzy hats. But many hat silhouettes were styles we have not seen in a long time, like bucket and bowl styles. Many designs included elaborate embellishments of flowers and flashy gems. Some styles were completely impractical, yet beautiful, with oversized designs and details. What excited me the most about this season’s cold...

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The World's Oldest Gem Is This Season's Hottest Trend

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The World's Oldest Gem Is This Season's Hottest Trend

"A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls."  ~Coco Chanel Pearls are considered to be the world’s oldest gems, dating back as far as 420 BC. Pearls were gifts to Chinese royalty, status symbols in ancient Rome, used by Cleopatra, and known to be worn by only the elite, ruling class. ℚ𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝔻𝕪𝕟𝕒𝕤𝕥𝕪 𝕀𝕞𝕡𝕖𝕣𝕚𝕒𝕝 ℂ𝕠𝕟𝕤𝕠𝕣𝕥 𝕧𝕚𝕒 ℙ𝕚𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕤𝕥; 𝕕𝕣𝕒𝕘𝕠𝕟𝕤𝕒𝕣𝕞𝕠𝕣𝕪.𝕓𝕝𝕠𝕘𝕤𝕡𝕠𝕥.𝕔𝕠𝕞   Natural pearls were harvested from oysters, making them extremely expensive. In 1893 Kokichi Mikimoto created the first cultured pearl.  Pearl farms were established, making cultured pearls more accessible. ℙ𝕙𝕠𝕥𝕠 𝕠𝕗 𝕂𝕠𝕜𝕚𝕔𝕙𝕚 𝕄𝕚𝕜𝕚𝕞𝕠𝕥𝕠 𝕧𝕚𝕒 ℙ𝕚𝕟𝕥𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕤𝕥   However, over the years, the popularity...

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Timeless Plaid

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Timeless Plaid

Plaid is probably the most recognizable fabric pattern. Maybe it’s the rich history that keeps this iconic print popular. Plaid stretches across decades and integrates many different groups of people. This in turn makes plaid a classic staple in most wardrobes. Let’s take a look back at this historical pattern! Tartan Is A Plaid But Not All Plaids Are Tartan This print dates back to the 1500s. Tartans are the unique cloth patterns which were used to identify different Scottish clans. Each clan had their own tartan design. The word “plaid” is actually the part of the traditional Scottish costume...

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A Nod From The 70s

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A Nod From The 70s

Stay warm this winter in this 1970's groovy style! Fur trimmed coats were all over the runway this season. The style was revamped for the modern day with striking fabrics and color choices. With some creativity and styling, any fur trimmed coat from the 70s could work for this season's cold weather trend! All Photos via Pinterest Dries Van Noten Fall 2020 Ready-to-Wear 1970 Corduroy Jacket Ad - Weatherbee Lanvin Fall 2020, Paris Fashion Week 1975 Sears Fall Winter Catalog, Page 102 Prada Fall 2020 Collection 1970 Sears Christmas Book Miu Miu Pre-Fall 2020 Fashion Show Spiegel F/W 1971

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