Monday, April 7, 2014

DEMO.... day 1............

Store front update:  Demo Day 1

Stopped by the shop to check on the 1st day of the remodel...

Walls are all down.... wiring in the works.....   should be able to get a final peak on Thursday and maybe move a few things in on Friday!

Attached are photos from today.  You will also see the garage, patio, and a full shot of the front.... it's gonna be amazing, I tell ya!

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

It's Official! Richard's Fabulous Finds has signed a lease and will be opening soon!

Found the space... signed the lease... now it's just a matter of time!

Just had to let everyone know that after months of searching, I have finally found a place to call home...

In the #WOW District, *(West of Western) of Humboldt Park, Chicago at 2545 W. North Avenue will soon be Richard's Fabulous Finds Vintage Menswear & Gifts!

It will take about a month for the renovations and updates to happen... but have no fear the Etsy & ebay stores will stay stocked full of great men's vintage and you will still see me selling in and around Chicago at markets all summer long!

PLEASE consider making a contribution to my GoFundMe fundraiser.....    You can choose a free boutonniere or free 50's deadstock knit tie as your gift...   Direct donations always accepted at via Paypal.

Stay tuned, as I am going to walk everyone through the process here on my blog.  From tear down, to build up, to painting, hanging, and stocking... you will get the inside scoop....

Thank you to all that are sharing this journey with me... I couldn't do it without your positive energy and support!



Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Royal Blue: The color of Summer 2014

ROYAL BLUE....  get into it!

One of the major goals of my vintage collection is also to show men that you can wear vintage and still look modern....

Better fabrics, better construction, better for the environment, and ONE OF A KIND- what's not to love?

During my day as a merchandiser on Michigan Avenue I noted all of the handsome blue hues that saturated many of my accounts.  Attached are just a few examples of very high end designer men's lines....   

Now, if you want to do this but via vintage, make sure and check out my Etsy store...  I have been searching for these shades all winter and I hope you find a piece or two in your size....  stay tuned for more suiting this week as well...

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Restyling Complete: "Save the Coat" Project

Well, the coat is back and it turned out amazing!

Tanya Tailors is very close to my residence and I think they did an outstanding  job.  I have been going to them for years for dry cleaning and general alterations, but this was my first attempt at a restyling and couldn't be happier with the outcome.

There was even enough fabric (thank goodness they kept the scraps) left over that I believe I can have a matching 8 panel Apple Jack hat made... going on a hunt to find a men's milliner... another project to watch for!

I have added a link to Tanya Tailor on the menu.  If you are in need, they are the place to go.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

"Save the Coat" Project....

Sometimes you see something and you just have to keep it from ending up in the trash....

This handsome piece was on the damaged rack, clinging to life, so I had to save him!

The color and details are amazing, but as you can see by the photos the moths had their way..... BASTARDS!

Well, I took it to my tailor to see what could be done, and I think the results are going to be amazing.

Stay tuned for updates on the "Save the Coat" Project here and on my Facebook page ----->

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

FUNDRAZR is up and running... MAKE A DONATION TODAY!

Meetings are in the works....  well...  now on to the next line of progress:   FINANCE

I have set up a Fundrazr to help with costs & expenses on getting the Richard's Fabulous Finds shop up and running.

Please take a moment and click the link to help.  Any and all assistance is SO GREATLY appreciated.


Friday, March 14, 2014

Making a BIG move for 2014.... Richard's Fabulous Finds store in Chicago!

Hey everyone....

Just wanted to give you a little inside scoop on my hunt for a place to house my men's vintage goodies....

We might have found a spot here in Chicago, so I will let you know the progress as it happens.

But, to give inspiration to the vision I hope to achieve, I have attached photos of places & spaces that I have felt a bond....   I hope you like!   ANY feedback welcome!