Thursday, February 2, 2012

Collecting Vintage Shoes and All Kinds of Things

The wonderful thing with being a collector of many vintage items is I end up with all kinds of little boxes and things. It's no wonder that when my husband needed a bag that wouldn't leak when he filled it with ice and placed the bag of ice on his ailing shoulder that I had the perfect thing. In my collection I had a Comfort Bag. No really, a folding ice cap water bottle bag for cold and hot applications from the 50s or 60s. It even had the original box. So I filled the comfort bag with water and placed it in the freezer for the afternoon treatment. I have lots of vintage. Take these red, white and blue shoes in a size 9. You might think they look like a great clown outfit but no, at one time, these were very cool and complimented navy slacks and a red shirt. That was the 70's. So what are you collecting today?

See www.etsy.com/shop/rockyspringsvintage!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Ralph Lauren Red Short Sleeve Shirt

http://www.etsy.com/listing/91834829/vintage-ralph-lauren-red-short-sleeve

The brand was launched in 1967 when Ralph Lauren, born Ralph Lifshitz, received a $50,000 loan and started a line of men's ties.Prior to starting Ralph Lauren, he worked for Datrian Riser. By 1969 he had a boutique store within the Manhattan department store Bloomingdale's. Around that same time he released a line of women's suits that were tailored in a classic men's style, which was when the first Polo emblem was seen. It was on the cuff of the women's suit. In 1971, Polo Ralph Lauren launched its first women's collection and his first stand-alone store in Beverly Hills, California. Ten years later, in 1981, the brand went global with its first international store on London's New Bond Street. The Polo Sport line was introduced in 1993. The company went public in 1997. By 2007 Ralph Lauren had over 35 boutiques in the United States.
The brand now produces clothing, accessories, fragrances, furniture, and operates the restaurant RL in Chicago.