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Halloween Costumes From Detroit’s Hirschfield Theatrical Costumes
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October 31 is nearly here and we’ve been scouring Detroit for some of the best vintage clothing to apply to your Halloween costume. One unique find that came through Lost & Found Vintage’s doors in the past few weeks was a creepy/amazing jester costumes labeled with the tag “Hirschfield Theatrical Costumes Detroit.” With no more [...]

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Eva Mendes Gives Love To Lost & Found
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Throughout the making of Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut, How To Catch A Monster, we had the pleasure of helping out a few of the movie’s stars while they were filming in town. Hollywood starlet Eva Mendes made a few trips to the shop and loved it so much that she gave us as a shout [...]

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Summer Style Icons of 2013
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It’s here already… Summer is most definitely upon us. With the added benefit of Michigan weather, which means skipping from winter straight to August-esque heat, it’s already time for shorts, t-shirts, tanktops and boat shoes. Need a little inspiration for your 2013 seasonal wardrobe change? Look no further than some of our favorite summer style [...]

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Classic Moments in Short Shorts
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Summer is nearly here. That means backyard BBQs, outdoor shows, baseball games and lots and lots of short shorts. As a seasonal favorite at Lost and Found Vintage, you might not think there is not much of science to these classic denim items, but that’s where you would be wrong. The right cut, the right [...]

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Elle Magazine Names Lost & Found “Best Vintage Store in America”
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We’re honored to say that Elle Magazine has named Lost & Found Vintage one of “The Best Vintage Stores in America” in a May 2013 article. Citing our “ever-changing inventory of men’s and women’s vintage clothing from the 1930s to the 1980s,” we’re excited to have been bestowed this honor and be included with some [...]

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The Pasty: A Piece of Northern Michigan History
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Recently at Lost & Found Vintage, two pieces of vintage linen featuring unique historical/food designs came through the shop. In Michigan of all places, we understand the relationship between fashion and food isn’t such a stretch. Both deserved to be worshiped. The items include a souvenir-style tablecloth print of Cornwall, England and a tea towel [...]

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Important Moments in Crinoline History
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Whether it was the constant stream of “show girl” costumes or horrible 90s country outfits, somewhere along the way crinoline gained a reputation that it doesn’t deserve. This much maligned piece of fashion history is truly impeccable and has an interesting story that shouldn’t be limited to the attire of Reba McEntire and The Judds. [...]

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High Fashion in Detroit: R.H. Fyfe and Co.
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Before Woodward and I-75 became home to the Foxtown corridor, the area was known as the capital of the footwear world. This is due in large part to the legacy of the R.H. Fyfe and Co. Remembered as one of the leading shoemakers of the 19th and 20th century, Richard Henry Fyfe was only 18 [...]

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High Fashion in Detroit: Kern’s Department Store
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Exuding style, grace and impeccable architecture, Kern’s department store first opened at Woodward and Gratiot in 1897. The store’s foundation was built on the reputation of Ernst Kern, Sr., a German immigrant, whose specialty was importing fabrics, lace and ribbons from around the world. The department store of the early 1900s had a much different feel [...]

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The History Behind Hand-painted Mexican Skirts
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Taking cues from their vibrant surroundings, Mexican painters/fashion designers elevated the popular circle skirt of the 1950s to that of an art form. These hand-painted pieces from brands like Artegreen, Lavable and Tipicano, were typically 100% cotton and designed to reflect the culture of Mexico. Architecture, nature, historic Mexican art and people were all considered [...]

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