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Bathing Beauties: ’60s Pucci

Posted: June 27th, 2013 | By:

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Bathing Beauties: 1920s

Posted: June 24th, 2013 | By:

Serious vintage babes can and should get Flapper fabulous at the beach in the real deal! Vintage 20s bathing suit:

Inflatable zebra sadly not included.

Stay tuned for more decades of Bathing Beauties coming soon!

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Look of the Week!

Posted: June 24th, 2013 | By:

Riza looks bright and chic in head-to-toe summery Pucci from our Penthouse! We have a ton of fab vintage Pucci online:

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We’re In Paper Magazine…

Posted: June 20th, 2013 | By:

Thanks to Paper for featuring us in their bubble-filled summer editorial!

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Look of the Week!

Posted: June 17th, 2013 | By:

This overall trend is growing on us thanks to Seri and his brilliant pairing of a sheer shirt from our special Penthouse section with vintage Gap overalls and flip-up sunnies! All available in the store.

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Style Icon: David Bowie in Kansai Yamamoto

Posted: June 12th, 2013 | By:

David Bowie has been getting a lot of attention lately with his new album and an exhibit in London, but at Screaming Mimi’s what we’ve been thinking about are Bowie’s Kansai Yamamoto costumes from his days as Ziggy Stardust.

David Bowie playing ping pong in a Kansai Yamamoto kimono-style costume. Photo:

As Ziggy, Bowie donned bright, geometric stage costumes that took inspiration from samurai and sumo wrestler attire. Yamamoto’s designs merged traditional Japanese elements with modern art references and futuristic fabrics.

The line pattern of this Aladdin Sane Tour bodysuit designed by Kansai Yamamoto resembles a Frank Stella painting

Yamamoto with Bowie, trying on a knit costume. Photo: Masayoshi Sukita

The same knit bodysuit on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Photo:

Can’t get enough of Japanese designers like Kansai Yamamoto? Check out our selection on ebay!

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Look of the Week!

Posted: June 10th, 2013 | By:

My very first Look of the Week is kicking off Japanese Designers Week on our blog and social media!
Lots of cool history and style posts, plus spotlights on items for sale in the store and online.

My coat in this look was just sold to a great ebayer, but you can check out the Yohji Yamamoto hooded romper I’m in here:


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Mr. Mickey’s Celebrity Sidewalk Sale

Posted: June 6th, 2013 | By:

They’re buzzing about our charity Celebrity Sidewalk Sale hosted by Mr. Mickey Boardman over on


“…you can shop donated goods from Karen Elson, Cindy Sherman, David Byrne, and more of Mr. Mickey’s friends. Additionally, there will be discounted new items from Pamela Love, Marni, Lulu Frost, Make Up For Ever, Theory, Essie, Alexis Bittar and so, so many more.”


So shop fab designer goods for a good cause this Saturday, June 8th and Sunday, June 9th,12pm to 6pm, at the Sidewalk Sale! 100% of the proceeds go to CITTA, a charity currently working to build a women’s center and girls’ school in Jaisalmer, India.

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Look of the Week!

Posted: June 3rd, 2013 | By:

Is Shinique in Noho in 2013 or is she straight out of Carnaby Street, London in 1968? We can’t even believe we snatched up this vintage Jeff Banks dress, let alone in such great condition– it’s a major rarity! A contemporary of Ossie Clark, this Welsh designer definitely had fun with bright colors and outrageous prints. Find our Jeff Banks dresses on Ebay: and check out Shinique’s adorable sunglasses, too:

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