Shopping for Vintage Clothing in Cape Town

It has seriously been forever since I have even seen a vintage clothing store, so I was pleasantly surprised to find some vintage clothing stores in Cape Town, South Africa. Most of the vintage clothing stores I came across were on Long Street, a big tourist area in Cape Town.  A lot of businesses in… Continue reading Shopping for Vintage Clothing in Cape Town

How Do You Know When It’s Time to Say Goodbye to a Vintage Dress?

How do you know when it’s time to say goodbye to a vintage dress? When I am on the road every item of clothing I have is quite precious.  When we left after our last stop in the U.S. my backpack still contained two of the vintage dresses that I originally started this trip with.… Continue reading How Do You Know When It’s Time to Say Goodbye to a Vintage Dress?

What You Are Not Supposed to Wear on an African Safari

The Husband and I were recently trying to work on our future travel itinerary and needed somewhere to kill a little time so it warms up in Europe before we head that way (we really hate cold weather).  We discovered that there are some really cheap flights from India to South Africa and Tanzania.  We… Continue reading What You Are Not Supposed to Wear on an African Safari

Shopping for Vintage Clothing in Chiang Mai at Love ’70s

Chiang Mai is one of my favorite cities in Thailand, actually probably one of my favorite cities ever.  Last time we were in Chiang Mai I found Love ’70s, an awesome vintage clothing store.  I still have one of the dresses I bought there in my backpack today. When I knew we were returning to… Continue reading Shopping for Vintage Clothing in Chiang Mai at Love ’70s

Everybody Knows a Tailor in Hoi An

We visited Vietnam about eleven years ago and what I remembered most about Hoi An was that everybody who lived there had an aunt, cousin, mother, friend etc. who was a tailor and everybody tried to refer you to a tailor somewhere (no doubt in exchange for a commission). When we returned to Hoi An… Continue reading Everybody Knows a Tailor in Hoi An

A Vintage Dress at the Imperial City in Hue, Vietnam

We recently visited the Imperial City (or Citadel) in Hue, Vietnam and while they didn’t have much vintage clothing on display, I did learn a little about royal clothing at the time (I believe around late 1800’s to early 1900’s). I absolutely loved the detailing on one of the (reproduced) vintage gowns they had on… Continue reading A Vintage Dress at the Imperial City in Hue, Vietnam

A Photo Shoot in Hanoi and a Possible Vintage Dress Sighting at the Marble Mountains

Recently I was in Hanoi and while I was waiting for the husband to get money out of the ATM I saw what appeared to be some sort of photo shoot.  Being just an office worker in my prior life I had never seen anything like a photo shoot before so I thought it was… Continue reading A Photo Shoot in Hanoi and a Possible Vintage Dress Sighting at the Marble Mountains