We wouldn’t love what we do if we didn’t feel compelled to dig deeper into the vintage we carry at the shop. Tamara (see previous post) and I were just chatting about the iconic style of Paloma Picasso. We love her strength, her appreciation for the dramatic, her love of hats, and her legacy of mixing elements of the old (rhinestones found in flea markets turned into new jewels!) with the glam.
Photo: Jean Paul Goude
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Just chatted with this chic Trez regular about her appreciation for Paloma Picasso as a style icon. Paloma would be proud at how Tamara has paired her vintage 80s handbag she just picked up at the shop with a modern Maria Cornejo dress. More on Paloma P in the next post!
Here are our fave last-minute picks for all of you Mom-lovers out there. We can help for all types of Moms!:
coral necklace (80s) – 85, gold-dipped shell necklace (60s) – 52, ss crystal neckace (60s) – 62, brass locket (70s) – 26, brooches (60s) – 14-19, brass mesh purse (60s) – 75
ostrich feather hat (60s) – 56, pillbox hat w/veil (60s) – 44, woven hat w/veil (60s) – 44, crocheted gloves with seam detail (50s) – 26, Victorian gutta percha locket – 115, Prison Ring etched with “Eres Mia” (30s) – 110
Monochrome, vintage style. Love her relaxed linen jumper tucked into old leather work boots.
Here are some shots from the Green Fashion Show we took part in at Union Station. We were stoked to join our fave neighbors (Blue’s Hard Goods, Rock It Again, Mercedes Bien) and spend some quality time in this beautiful building. The thing we enjoy the most is meeting inspiring people around the city and introducing vintage to folks. These DDOE employees did not regularly wear vintage but they looked great and they definitely worked the clothes.
Taresa – 60s linen day dress, 50s hat, 80s brass collar
Leah – 60s daisy mini dress, painted parasol, coral swing jacket (from Rock it Again!)
Mad Men premieres this Sunday and we’ve all got 60′s fever here at the shop. I honestly spent all of Tuesday re-watching the 5th season in preparation. It occurred to me while watching last season that Treasury has tons of fashions that could help you recreate the Mad Men look.
First off, The Joan…
Want to recreate this smoldering beauty’s sexy, but classy look? We’ve got what you’re looking for, right down to the accessories. Try this red party dress, with a gold-filled Victorian pencil necklace and Bruno Magli heels, paired with a patent croc purse. Your friends will surely be calling you Jonie in this outfit!
Peggy more your style?
We’ve got a look for you too, with this gingham house dress, pearl necklace, and Robert Clergerie heels!
Guys, we haven’t forgot about you!
We’ve got a look that is so Pete Campbell, with a 60′s blazer, skinny ties , vintage cuff links, a patina hat and Bally shoes.
Excited? We sure are, so stop by and get some Mad Men inspired fashions before the event of year happens!
New deadstock jewels at Trez! We searched high and low for the best silver, copper, brass pieces to accent your spring finds. Prices – $7-$28.
As we all wait for Spring to arrive, and great new vintage pieces with it, I thought it be nice to post some exceptional examples of style from the Mid-Twentieth Century. All of the photographs were taken by the photographer Eve Arnold, and display exceptional pieces that could easily be donned again today.
Does an Orange-Hazelnut Tart, Chocolate-Coconut Pie, or a Pear Tarte Tatin sound like love to you? Or how about a handmade valentine by a talented D.C. illustrator?
Come by for local treats and vintage treasures at our Valentine’s Day party next Wednesday, February 13th from 5-8 PM!
Express your love with sweets for your sweet from our friend and baker extraordinaire Emily Hilliard of Nothing-in-the House (1/2 of last VD’s Tart of Gold party) and handmade valentines by local illustrator Elizabeth Graeber! All pies are $32 and come boxed and bound in twine with a hand-stamped tag. Copies of PIE: A Hand Drawn Almanac by Emily Hilliard and illustrated by Elizabeth Graeber for $15 will also be on sale. Place an order for your loved one here and have it ready for pick-up February 13th or 14th. As always, we’ll have many special Treasury vintage treasures for gifts!
And get this, we’ll be giving 20% off to anyone who makes a purchase from us and buys some treats from Nothing in the House and one of these awesome vintage valentine’s from the 60s!
Just in time for VD – jewels from our fave jewelry designer, Erin Considine. Lunate necklace (doubles as a bracelet), $172, handmade and dyed Kumihimo braided cotton in Logwood Purple or Fustic, Cirq sterling silver studs, $90, vintage stone hairpin (sister from another mother), $32
With Valentine’s Day just ONE week out, we wanted to share a few of our favorite jewelry pieces and other objects in stock over here at Trez. These items make the perfect traditional, or not so traditional gifts that your lady will love and wear all year long! Take a look below:
SS green cameo on SS chain $125, gold filled ornate cameo on gold filled chain $105, brass horseshoe on SS chain $52, SS amber octagon on SS chain $75, gold filled cameo $85, mother of pearl locket $115, 14kt gold baby ring necklace $95
(L to R) EC turquoise SS rectangle band $89, SS biker rings $135/$165, coach bow bracelet $85, hair comb $16, gold chanel clip-on earrings $350
In honor of Black History Month, I wanted to share a bit of fashion inspiration from some of my favorite black icons over time. I selected a few based on their influence on society and over all AMAZING sense of fashion that I can’t get enough of! Check out some of the pics below:
The Supremes arriving in style at London’s Heathrow Airport in March 1965. Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images.
The beautiful Josephine Baker backstage in LA in 1951!
Models Cordie King and Alberta Culbreath model afternoon fashions for Ebony Fashion Fair in a 1958 issue of EBONY.
Actress Jane White in a 1941 photograph by Carl Van Vechten.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you want to look amazing for your special night out on the town. I couldn’t stop eying this pink lace top that is the perfect valentine’s day piece. Plus lace and the peplum style tops are so in style right now! I paired it with a simple pair of black silk trousers and amazing Ferragamo glitter flats. Check out the deets below!
pink lace top 1970s $45, gold heart locket $36, moschino silk trousers $56, 1950s corde black clutch $40, ferragamo glitter flats $44
Gifts for your guy?? Gasp! Yes, I know… Valentine’s Day is supposed to be all about women. The one day of the year where we deserve to be showered with flowers, balloons and chocolate, just because. But, who made the rule that you can’t treat your special guy to a little something on February 14th as well? After all, he does make you feel special the other 364 days of the year : )
This year give him a tie and cufflinks or a nice wallet or pocket square just to say you appreciate all that he does for you. We’ve got just the items below that we know he will love!
various vintage ties $15/each
pierre balmain pocket sq $32, plaid pocket sq $10, brown wallet $29, orange wallet $19, cuff links $19/each
Vacationing this winter to an awesome beach resort, island or perhaps off the coast of France? We’ve got just the pieces you need to toss in your suitcase before you head out of the cold into that beautiful sunshine! Channel some 1950′s vintage inspiration below and check out some of what’s in stock here at Trez.
light green silk turban, $56, emerald green silk turban $72, lavender courreges glasses $95, brown courreges glasses $55, anne klein tortoise glasses $36
80s ribbon sweater $52, 50s watercolor skirt $45, omari snakeskin platforms $115
Are you enjoying the first snow fall of 2013? We sure are and we’ve got perfect winter accessories to complete your cozy ensemble. Tons of new scarves and hats just arrived that make great options for when you bundle up, and even better gifts for your guy or gal! Check them out below.
wool angora hats $29, 60s fur hat $58, navy plaid men’s scarf $10, grey plaid men’s scarf $21, cashmere wool scarf from scotland $29, 60s maroon rabbit collar scarf $58
We hope that everyone had a great time over the weekend at all of the Inauguration festivities and are keeping warm in this brutal cold weather! But in the midst of it all, we have something that will bring you a little sunshine today! We have lots of new items in including silk dresses, hats, scarves and bags. Check out the western inspired outfit, that includes a never worn wool cape that’s sure to keep you bundled up from the cold!
PS. We are still doing 20.13% off of clothing and accessories, so swing by to grab some new items!
vena cava silk dress $85, lucite bolo chain $52, lithics crystal on rolo chain $46, artisan made leather satchel $75, never worn wool cape $89, tan boots $85 (size 7.5)
Greetings and Salutations, fellow vintage lovers! I’m Erica, the new shop girl at Treasury,you may have caught a glimpse of me on our Twitter. I’m so excited to start the new year surrounded by wonderfully curated clothes. It’s my second week on the job, and already I find myself daydreaming about 60′s vintage dresses and our Lithics line of jewelery. I picked out some of my favorite pieces, check them out below.
80′s does 20′s dress – $68, Morris Moskowitz Reptile Leather Purse – $115, Lithics 80′s necklace – $26
It’s that time again in the Nation’s Capital… Every 4 years we gear up to commemorate the Inauguration of the President of the United States with fabulous events, dinners, parties and fancy balls. We recommend you look pretty darn good, because you never know who you will see that night! We’ve got you covered on tons of dress options that will make you look amazing no matter where you’re spending Inauguration. Take a look at how Jackie Kennedy did it back in 1961 and swing by to get your outfit together for your special event!
It’s that time again. The polls are open!
If you love vintage and love Treasury please show your support by clicking below to vote us “Best Vintage Clothing Store” in the Washington City Paper’s Best of DC Reader’s Poll. Feel free to share with friends as well. Your vote and support mean so much!
Thank you for your wonderful support and love. We are lucky to have such amazingly loyal customers and friends!
Come snag your copy of Apartamento Issue #10! This issue features articles on motherhood, Edward Colver and his Southern California “punk photography” and the international artist Esther Mahlangu who’s work has been exhibited alongside the likes of Warhol, Hockney and Rauschenberg.Whether you need a source of inspiration, a gift or a new magazine for your coffee table, this is it!
Happy New Year D.C. ! In celebration of 2013 we are taking 20.13%* off of vintage clothing and accessories this weekend! We can’t believe it but Treasury is entering into our FOURTH year and we can’t thank you enough for your continued support. It’s the truth when we say we couldn’t have done it without you.
We’ll continue to stock the best and warmest vintage through these cold winter months, including this new stock of stylish yet snuggly capes. Huddle up and we’ll see you soon!!!
*excluding marked down items, jewelry
Now that the holiday rush is over, the end of 2012 is rapidly approaching and the only thing on my mind is what in the world to wear! If you’re anything like me, you’re so over the little black dress this year and want to try something out of the box and different to bring in this New Year. Over here at Trez, we’ve stocked up on tons of amazing lace and sequin dresses and accessories for you to create the perfect New Year’s Eve ensemble for your dinner, date or cocktail party. Check out the outfit below for a little taste of how to create your NYE look and swing by to grab your perfect outfit!
stetson bersaline top hat ($185), sequin 70s party dress ($115), silver mod gloves ($19), lithics rhinestone necklace ($56), bruno magli heels ($56)
Okay, start panicking… we are now down to less than 2 weeks until Christmas! Or, better yet, start shopping! This week we bring you gift ideas that are not only practical, but original and one-of-a-kind as well! Men, when you give a gift to your dear lady, it’s a great feeling knowing that you’re giving something that 10 other women in DC won’t have, right? That’s why pieces from our in-house lines are your best bet. Our A Token clothing items are classic and comfy tops and skirts that can be worn year-round and be paired with just about anything. Our Lithics jewelry items are re-cast from salvaged antique molds from the 20s through the 50s. Each piece is unique and different!
Take a look below:
A token navy and white striped tee ($25), A token grey mini skirt ($21), A token white and black striped maxi skirt ($36)
inflorescence ($98), urchin ($126), gris ($130), androcles ($134), liberty ($120), hive ($124)
powdercoat: add 10, gold: add 15