Deja Vu Vintage Finery

664 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, Ca 92262
Phone Number: 760-699-5365
Hours: Thursday-Monday 10AM-5PM
Closed: Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Deja Vu Vintage Finery is the premiere Vintage Clothing Destination in Palm Springs that features vintage fashions from the 50's, 60's 70's and the 80's. Read our blog to follow daily arrivals from vintage pieces from Dior, Valentino, Gucci, Courreges, Estevez, Lilly Pulitzer, Pucci, Alaia, Nina Ricci, Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar De La Renta, Galanos, Givenchy, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel- look for daily postings about our arrivals.

Friday, December 23, 2011

What to Wear: New Years Eve 60's, 70's & 80's Style

What are you wearing for New Year's? The new year is approaching quicker than you think. While some people may still be stressing over last minute Christmas shopping, now may be a good time to think about your New Years outfit. Need ideas? New Years is all about sparkle to gleam on that special occasion. Deja Vu Vintage Finery, has an impeccable assortment with diversity through out our inventory. We have it all at Deja Vu, featuring one of a kind pieces along with our unlimited selection of accessories consisting of jewelry, shoes, hats, purses, clutches etc.
If your in the mood for some 60's glimmer, here are three of our favorite 1960's vintage party dresses. Here we have a lovely vintage women's 60s beaded chiffon black dress. A classic and chic way to bring in the new year. This item is currently priced at $122.50.

Here we have a divine women's navy blue velvet mini dress, embellished on both shoulders are three pearl and diamond buttons making this dress simply beautiful. The blue velvet mini dress is currently priced at $323.00.
Don't forget the accessories to merchandise you outfit for New Year's! We have this charming black purse that can go over the shoulder or can be used as a clutch as well. Vintage women's Maya Resin evening purse priced at $187.50.

Now, if you really want to make a grand entrance on New Years, you can't go wrong with this stunning vintage women's Gene Shelly sequined all white dress.
 The hand sewn beading and sequined dress is amazing, here we have the back of the dress shown, with an elegant look showing off the back. This dress is currently priced at $445.00.
Moving forward to the 70s, Deja Vu have some of the greatest outfits, here we have a lovely vintage women's metallic bodice dress in black and silver. This A-line dress hugs the body perfectly at the waist emphasizing the curves.This dress is currently priced at $192.49.
Here we have a dazzling vintage women's beaded long gown in gold and silver. The paisley pattern with hand sewn beading makes this dress look great on anyone. Again, this also has that chic A-line that emphasises the body in all the right places. This dress is priced at $203.49 at Deja Vu Vintage Finery.

This wild dress is one of our favorites here at Deja Vu. The olive beaded trim gown features a slit running down the front, attached are beaded trim shorts.This dress is currently priced for $167.50 and is by far one of the most admirable dresses here.

Here are three New Years eve dresses I thought were fun and all from the 80s. The decade featured BIG hair and even bigger, fashion statements. 80s dresses featured a lot of color, ruffles and lace. The first dress, is a multicolored dress all in sequined by, Bigi. This dress is priced at $260.50.

This fun dress can be worn for New Years, dressed up with a chic blazer and heels. A Contempo casuals, stretch green and silver mini dress. Currently priced at $190.50

Another favorite from the 80s, for holiday or New Years eve wear would be this classy black 80s beaded Pearl dress. The long sleeved mini dress features a V-shaped back with beaded pearls along the trimming.
This beaded pearl dress is priced at $ 240.50.

 If you liked what you saw, stop by we have more to choose from here at Deja Vu. Our hours of operation are Mon-Sat 10am-5pm and Sundays we are open from 11am-4pm.
Please call us if you saw an item you would like us to hold for you.
Our number is 760-321-6556.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Oscar De La Renta: Vintage Holiday Clothing at Deja Vu Vintage in Palm Springs

Tis the season, to get your holiday attire ready for the Christmas festivities happening all week long. We have the perfect selection for that special occasion at Deja Vu Vintage Finery. You still have 8 days of Christmas to get that holiday look! Check out these two wonderful pieces both vintage, Oscar De La Renta, beautifully made.
The red/black jacket features four pockets all with velvet lining . This item is currently priced at $277.00, one size. On the right, the black buttoned
down piece seems like a coat, but is actually a fine dress with embellished zippers at the end cuffs. This dress is currently priced at $295.00. Both pieces are effortless and timeless. Right now, we have our Holiday promotion going on with 10% off at the register with your next purchase with promotion code: Mistletoe.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Vintage Gucci Gold Plated Clutch

One of the most beautiful things that has arrived at Deja Vu Vintage Clothing Boutique in Palm Springs is this vintage Gucci 18K plated clutch.  The lining is absoluely exquisite, with a cosmetics mirror built into the lid.  It bears the interlocked Gucci logo with chain links connecting them, and has a sexy satisfying 'click' as the lid snaps shut.  This vintage Gucci bag sizzles as it sparkles. It is currently priced at $1850.00.  Contact us at our store if you'd like to make this precious handbag part of your collection (it measures 6.75" x  3.25" x 2").

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Tickets for Jetset Style: Midcentury Fashion in Palm Springs

Join Deja Vu Vintage Finery February 16 for Jetset Style: Midcentury Fashion in Palm Springs. This event will feature a vintage fashion runway show with looks inspired by such historic Palm Springs locales as The Racquet Club, The Chi Chi Club, The Dollhouse, and many other fabulous hotspots of Palm Springs' illustrious star-studded past. Tickets are $20, and the event will feature a silent auction of vintage clothing, purses, and accessories. Proceeds from the event will benefit a local historic nonprofit organization. The event will be at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club at 701 East Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs at 7:00PM.

Tickets are available by clicking the "Buy It Now" link below or by purchasing at our store at 4109 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Nina Ricci: Vintage Clothing Design at Deja Vu Vintage in Palm Springs

Actress Angelique Yalda in Vintage Nina Ricci at Deja Vu Vintage in Palm Springs

Nina Ricci has long been a favorite designer among the old guard ladies of Palm Springs.  Now, with an amazing stock of 1980's vintage Nina Ricci at Deja Vu Vintage Clothing in Palm Springs, you can enjoy your own couture Nina Ricci.
Actress Angelique Yalda in Vintage Nina Ricci at Deja Vu Vintage in Palm Springs

Actress Angelique Yalda in Vintage Nina Ricci at Deja Vu Vintage in Palm Springs

The House of Nina Ricci was founded by Maria Ricci in Paris in 1932, later helped by her son Robert. Maria was 49 years old at the time, and after working at Raffin for so many years was itching to design her own creations. Madame Ricci designed gowns while Robert managed the business and finances. She worked with the fabrics directly on the mannequin to ensure they had the right shape once they were finished. Nina Ricci designs soon became known for their refined, romantic, always feminine feeling that Maria imparted to all of her collections.

The House of Nina Ricci grew rapidly throughout the thirties and their one-room maison de couture became 11 floors in 3 buildings, operations developed by WWII to include leather goods and fashion accessories.

In 1948 The house of Nina Ricci launched 'L'Air Du Temps'. The "bottle with the doves" was co-designed by Marc Lalique and Robert Ricci. The Lalique family manufactured bottles exclusively for the House of Ricci until the 1950s.
By the early 1950s Nina Ricci was nearing 70 years of age and slowly withdrew from an active role in design, choosing to just keep an eye on the house. Her son chose the new head designer in 1954, the Belgian Jules-Francois Crahay.  Nina Ricci died on 30 November 1970.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Shopping in Palm Springs: Vintage Clothing at Deja Vu Vintage

Vintage Pocket Sun Dress, Wide-brimmed Hat, and Oversize Sunglasses
Knife Pleated Vintage Caftan and Sunhat
I love the non-stop vintage fashion shows that I get treated to on weekends by the fun girls (and guys) that stop in and want to try on everything!  Two of my favorite vintage fashionistas are here: one in a blue 19650's pocketed dress with hand beading on the bodice; and another in a knife-pleated caftan with a floral print!  Stop by Deja Vu Vintage Finery and put on your own vintage fashion show!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Vintage Clothing in Palm Springs: Fabulous Furs

Palm Springs Vintage Clothing: Tuesday Weld in Dyed Ermine
Palm Springs Vintage Clothing: Kim Novak in Fur
Palm Springs Vintage Clothing: Jackie Kennedy in Leopard
Nothing was more glamourous than a star in a fur coat.  The more exotic, the more of a femme fatale the celebrity was.  We have such a variety of vintage fur coats right now- especially important in Palm Springs, since the overnight temperatures are dipping into the 60s.....BRRRRRRR!

Some of my favorite images of celebrities are those of women in these fine furs.  Jackie Kennedy in Leopard, Tuesday Weld in a dyed ermine, Kim Novak in sable. Two of my favorite coats on racks right now are a vintage 1970's rabbit fur jacket with a hood and a wool 3/4 length coat with leopard trim.  If you feel badly about wearing vintage fur- keep in mind that even if the animal had lived out its natural life, it still would have died 40 or 50 years ago! 

Stop in at Deja Vu Vintage Finery in Palm Springs to be fully outfitted in vintage clothing from head to toe this season!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Tres Chic: The Jumpsuit Vintage Clothing in Palm Springs

Jumpsuits: Vintage Clothing En Trend in Palm Springs
Very few things are as sizzling hot as the vintage jumpsuit is right now.  They're so hot, they don't stay on the hangers too long at our vintage clothing boutique in Palm Springs.  If you're wearing a vintage jumpsuit right now, count yourself among the fabulous:  these fantastic versatile clothing pieces were worn by Brigitte Bardot, Mary Tyler Moore, Elizabeth Taylor, Faye Dunaway, Candace Bergen- and even Elvis Presley- the cutting edge of fashion!  Once again, celebrities are attracted to this cut- Gwen Stefani and Anne Hathaway are spotted in a jumpsuit frequently- as is Jennifer Lopez.  We currently have some uber-fabulous vintage jumpsuits hanging on the rack- my favorite being an early 70's vintage jumpsuit in white with red, white, and silver beadwork in the torso and even beaded tassels on the belt!

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Palm Springs Vintage Fashion: Brigitte Bardot; En Trend

Brigitte Bardot; Vintage Fashion Inspiration for Palm Springs
Brigitte Bardot; Vintage Fashion Inspiration for Palm Springs
Brigitte Bardot, the darling of the paparazzi of the 1960's, is the current en trend inspiration for many of the looks going down the runway.  Even celebrity stylist and fashion designer Rachel Zoe confesses that Ms. Bardot is her muse.  Brigitte Bardot remains an en trend inspiration today- her easy looks and glamour translate easily to Palm Springs' resort style.  We always have clients who are looking for pieces of vintage clothing that will transform them into Brigitte Bardot. 

Dig more vintage fashion style?  Be sure to get tickets for our runway show during Palm Springs' famous Modernism Week, February 16, 2012.  Tickets available online at Tickets!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Tickets For Jetset Style: Midcentury Fashion in Palm Springs

Join Deja Vu Vintage Finery February 16 for Jetset Style: Midcentury Fashion in Palm Springs.  This event will feature a vintage fashion runway show with looks inspired by such historic Palm Springs locales as The Racquet Club, The Chi Chi Club, The Dollhouse, and many other fabulous hotspots of Palm Springs' illustrious star-studded past.  Tickets are $20, and the event will feature a silent auction of vintage clothing, purses, and accessories.  Proceeds from the event will benefit a local historic nonprofit organization.  The event will be at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club at 701 East Palm Canyon Drive Palm Springs at 7:00PM.

Tickets are available by clicking the "Buy It Now" link below or by purchasing at our store at 4109 East Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs.


Modernism Week Palm Springs: Vintage Fashion Show @ The ACE Hotel & Swim Club

Be sure to save February 16, 2012 for our Vintage Fashion Show at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club. The show's theme will be Jetset Style: Midcentury Fashion in Palm Springs, and will focus on vintage fashion looks inspired by nightclubs, homes, and resorts of Palm Springs illustrious past.  Tickets will go on sale soon, and will be $20.  Proceeds will benefit a local nonprofit committed to historic preservation.  Guests at the Vintage Fashion Show will have the opportunity to bid in a silent auction of vintage clothing, hats, purses and jewelry as well as cocktails and hors d' oeuvres.   The Deja Vu Room will also have a special pop-up store at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club the first weekend of Modernism Week February 16-19.

Deja Vu Vintage Finery will have a booth at The Palm Springs Modernism Show this year- look for our fabulous display of Vintage Clothing, Hats, Shoes, Purses and Accessories!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Louis Feraud: Vintage Clothing Design at Deja Vu Vintage in Palm Springs

One Vintage clothing designer that keeps appearing at Déjà vu Vintage Finery is Louis Feraud.  He’s a real favorite of our shoppers- even Rachel Zoe has purchased a vintage silk Louis Feraud shirtdress from us.  His pieces have a fine quality and wonderful colors and draping.  A brief bio of Louis Feraud: 
In 1950, Louis Féraud created his first "Maison de Couture" in Cannes, and by 1955 had established a couture house in Paris on the Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré (near Goyard and my favorite store in Paris, Colette).  From the mid 1950s he was dressing the Parisian elite and designed the wardrobe of Brigitte Bardot for many of her movies.
The early 1960s saw Louis Féraud hire the young unknown designers Jean-Louis Scherrer (another wonderful designer who appears often at Déjà vu Vintage Finery), Margit Brandt and Per Spook.
In 1970 he signed a contract with Fink (Germany) for a ladies' ready-to-wear collection. The year 1978 was an excellent one for Féraud: he won the Golden Thimble Award for his Spring/Summer 1978 Haute Couture Collection. He went on to claim this accolade again in 1984.
Adding to his growing collection of honours Louis Féraud was elected Prince de l'Art de Vivre in 1991. In 1995 he was decorated Officier of the Legion of Honor by the French President. His daughter Kiki signed her first Haute Couture collection in with Féraud in 1996. The head Haute Couture designer throughout the 70s,80s, 90s remained the Icelandic designer Helga Bjornsson, known for her theatrical and innovative style. In September 1999 the Dutch group Secon acquired Féraud. He died that December, aged 79 after a long and severe battle with Alzeihmers.
We love Louis Feraud pieces at Déjà vu Vintage Finery- he was a very popular designer among the jetset residents of Palm Springs- we generally have 10-20 pieces of his in the store at any given time.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Vintage Clothing Designer: Mr. Blackwell, Unsung Hero of Glamour

Of the many vintage clothing designers, one stands out in the quality, cut, and style of their pieces- The name "Mr. Blackwell" came in the late-1950s when he launched his clothing line. As with Valentino, Versace and later Richard Tyler, he and his line became synonymous. He was an important designer and during the 1960s he became the first in history to present his line on a television broadcast; and the first to make his line available for plus-size women.  His designer dresses sold for between $800 to $1,000 and were very successful.  During the nearly two decade existence of the "House of Blackwell”, he was designer to Yvonne DeCarlo, Jayne Mansfield, Dorothy Lamour, Jane Russell and California first lady Nancy Reagan.  At the height of his prominence, he openly declared his disdain for Women's Wear Daily and its publisher, John Fairchild.  During the 1980s, the emerging drift toward casual wear brought an end to The House of Blackwell.  At Deja Vu Vintage Finery in Palm Springs, we currently have several significant vintage pieces from Mr. Blackwell.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Lanvin Vintage Clothing at Deja Vu in Palm Springs

Lanvin, a longtime favorite of mine for both women's vintage pieces, as well as men's (I own two or three great Lanvin jackets, one is a fabulous ultrasuede), has been coming into Deja Vu with a pretty high frequency, and exiting just as fast- shoppers love how the vintage Lanvin can be paired with contemporary pieces.  my current favorite is this striped piece!

Janie Bryant on Vintage Clothing

January Jones in Mad Men
Designer Janie Bryant with Emmy

Emmy-nominated Designer, Janie Bryant, who has designed a "Mad Men" collection for Banana Republic has authored a book, "The Fashion File," which details developing one's own style.

One of the highlights of the book has tips on styling with vintage clothing- Ms. Bryant recommends investing in one high-quality vintage clothing piece, and building a look around it.  The piece could be a fine piece of vintage jewelry; a vintage accessory, such as a Pucci Scarf or a Lanvin Purse; or a vintage Yves Saint Lauren Blazer.  Any of these items could be used throughout an entire season, or if you live in a resort community such as ours in Palm Springs, could be worn all year long.  Ms. Bryant furthers her comments, warning that a head-to-toe vintage look can be costume-y, and may be off-putting for the office or a cocktail party.  Obviously, she's never been to a poolside party in Palm Springs redolent with vintage clothing, and guests dressed to the nines!  Don't forget, if you're looking for  vintage pieces to add to your collection, make Deja Vu Vintage your stop in Palm Springs for a whole lot of fabulous!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Elizabeth Taylor Collection to be Auctioned

Sharraf Caftan from Cleopatra
Christian Dior Evening Ensemble
Ungaro Striped Wool Coat
Vuitton Luggage w Tags marked "MINE"
Christie's announced the auctioning of the estate of Elizabeth Taylor Dec 13-16 in New York.  Prior to the sale of her personal belongings, they will be exhibited in a seven-city tour, and we're very excited to see it while it is in Los Angeles. Besides her extraordinary collection of jewelry, her fabulous wardrobe will also be on display- two of her wedding dresses, one being a caftan are particularly- and her sense of humor is evident in the stacks of Louis Vuitton luggage with tags marked "MINE."  We can't wait to see this fine star's lifelong collection of vintage haute couture!

To visit Christie's auction click here.

For a slide show from the New York Times, click here.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Deja Vu Vintage Clothing Show at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club, Palm Springs

The Deja Vu Room had a vintage fashion show at The Ace Hotel & Swim Club on September 1.  The theme was "Rock the Resort" and featured segments focusing on clothing by Lillly Pulitzer, the disco era, and en trend Boho fashion.  Look for more vintage fashion events in Palm Springs this season from the Deja Vu Room.  We will post some more photos over the next few days!

Miss Denver Modernism and The Deja Vu Room

We recently took the finest vintage clothing that Palm Springs has to offer on the road- destination: Denver, Colorado!  We had a great booth at Denver's Modernism Show this past August, and one of our favorite clients was Miss Denver Modernism, wearing a dress from The Deja Vu Room!
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