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.

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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