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, December 13, 2012

Modernism Week: Fashion Forward, A Vintage Clothing Retrospective

We are proud to announce our next BIG show! It will be our annual Vintage Fashion Show of the year, peep the flyer & save the date! A fashion show you will not want to miss out on during Modernism week.

Tickets $35

Available Today at: 



Event Date: Sunday, February 17, 2013
Start Time:  Doors open 4.30 p.m., show begins at 5 p.m. 

End Time/Duration:  6 p.m.

Location: Horizon Ballroom, Hilton Hotel, 400 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA  92262

Event Description: 

William Miller and Déjà Vu Vintage Finery presents a fully accessorized, highly stylized fashion show featuring the glamorous trends of yesteryear.  The runway will come alive with glimpses into the post-World War II era of Dior’s “New Look”. From the swinging, mini-skirted and shift-dressed 1960s, to the sit-in, bell-bottomed, independent movement of the 1970s and even the shoulder-padded, belted, over-the-top 1980s fashions, these three decades of fashion will delight. Think of Joan Collins as Alexis Carrington. All of the clothing and accessories is vintage and many of the featured  pieces are well-known American and European designers.

Staged and directed by William Miller, the show features custom lighting and specially selected music to enhance each period of clothing coming down the runway.  Mr. Miller narrates the show with no attention to detail left overlooked.  His commentary is both informative and entertaining.

Author, collector and authority on vintage jewelry, Matt Burkholz, of Route 66 West in Palm Springs, will provide carefully chosen jewelry pieces to complement each fashion period.  The very humorous Mr. Burkholz will add commentary to the show and act as co-emcee of the event.

Enjoy a no-host bar.

Special Instructions or Restrictions:  No children under 13

Holiday Fashion Show: BIRBA Recap November 12'

Tis' the season of fun holiday fashion! What better way is there to showcase our latest vintage fashions perfect for this season? By having a Vintage Holiday Fashion Show! We had our first holiday fashion show of the season two weeks ago held at BIRBA in Palm Springs, Ca. 

We thought it was a great way to kick off the holiday spirit with an informal but fun and glamorous holiday fashion show. Birba and their customers enjoyed the fashions and show itself very much. It was all in good spirits, candle lights beaming, a live crowd and a great DJ to set the mood with our vintage fashions. 

The following, are images that I was able to capture during the moment through the informal and very fabulous cat walk. We had a great outcome and many thanks to those who helped participate in this fun event! We are looking forward to more winter nights like these. 

HaPpY HoLiDaYs from Deja Vu Vintage Finery! Xo!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Barbie Does Palm Springs: Photography of Steven Henke

What happens when a Photographer meets Barbie in Palm Springs? It all comes together to support a wonderful cause, THE CENTER of Palm Springs. Steven Henke started the idea "Barbie Does Palm Springs" from just a fun day out in Palm Springs and brought along his favorite, Malibu Barbie.
The beginning photos of Barbie in Palm Springs were all taken on his blackberry as a fun/new hobby to do. The images turned out so well, they inspired Steven to make his idea into something more. It all started as, what would it look like if Barbie was a tourist in Palm Springs- or during a photo shoot? The following are photos showing us "Barbie Does Palm Springs."
Last month Savage Gallery presented the work of photographer Steven Henke, 
 "Barbie Does Palm Springs."On the opening night party Saturday, October 20, hosted by Bella Da Ball, Steven donated 100% of the proceeds benefiting the LGBT Community Center of The Desert. For more information visit 

We had the opportunity to showcase our fine vintage clothing at the Savage Gallery as displays for Steven Henke's photography. As Barbie is a very 60's girl we had these wonderful vintage pieces to compliment Barbie's always forward fashion. The photos below is from opening night reception at the Savage Gallery with our Deja Vu Vintage Finery fashion displays.

 Jim Holmes, left, from Mattel who designed the one-of-a- kind dolls PS...I Love You Barbie and Ken, and Bill Miller, right, from Deja Vu Vintage Finery founder & owner.

VIDEO: Colliding Worlds Episode 24 By: Angela Romeo

Friday, October 26, 2012

1960's Vintage Arrivals: Women's Dresses

Its another beautiful day in Palm Springs, Ca and we have new inventory items we added for the week! Our vintage arrivals are in full affect filled with color and textures. The decorative embellishments on these dresses are dazzling in every way. All dresses are true vintage from the 1960's. Crochet, satin, sequins, lace and pleats is a brief description of what we have shown below. If you are in love, and can't live with out any of these admirable dresses you can contact us via email us at or we are always a phone call away at 760-699-5365.

1960's Orange Daisy Crochet Bodice Embellishment Mini Dress
Size: 2-4 
*Jewelry Not Included*

Daisy Bodice Close Up

1960's Aqua Lace with Sequined Collar Mini Dress
Size: 2-4 
*Accessories Not Included*

Lace Bodice Close Up

1960's Peach Chiffon Bow Collar Pleated Dress
Size: 2-4
*Belt Not Included*

 Bow Collar Bodice Close Up

1960's Yellow Silk/Linen Dress with Belt
Size: 2-4
Yellow Matching Belt Included

Silk/Linen Bodice Close Up

Thursday, September 20, 2012

"Lanz Originals"- Vintage Dresses

Deja Vu Vintage Finery has started on the right foot this new season! We just consigned with us some amazing-and all in great condition, Lanz Original, mid century vintage dresses. We currently have eight Lanz dresses in stock with us today. We have been gaining positive and wonderful responses with our new dresses and have sold many others as well this past month. 

A brief background on the Lanz Original dresses, Lanz was started in Salzburg, Austria in 1922, by Josef Lanz and Fritz Mahler. Before fashion, Lanz specialized in ski wear and supplied traditional folkwear costumes for Austrians attending the Salzburg music Festival (think The Sound of Music.) They noted their costumes were also bought by tourists (Americans) traveling to Austria in the 1920s and early 1930s. During the mid 30's Lanz relocated to New York, leaving the company there in the hands of other family members. He than opened a new branch of the business in 1936. Lanz began to expand their business by creating fashions that were inspired by traditional Austrian folk-wear, but followed the lines of current fashions.

Lanz of California was established in the 1940s, and they began to manufacture Austrian-inspired clothing in the US. By the early 1950s, the Lanz of California label was owned by Nornie and Werner Scharff, and the European and American companies were totally independent of one another. By 1978, there were two Lanz companies in the US, Lanz Originals, which was still making dresses, and Lanz of Salzburg, a sleepwear maker. Around 2001, Lanz Originals stopped production.

Since Lanz has stopped production making dresses, Deja Vu Vintage finery has the following in stock.
please call the store for more detailed information about this post.

Lanz Wool Dress $122
circa: Late 50's early 60's

Lanz Eyelet Sundress $150
circa: early 70's

Lanz Cotton Dress with Heart Buttons $90.00
Circa: Early 50's

button detail from above picture

Lanz Sleeveless Dress $122
Circa: Early 60's

Lanz Flannel Blue house dress $105.00
Circa: 1950s

Flannel dress close up detail

Fun Fact: Lanz clothing was originally based on traditional Austrian trachten, and the clothes were never intended to be “fashion-forward” in the first 30 years of the company.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fashion's Night Out 2012

This year, Fashion's Night Out turns 4! The exciting and uprising global event will take place next Thursday celebrating the trade of retailers, fashion and to help restore and boost the economy all while having fun shopping at your favorite retailers.
The official hours of FNO will be taken place from 6pm to 11pm only on September 6th 2012. Here in the United States, FNO is a collaboration of American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company and the city of New York. FNO is global initiative to all celebrate Fashion's Night Out.
 Shop and join editors, fashionistas, designers and stylists from all over as they all flood stores all throughout the country and the world for fashion's most celebrated date of the year. Last year FNO was celebrated in eighteen different countires with over 4,500 events in the United States all associated with FNO!
 Want to be a part of the FNO community? Shop and celebrate the trade at your local Saks Fifth Avenue at The Gardens in El Paseo in Palm Desert, CA.
The event takes place Thursday September 6th, 2012 where you can find fall beauty tips, an eyelash bar, D.J., Champagne and Candy Bar from 6:00 pm. to 8:00 pm. I am looking forward to this event as we all should get together and talk fashion over some shopping and champagne.

For all Deja Vu Vintage Finery fans, we are OPEN and back to our regular store hours open Wednesday- Monday 10am-5pm, Closed Tuesdays.
We look forward to seeing all of our fabulous customers!!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Taking the Fifties to the Catwalk: Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2012 Paris

While browsing the Christian Dior couture collection in Paris for Spring/Summer 2012, you could be mistaken for actually being at the fashion house with Mr. Dior himself.

 The style and lines the Christian Dior collection Sp/Su 2012 portrayed is the original and most popular collection from Christian Dior dating from 1947. The "New Look," this was his first collection and a non forgettable one as well. May I add, an extremely popular collection of his. The "New Look" emphasized rounded shoulders, a cinched wasit and a very full skirt creating "New Look."

Christian Dior had became the last great dictator of style in the 1950's. Every collection throughout the 50's period had a theme from ballerina-lengh skirts to classic suits. In 1954 is when he created the
H-Line and then A-Y Lines came in 1955.

Christian Dior Ready to Wear 1955

Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2012 Paris Couture

Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2012 Paris Couture

Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2012 Paris Couture

Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2012 Paris Couture

Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2012 Paris Couture
Inspired by Vintage 1950's Squared Handbags

Monday, June 25, 2012

Fashion News: Yves Saint Laurent to Become Saint Laurent Paris

The new creative director of only three months, Hedi Slimane, decided to take a turn on the company and has plans in the near future to rebrand the historic french fashion house name from Yves Saint Laurent to Saint Laurent Paris. For Slimane this move is to recapture youth, freedom and modernity, just as the founder of the fashion house, Yves Saint Laurent did when he created Saint Laurent Rive Gauche in 1966.
Resources report the name is expected to be introuduced in a few months and should be in place by the Spring 2013 collection. The classic YSL logo will not be going anywhere as the company will use the logo despite the name change.
We have recently checked in this beautiful couture vintage Yves Saint Laurent handbag. This handbag features embelished rhinestones along with, a very mod feel to, squared handles. This makes a great handbag for the night out! You would be glad to own a peice of history with this YSL bag.

For additional information, please email or call + 1 760-699-5365. You may also visit us in person at Deja Vu Vintage Finery 664 N. Palm Canyon Dr. Palm Springs, California. Please reference the description above, if calling or emailing.
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