Thursday, December 16, 2010

All I want for Christmas is...some punk rock boots...

More combat boots and cowboy boots arriving today! Many bigger and smaller sizes too!
Here's a glimse of one of my Christmas presents this year - my fav punk band from my teenage years Government Issue - a clip from their reunion show last Saturday in DC - this video is much better than the one I shot, I am actually behind and to the right of this guy :) So enjoy all and Happy Holidays!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Your Kitsch-y-Cool Holiday Toy Wish List!!

We all love to give and receive pop culture and kitschy toys - and just in time for the holidays we are bringing in a load of toys that would overfill Santa's bag!!

Just acquired from pop culture & toy collectors in the Wash DC area, here's just a sampling of what we're bringing in today!!! No need to wait till Friday for new items - it's Christmas!!
Vintage Games and Colorforms (including a Beverly Hillbillies Colorforms signed by Buddy Ebsen), LOTS of Action Figures and Monster Toys! Just for laughs - here is the 1973 commercial for Big Jim's Camper - and yes, we got that one too, only at Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage in Charlotte!!
Remember we are located inside Sleepy Poet Antique Mall - 4450 South Blvd, CLT, NC
Open everyday and till 8pm Fridays and Saturdays!!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Brrrr Baby it's Cold Outside - Warm up with Liza!!

With a frigid Winter on it's way, we've got the coolest Vintage coats to keep you warm this season!

From leathers to 50's wools, to furs to animal friendly styles - we're loading up on coats. Tons of styles!!

In case you still can't warm up - here's a little Steam Heat with Liza circa 1963!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Give a Hoot...

Everyone loves Owls these days, and we're bringing in the cutest owl jewelry and gifts we have been collecting all the year! From necklaces, to salt & pepper shakers, wall decor and more - visit Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage in Charlotte.

Located inside Sleepy Poet Antique Mall and open 7 days a week! Late till 8pm Fridays and Saturdays too!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Coolest Boots Ever - Arriving Today!!

So excited about these Oh So FAB 1970s boots - you don't see these often!
Also arriving today - 60s Go-Go boots, 70s Mod Boots, along with some Ferragamos!
Stop by today at our Charlotte location!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Love me some Ant Music and Pirate Boots! - New this Friday...

We're just going batty for boots this year - we can't get enough of them!!!
This week we have 1980's tall Pirate boots, Riding Boots, and more Cowboy Boots, with lots of small sizes for Gals too!!

Whenever I see these 80s "Pirate" boots I think of Adam Ant! Wouldn't these look hip with a sash or scarf tied around the top!!! In honor of Adam, lets enjoy a little Ant Music!!

Friday, November 5, 2010

Be Afraid - The Ugly Christmas Sweaters are BACK!!!

Once again we have brought the best of the worst to Charlotte!
It's the 3nd Annual Ugly Xmas Sweater Event - but beware they go FAST!!! These have sold out by early December in years past, so we made sure we found plenty this year to satisfy your Ugly Xmas Sweater desires!!!

Combing the racks for the worst Vintage is not usually what we do while traveling across the country...except when it comes to Holiday Sweaters!

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Looking to layer your Ugly Christmas Party look? This year we've added vests, sweatshirts, and don't forget the holiday jewelry!!

We have lowered our standards...and bring you the worst holiday sweaters we could find to Charlotte - just in time for your festive party gatherings!

Only at Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage, at Sleepy Poet Charlotte NC!
Sleepy Poet
4450 South Blvd
Charlotte NC 28209
Open Mon - Thur 10-6, Fri-Sat 10-8, Sun 12-6.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Mad for Mad Men this Halloween!

One BIG Halloween look this year is the Mad Men look! Set in the 1960's, we love the everyday and office wear of it's characters. Slimmer silhouettes, pencil skirts for women, skinny lapels and ties for men, when people hear "60s fashion: they often forget that this is the style of most of the 1960s. Think The Dick Van Dyke Show, the Kennedy years, Andy Griffith, and the early Beatles. The "Hippie" style of the 60's didn't begin until the mid-late 60's, after the 1967 Summer of Love.

Visit Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage in Charlotte to get your Mad Men look!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

New this week - Hundreds of Jewels!!

This week we are bringing in more than 700 new pieces in our jewelry collection - just in time for your FAB Halloween outfit!
Everything from loads of cute Owl Necklaces
to 1950's Rhinestones,
to 1980's colorful earrings and beads!!

And my personal FAV this week - 100+ deadstock hair fashions from the 1980's - bold colors, and novelty designs like record album ponytail holders, scissor barrettes, disco ball bands, and more!

All starting at low low prices!!!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Halloween Ideas - Vintage Uniforms!

We were lucky enough to find these over this year, and we just LOVE these adult size Girl Scout uniforms!

This year we have several Vintage Girl Scout uniforms from the 1930's - 1+950's, including 2 1930's Girl Scout "Camp" uniforms; a top and shorts outfit in the original girl scout blue color!

Also this year we have a cute and kitschy Vintage Red Cross uniform with original name tag, as well as vintage Nurse uniforms from the 50's - 70's.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Chic Displays for Vintage Jewelry

Frequent shoppers and bloggers of The Sleepy Poet, I love the Matters of Style ladies, and this week I just had to share their creative ideas for storing and displaying their Vintage Jewelry!

Check out these great ideas for storing and viewing your prized Vintage jewelry collection!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Ideas...The 80's are BACK!!

80's fashions are HOT right now, so what could be better than creating this hot new look into a cool and hip Halloween Idea!!

If you didn't live thru the decade, than you probably think that 80's fashions were all about Madonna, Mullets, and Miami Vice....well, yes, it was, but there is so so much more fun fashion to exploit for the best Halloween costume!!

Here's a few ideas to get you started - take any (or all) of the basic items below to create a cool Halloween look:
  • legwarmers - don't have any, just cut the arms off an old sweater, use rubber bands to hold them up if nec.
  • wayfarer style sunglasses
  • parachute pants
  • ANYTHING acid washed - got an old pair of denim, splash some bleach on 'em to re-create the look!
  • stirrup pants - just sold my only pair the other day, sorry guys and gals!!
  • Jessica McClintock Gunne Sax dresses, preferable with socks and ankle boots!
  • Huge Shoulder pads, preferable on your jumpsuit (bonus point if it's a denim jumpsuit!) - can't find big enough shoulders, or just want BIGGER? pin some folded socks to the inside shoulder of your jacket.
  • anything graffiti's or paint splattered, with neon paint of course - easy and fun DIY
  • Yes, Miami Vice fashions were big in the 80's for men - find yourself a pastel colored suit jacket, pair it with a ribbed tank tee, and if you are lucky enough to find a pair of Capezio shoes, you're all set!!
  • As for Hair??? The bigger the better, tease it high with LOTS of Aqua Net...then find a piece of lace and tie it up like a headband with a big bow a la Madonna.
You'll find plenty of these 80's looks at more at
Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage in Charlotte!

We're open 7 days a week, and open till 8pm
on Friday's and Saturday's!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Do you have your idea for Halloween yet??

Beginning today, Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage is bringing in their Halloween collection...items we
have collected over the year that are just right for your Halloween costume!!
  • Mad Men style suits and dresses
  • Authentic Men's early 1900s Top Hats & Bowlers
  • 50s Poodle skirts
  • 60s Mod jumpers
  • 70s peasant / hippie dresses
  • 80s Dynasty style dresses
  • Military uniforms
  • and more!
Kinda Kooky, Some Corny, Maybe Crazy but all Kitschy and Cool!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage on the "Cool Spot to Shop" list!

BIG Thanks to Jen Aronoff and The Charlotte Observer for giving a nod to Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage and Sleepy Poet in their annual "Cool Shops" list!!

Where to spot a cool shop

For a New South city that's long turned its eye to the future, Charlotte has had plenty of choices for shoppers interested in looking in the other direction - to the past, for one-of-a-kind antique and vintage items.

Of course, it helps to know where to search. So travel beyond the region's gleaming malls and abundant big-box centers, and let's see what else is out there.

The behemoth of the scene is Sleepy Poet Antique Mall (4450 South Blvd., Charlotte), a 55,000-square- foot former auto parts shop that has aisles of merchandise in a range of booths, with old-fashioned signs, furniture, records, books, dishware, glassware and more.

One corner of the vast space is home to Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage, which stocks standout, reasonably priced men's and women's clothes and accessories - including hats and jewelry - from the 1940s onward. Polyester slacks, '70s plaid shirts, housecoats, bowling shirts and dainty dresses that look like they walked off the set of "Mad Men" mingle on its racks, and seasonal selections appear throughout the year (such as ugly Christmas sweaters, just in time for your Christmas party).

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fashion in Life - Renaissance Fashion - Dec. 6, 1968

Who knew Vintage looks were hot in 1968!

With the 2010 Carolina Renaissance Festival right around the corner, what a better time to read about a revival of Renaissance fashion in this Dec 6, 1968 issue of Life magazine!
Gold and Black - hmmm, sounds like a great vinette display!Layered necklaces are making a comeback today,
just like they did in 1968.
You can definitely see a beatnik influence
in the outfit on the right.Should be an easy outfit to put together for RenFest!

To purchase any of these magazines, visit Kitsch-y-Cool Vintage in Charlotte or contact us via email for availability and delivery information.