Clearly, I have been under a rock. For as many shopping trips as I've made to Miami--not sure how this place did not appear on my radar. During my recent work trip to Miami I was privileged enough to be filming during a C. Madeline vintage fashion show.
Needless to say it was STUNNING. The clothes were gorgeous and such a good reminder of why it's fun to be a woman.
Here is a little bit about C. Madeline:
In 1998, Madeleine Kirsh opened her first store in Palm Beach County, Florida. Madeleine’s reputation as an interior decorator had been built on her love of the unusual. By combining this with her vast knowledge of fashion, she quickly developed a loyal following and the store was an instant success. With business thriving and a growing international clientele, it was inevitable the next step would be a move to Miami. An amazing 10,000 square foot space was found on Biscayne Boulevard in North Miami Beach. The free standing building had great parking, was conveniently located and large enough to fulfill Madeleine’s dream - the world’s largest vintage showroom. C. Madeleine’s was born.Besides helping people develop their own fashion identity through mixing clothing and accessories from the past with more modern designs, vintage garments teach us to appreciate the superior quality of these garments compared to most mass produced items we find today.
The price points are wide--from the novice collector (think hundred(s)) to the avid collector (think thousands!). The cool bit is that you don't have to be in Miami to shop the store. C. Madeline's also has a great online presence. A recent trip to her website unearthed a few gems that I am adding to my wish list. And of course next time I'm in Miami, I will definitely stop by the store. Stay Posh!
|1970s gold lame clutch|
|1980s YSL Sunnies|
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