About Cindy

Pun intended. Cindy loves dreaming up witty quips and groan-worthy wordplay. In fact, you could say this girl just wants to have puns. As an avid fan of the written word and a librarian at heart, she also loves used bookstores, especially ones that harbor cats. Vintage clothing, cocktails, and ephemera are a few of her favorite things.

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Vintage View: Italy in ‘Amore’ Lovely Light

Writer Cindy dives into the pages of her grandmother's vintage copy of Italia Mia to uncover Italy in the early 1970s. Read more »
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Our New App for iPhone® & iPad® Makes Shopping a Snap

You asked us for more fast and fun ways to shop, and we heard ya! Our app for iPhone® & iPad® gives you instant access to all of our wonderful wares, whether you're on the bus, on a break, or just on the go. Read more »
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Vintage View: I Love Paris in the ’50s

As springtime approaches, we're pining for a Parisian holiday. Since we can't whisk ourselves over there right this very moment, we found the next best thing: vintage snapshots. Read more »
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Retro Revival: Thinking Outside the Pillbox

For this edition of Retro Revival, we bring back a treasured style staple - the pillbox hat - and give it a modern twist. Read more »
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Vintage View: Further Back with Andreas Feininger’s Photographs

We can never get enough of the pictorial relics of the Big Apple. We found a copy of the book New York in the Forties on the crowded shelves of a thrift store nearly 3,000 miles away! Read more »
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Shelf Life: Reading & Riding


Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch. Image by UNYPL.

The daily commute can indeed be dull, so it’s no wonder why many of us pop in earbuds, immerse ourselves in digital doodads, and muddle through it every day. But, …

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Vintage Sexism: Through the Looking Glasses



Image via Tumblr user sadburro.

This one goes out to our readers far and wide, far- and near-sighted. Raise your glasses if you’ve ever been called, “four-eyes,” “geek,” or “brainiac,” or, if you’ve ever been told that your eyewear …

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Fashion from the Archives: The Smithsonian’s Stylish New Blog

Smithsonian Magazine's Threaded blog

Imagine meandering through a museum full of priceless historical fashions, with each corner you turn taking you to a different culture or era. The Smithsonian Institution’s brand new blog, Threaded, is your general admission pass. Threaded covers relics …

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Wow, Mom, Wow: Fashion Sketches from a ModMom

Ever wish you’d inherited some natural talent or trait that belongs to none other than your mother? Maybe her eyes, her green thumb, or her knack for throwing together a magnificent meal in minutes? For me, it’s my mom’s artistic flair. Take a look at some of these truly fabulous fashion sketches she made when she was studying art in the 1960s. Read more »
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Hold the Phone – ModCloth’s More Mobile?!

Calling all smartphone-carrying ModFans — our shiny, new mobile site makes for faster, easier, and happier shopping! Whether you’re in line at the store, bussin’ it to school or work, or just in need of an entertaining way to pass …

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