Friday, June 10, 2011

MAKENEW Vintage: Storytelling and Reader Give-Away Now Thru June 17 (Share Your Comments)


If you do not already know about Makenew's edited vintage collection, take note, as it is one of the best online sources for chic and affordable designer label finds. The cool story behind Makenew and designer Anna Gilkerson's journey is an intriguing one, and certainly sets new standards for designers taking matters into their own hands to reduce textile and garment waste in the fashion industry. 

"Makenew offers a carefully selected assortment of designer, thrift, and genuine vintage clothing and accessories. Products include high end designer labels, union made, domestically made, handmade, vintage of twenty years plus, and true vintage, which is typically pre-mass production circa 1940s/50s/60s."

Some of my favorite picks from  Makenew's latest Grafik Collection:



As Anna Gilkerson, founder of Makenew describes, "We see the production of new clothing lessened by reintegrating the clothing already made back into the system. Instead of throwing mass amounts of used clothing into landfills, we can locally ship the garments out to used clothing centers. Items are looked over, repriced competitively while tired items are weeded out to be re-used or recycled."

"In-house tailors and sewers suit the needs of the customers. Custom-fittings and alterations can make an old garment look and feel new again. Style editing, altering, and all detailing is prepared for you. Every piece is carefully hand selected to be a part of a current and ongoing collection. As the seasons pass and trends come and go, new collections are integrated and old collections go on sale."



Between today and June 17th, Ecco*Eco readers who leave comments about one of their own favorite second-hand clothing or accessory items and why it has such resonance, will be eligible to win a free item of their choice from Makenew's shop. Your comment must be submitted by the end of the day, Friday, June 17th, in order to be considered.



Please share with like-minded vintage and second-hand style mavens. Creative comments and storytelling is encouraged. Winner to be announced on Monday, June 19, 2011.

9 comments:

Leitha said...

Currently my favorite vintage piece is from MAKENEW - a beautiful blush pink silk dress with no back, so gorgeous, light and airy... I'm wearing it for a wedding in Greece - perfect! I love MAKENEW and have lots of pieces from there!

Eliza Starbuck said...
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Eliza Starbuck said...

I'm loving the Creamsicle silk cami that's up on the Makenew site right now. It would go perfect with a pair of culottes and a sun hat in this New York summer heat!

Emma Grady said...

I love the high-waist denim jeans; the color is vibrant and the fit is flattering.

amytropolis said...

I love just about everything that's black and white on the site but that 80's leaf dress? Would live in it this summer on the Cape with pretty sandals...

Emilia said...

My fav is my new silk blush pink tie strap tank. It feels like wearing nothing I love it!!! Plus my 90's retro across the shoulder brown leather bag!

Desiree said...

My favorite vintage piece is a white leather trench coat. I bought it at Eva B's when I was 16 years old, wore it twice, and fell quicky out of love with it. It was crumpled down in the back of my closet for years. I thought if I dyed it, I would wear it again, so I bought the dye and brought it home, tried on the coat one last time and looked in the mirror, turns out it's fabulous just the way it is(I didn't know much at 16)

kes said...

That swimmer is so on-point. I have no words!! LOVE.

Abigail Doan said...

Thanks everyone for sharing your ideas related to styling vintage fashion and your favorite finds. We really loved the storytelling and thoughts posted.

We have selected "Desiree" as a winner. Please contact me at abidoan@gmail.com, Desiree, to claim your MAKENEW vintage goodie.

Best wishes and thanks for reading and commenting!