March 25, 2008

The ins and outs of vintage fashion in St. Louis

In honor of St. Louis Fashion Week, we go behind the counter at Rag-O-Rama to see what sells and what stinks in the hip world of vintage clothing. A men's version of the fashion game may come around if the masses call for it.
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Rachel Traub, of Conneticut, left, and Hannah Rosenfeld, of Alabama, right. Both are Washington University students looking to sell some clothing to Rag-O-Rama. Click ahead to see how they fared.
Nick Lucchesi
Rachel Traub, of Conneticut, left, and Hannah Rosenfeld, of Alabama, right. Both are Washington University students looking to sell some clothing to Rag-O-Rama. Click ahead to see how they fared.
Rag-O-Rama employee Nate Bethel and one of the store's best assets, sick Nike sneaks, Bethel reported.
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Rag-O-Rama employee Nate Bethel and one of the store's best assets, sick Nike sneaks, Bethel reported.
Jenny Beausang of Rag-O-Rama said this red Lacoste Polo is definitely a keeper.
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Jenny Beausang of Rag-O-Rama said this red Lacoste Polo is definitely a keeper.
This itchy wool V-neck vest, however? No dice. "We're going to pass one this one," Beausang politely says.
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This itchy wool V-neck vest, however? No dice. "We're going to pass one this one," Beausang politely says.
A T-Shirt from your high school dance? No thanks.
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A T-Shirt from your high school dance? No thanks.
"Margaret Sanger is my homegirl?" Again, this one's going back home.
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"Margaret Sanger is my homegirl?" Again, this one's going back home.
This brown tank-top's also going back home.
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This brown tank-top's also going back home.
Tiny Abercrombie & Fitch sweater? Put that thing back next to the fireplace in the mountain cabin.
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Tiny Abercrombie & Fitch sweater? Put that thing back next to the fireplace in the mountain cabin.
Pink shirt is just too loose and worn.
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Pink shirt is just too loose and worn.
A no on this shirt as well. Beausang said Rag-O-Rama accepts only about 8 to 10 percent of submitted clothing.
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A no on this shirt as well. Beausang said Rag-O-Rama accepts only about 8 to 10 percent of submitted clothing.