When rummaging through racks of used dresses it’s easy to get lost in the heady mix of stained musty goodness. But keeping the “classics” in mind will help you get a lock on vintage dynamite. I spied this red, button down, shirtdress, with it’s classic chain print, while rummaging through Birmingham’s aptly-named Vintage Clothing store in Digbeth. The tag reads 100% Baumwolle*, by Nak Stoffe, a German textiler.
A staple of every designer’s winter cruise line, the chain print can also be worn by the rest of us — it’s graced shirts, dresses, belts and scarves at nearly every major retailer from J Crew to Guess (retch) to Top Shop. And it’s all over the stores this season according to one New Yorker’s non blog. My current favourite is Pringle’s geometric chain print on a classic day dress:
*baumwolle: tree (baum) wool — commonly known as cotton