I believe the urge to sight-see and wishing for a discovery is a special gift that should not be wasted. Whether you’re in your home state or a foreign country, you never know what you might find. One of the things I was determined to do while in Windsor last week was to explore. To walk around the city blocks, smile at a stranger, watch a dialogue from afar, inhale the smells, and take in the sights.
While exploring I noticed a mannequin’s legs sticking out of a second floor window and 1950s music. I looked up and there it was, a quaint vintage shop on the corner of the building. I immediately took the flight of concrete stairs to the entrance. Upon opening the door, it was a blast to the past.
The Full Circle Vintage shop was created by Sarah Deluca who was inspired by her daughter. Just six months later and the shop is a full vintage clothing haven with walls fully adorned with rare novelties and decade tunes. Getting a tour around the store with Mrs. Deluca was a lesson in itself. She made a point that there is a big difference between an item that is vintage and vintage-inspired. Then she showed me some original pieces from Saks 5th Avenue, Caulfield, Aspeed, Nasis R, and CT Sophisticate. She even showed me a top from Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto who designed for David Bowie in the ’70s. I instantly fell in love with so many pieces such as a purple floral negligee from the ’70s, a handmade sequined top, and my ultimate Rachel Zoe “I die” moment, a beige dress with lace layers from the ’50s.
The moral of the story: explore.
And love vintage.
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