March 15, 2010

mission vintage:collective

I’ve been a fan of the label Taxi CDC since I first spotted some of their pieces at Candystore Collective. The style is reconstructed vintage, clothes re-cut and tailored to modern styles. I was excited to learn that the owner recently opened a boutique on Valencia at 26th called Collective—an entire store of Taxi CDC! My friend Chelsea and I stopped in last weekend during a tour of the Mission’s vintage stores. When we first walked in the door we were in awe of the assortment of vintage boots (tastefully) covering the floor. There must have been at least 50 pairs in all sizes (normally it’s so hard for a size 9 like me to find vintage shoes). There were also tons of Taxi CDC dresses, skirts, sweaters, and also shirts for men. I noticed that the prices at the boutique were significantly less expensive than what’s listed on the website. Collective also features jewelry by local artists and I bought a cool pair of really long earrings made of thin pieces of suede.

Above are Taxi CDC scarves and leather Obi belts. I have two of the belts and love the way they define my waist in a normally shapeless dress or long top.

Love this rainbow of reconstructed Lacoste sweaters.

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