I was first introduced to Shareen Mitchell about 5 years ago by a mutual friend at another friends play…. I would have to say that meeting Shareen at the theatre is quite appropriate in hindsight, as a trip to her store is always a theatrical and exhilarating event. Stepping into her 6600 foot downtown warehouse is enough to get any fashion lovers heart to skip a few beats. A few weeks ago Amina and I took a trip to Shareen Vintage to shoot this piece for the blog as well as a story for Locale Magazine. We brought my beautiful model friend Geena to pose for Amina’s Locale interview with Shareen.
The first thing you will notice when you enter the store is Shareen’s “No Boys Allowed” policy. There are no dressing rooms at Shareen…. rather you are just encouraged to start a pile on any of the vintage furniture, so wearing nice underwear is recommended.
Shareen started a bridal line several years ago after a photo of a vintage bridal dress went viral on Pinterest.
Such a fun place to hang out with your girlfriends.
Geena looking stunning in one of Shareen’s original designs.
This gorgeous gown was a little too big, but Shareen will have her team do alterations to custom fit a piece for you if needed. It reminds me of something Lana Del Rey would wear, who I was beyond thrilled to find out, is a regular client of Shareen’s.
So many dresses to choose from… I can’t wait to show you what I brought home with me!
This dress reminds me so much of Leisl’s soaking wet dance with Rolfe in the gazebo in The Sound of Music.
A rack of dresses from Shareen’s custom line… I had to stop myself from trying on that plaid one… do I really NEED another tartan dress in the Spring?
You can read Amina’s incredible interview with Shareen here. Her story is quite inspiring and this is one of the most inspirational pieces Amina has created yet!
Shareen Vintage is located at 1721 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, 90012. See website for hours and directions.
You can also visit her New York store at 13 West 17th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue), 2nd Floor, New York, NY, 10011.
Photos by Amina Touray (and a few by me).
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