Last weekend the vintage fashionistas decided to get our exercise by walking around Bal Harbour Shops and doing a little window shopping. We figured if there was any place that knew what was in style, it was the windows at Bal Harbour. The mall does, after all, have some of the most cutting edge designers like Charlotte Olympia, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, and Versace as well as luxury boutiques like Chanel, Bottega Veneta, Prada and Saint Laurent.
The end result: I was surprised to see how many high end designer store windows had a retro flair, and styles borrowed from other eras. They were clearly vintage inspired!
No one era really stood out or dominated. There was no single overused look. Instead each design house borrowed a style element reminiscent of a specific period. All in all it was a voyage through fashion history. A little bit of this and a little bit of that, and a lot of vintage inspiration.
And of course, lest we forget to mention Chanel, with the 1920s inspired mannequins dressed in drop waist dresses, feathered skirts, and flapper style hair accessories. P.S Children’s Activity while at Bal Harbour? Look for the turtles in the fish pond!