Monday, March 17, 2014

Lucky Charms - St. Patricks Day Picks

In honor of the Irish we gathered our best green, gorgeous and golden dresses. These charming pieces can be worn for St. Patrick Day or any spring occasion!

X marks the spot in this playful turquoise Andrea Jovine outfit.

Groups of flowers make this 1960s shift dress as charming as a four leaf clover!

This metallic dress is as pretty as a pot of gold!

A bright green and pink floral mini dress would make anyone green with envy.

This gorgeous 1950s dress has all the spirit of St. Paddy's Day!

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Men's Shearling Bomber Jacket!

Shearling jackets are becoming a very popular fall menswear wardrobe staple. Here at Olaf's we have this stunning brown leather bomber jacket with the coolest looking shearling collar detail that I've ever seen. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Did you know...

Today at Olaf's we were discussing vintage clothing sizing, which can be quite confusing at times as sizes of clothing made today are very different than say a suit or a dress made many years ago. According to the CDC, Americans on average are now 1 inch taller and 25 pounds heavier than they were in 1960. Sizes have been adjusted to accommodate this change. For example; today, a woman who wears a size 8 would wear a size 12 or 14 in 1940. So when you find that perfect vintage item here at Olive's and Olaf's, don't pass it by due to the size on the tag. Ask us for the measurements, or even better yet come on in and play dress up!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Fall Vintage Inspiration via George Harrison and Pattie Boyd

Feeling very inspired by the 1970s patterns and layering techniques of George and Pattie. Early fall is the perfect time to experiment with bold prints and groovy colors.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Rudi Gernreich

We <3 Rudi Gernreich! We've got one of his basic black numbers in the store (just like this one), which we love... but check out these two, both from 1963. How cool would you look in one of these?!

Read more about the famous (and infamous--helllooooo monokini!) designer here

Sigh... we're so sick of this rain on the east coast.

At least some people can pull off a rainy day with style:

(London, 1963)

Saturday, May 25, 2013


Are you looking for a dress for an upcoming wedding party or for the jazz age lawn party on Governor's Island? We have a plethora of beautifully curated vintage dresses at Olive's for all of your spring party needs! Not to mention our spring blazers and colorful short sleeve button-ups at Olaf's!


Ladies and Gentlemen! Facebook message us a picture of you in your favorite vintage outfit from the 20s to the 90s and we will post it on our page. The outfit with the most "Likes" by June 8th wins a $40 gift certificate to use at our men's or women's store located in Brooklyn, NY! We need ten or more submissions to have a fair contest, so tell your friends! Must have 10 or more "Likes" to win.

Good Luck!!