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April 2014

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Fashion Trends & Tips - Vintage Prints for Summer

Right now, it's all about the prints. The irony: the prints are from the past baby; Vintage Prints! So how do you pull of this look and remain looking in the now? talked to designer experts to get the goods on looking hot in vintage prints this summer. So read up and then get your blast from the past look on!

Seen above: store image from Store B.

Diane von Furstenberg at Shopbop
When it comes to a classic dress, Diane von Furstenberg never fails. Wraps, tubeless, you name it, this designer creates dresses that work for all bodies.

This summer we love her vintage prints available at Shopbop among many other hot designers for this look. “For a more wild vintage printed summer dress I would recommend designs from T-Bags, AKA New York, Diane von Furstenberg, Mara Hoffman, Nieves Lavi & Alice + Olivia." Says Shopbop Public Relations assistant, Kate Loger. "For a more subtle look I would look for a great summer piece by designers Graham & Spencer, Karen Zambos, Rebecca Taylor & Elissa Coleman”

Shop the vintage print dresses at Shopbop.

Leona Edmiston at Only She
This Australian designer is known for designing "frocks only." Well if this is a "frock," then apparently we're fans!

This designer is available exclusively for Chicagoland shoppers at Only She. That means not only will you be summoning the past with this hot vintage print, but you'll truly be one-of-a-kind too!

"This is a nice, flirty look!" says Terri Vizzone, owner of Only She. "It is really nice to see a resurgence of the dress as a classification because for the past 15 years, the look has really been towards separates."

True Vintage at Store B
The affordably luxurious true vintage attire at Store B in Wicker Park is among some of the best quality garments you can find in Chicago.

"Bold, colorful vintage prints make a fashion statement at any social occasion!" quotes David James Ginople owner of Store B and Findables.

Store B primarily focuses on mid-20th century apparel (from the 40s, 50s and 60s), but has also started carrying some more contemporary pieces from the 80s and 90s.

Whether you're looking for a vintage sweater, quilted circle skirt, beautiful beaded top, vintage lingerie or a pencil-skirt suit from the 40s, all of this fine-quality wearable clothing is strictly original (no reproductions).

Indie Designer Fashion Market
Just in time for this fashion trend phenomenon, the Indie Designer Fashion Market, a part of the Chicago Antique Market is running now through October.

Shop from the up-and-coming designers themselves for unique vintage and retro looks. Located in the West Loop, the Indie Designer Fashion Market is open during last Saturday and Sunday of each month--through October.

Here you'll find Chicago design stars and have the chance to chat with them about their work. Beautifully patterned belts by Tongue Tied, gorgeous jewelry by Objets d'Envy and retro-chic handbags by; they're all a part of the Indie Designer Fashion Market and they're all perfect picks for your Vintage Print Look.

Strut on into the future with your summer Vintage print; shopping for them has never been easier than it is now!

Be sure to visit Shopbop, Only She, Store B and of course, the Indie Designer Fashion Market.

Learn More about Vintage & Consignment in Chicago.

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