ROSEMARY HARRIS: It's not exactly on the way but yesterday I attended the Collingswood (NJ)Book Festival and the day before, driving down, I decided to stop in Lambertville. Lambertville is right across the river from New Hope and the two towns comprise one of the coolest areas I know of on the east coast. Great food, great clubs, awesome Golden Nugget Flea Market on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays, (I scored a complete set of yellow Fiesta there for about $40) good rafting and kayaking and some of the best vintage shopping anywhere.
I probably fell in love with vintage clothing because of Love Saves the Day, a legendary shop in NYC's East Village. Bakelite bracelets, lucite handbags (like Joan's!) vintage lamps and anything from Sgt. Pepper like bellboy uniforms to Joan Crawford uh...kiss-me shoes from the 40s. Sadly, Love Saves on Second Avenue is now just a memory.
But there's another one in New Hope, PA - just minutes from my new favorite vintage clothing shop, Millcrest Vintage. It's right on Bridge Street and the proprietor, Paula Cooperman is just as sweet as can be. I stopped in on Saturday and instantly lusted after a brocade 3/4 length jacket and a cocktail dress that Ava Gardner might have worn in The Barefoot Contessa.
The bodies were different then - to say nothing of the sizes - so Ava's dress will be going to parties without me, but take a look at some of these gems.
Any fans of vintage clothing or accessories?