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Stop Staring Clothing

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Stop Staring Clothing

Stop Staring Clothing is a Los Angeles-based, American online retro chic Pin Up clothing store featuring show stopping rockabilly, pin up and 1930s through 1960s-inspired original fashions by founder Alicia Estrada.




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Each piece is appropriate for day or night, work or play and is designed to fit like a dream. Selling everything from cocktail and prom dresses to plus size, vintage-style bathing suits, Stop Staring Clothing is very affordable, with full outfits averaging $150 apiece.




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As one of 10 children of Mexican immigrants, Alicia started sewing her own clothes at age 16 to save cash. She turned her hand me downs into original outfits, and dressed up differently every day, striving to stand apart from the cookie-cutter punk rock scene she was surrounded by.




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She got tons of attention, negative and positive, so she one day wrote the words ’Stop Staring!’ in black marker on the back of a skirt made out of a shower curtain and her brand name was formed. As a student at CalState Fullerton Alicia was a big part of the music scene, hanging out with No Doubt and Sublime in their early days.




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When she heard The Cramps were playing at the Hootenanny Rockabilly Festival, she set up a booth to sell her dresses and was an instant hit. Soon her fun sewing ‘hobby’ had turned into such a profitable business that her accounting teachers encouraged her to drop out of school to pursue fashion design full time, which she did with relish. As her business expanded, so did her figure, which is why Stop Staring!




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Clothing’s sizes go all the way up to 26. As she became more voluptuous, Alicia honed her skills in custom-tailoring clothes to show off feminine curves, flatten bellies and flatter all sizes. She works hard to make sure that all her designs have classic fit, timeless style and flawless construction so anyone who wears them will feel confident and empowered.




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Stop Staring! Clothing accepts returns on an exchange basis only, and only on non-custom orders. They ship Mondays through Fridays all over the world via UPS; the customer decides how fast they want their order. They accept credit cards, checks, money orders or PayPal. Payment can be faxed or processed online.

 

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Unique Vintage

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Unique Vintage

Glamour gals who adore shining bright like a Hollywood Star will love the Los Angeles-based American online store Unique Vintage.



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With a full range of clothing, shoes and accessories in the styles of every classic decade from the 1920s to the 1960s, plus comprehensive tips and tutorials on hair and make-up this shop makes it easy to step out in full-force with an authentic flapper dance hall girl look, or in true pin up girl style from head to toe, or as a 1950s Hollywood bombshell.



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Whether you need to squeeze into your rockabilly swing dress or hot 1950s and 1960s style wiggle dress, or you are so Mod Andy Warhol turned to you for advice, at Unique Vintage you can find evening gowns, short and long prom dresses, cocktail dresses, and swimsuits in extra small to plus sizes and from smoking brand names like Lolita Girl clothing, Queen of Heartz and Stop Staring! Clothing and designers like Sue Wong. They also sell casual clothes, childrens wear, shoes, tuxedos and accessories plus bridal and bridesmaid frocks and even Quinceañera dresses.

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Shoppers can use the handy international conversion sizing chart to help get the best fit, wherever they may live and order online or call their toll-free number. Unique Vintage even has an elaborate prom dress guide to help customers select their most appropriate colors and flattering cut of vintage prom dress.



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Run by Kimi, Katie, Amanda and Rebecca, Unique Vintage also has a retail store in Burbank, California that not only sells retro and vintage clothing but will purchase authentic vintage items from those who have them to sell.



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Unique Vintage ships domestically via FedEx and worldwide via USPS Express. Customers can expect to receive their goodies within 5 to 10 days, and international shoppers should be aware that additional customs fees and shipping times will apply.



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Returns are accepted within 14 days of receipt for domestic orders and within 30 days of receipt for international orders of items, although Unique Vintage prefers exchanges instead of refunds and retains the right to reject returns for add a 15% restocking fee upon them.

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Vintage Me Up: Simple but Perfectly Retro Dresses, Separates and Accessories

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Vintage Me Up: Simple but Perfectly Retro Dresses, Separates and Accessories
Girls who devote their style to vintage fashion will adore Vintage Me Up, which is an online retail store based in Los Angeles, California, USA.

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The store primarily features simple yet elegant retro inspired dresses, but they also have some charming separates and delightful accessories, too. If you’re a hopeful pinup, rockabella or just a stylish girl who dabbles in fashion from the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s, you’ll want to take a peep at what this online boutique has to offer.

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Whether you want to dress the night away in a proper swing dress or you need a classic pencil dress for work, the selection at Vintage Me Up has something for you. The collection bares a minimalistic aesthetic, because it’s comprised of solid colors, but the dresses conveniently leave you with a blank canvas to create the vintage look that works for you.

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Peruse through their line of accessories, and you can match a feminine bow belt, rockabilly style headband or detailed bag or clutch perfectly with one of their dresses.

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The modern day woman is truly who they have in mind with their garments. One problem that many women experience is finding clothing that fit well, and Vintage Me Up realizes this dilemma. The clothes they create are made for women of all shapes and sizes, and finding garments that flatter your figure, no matter what shape that might be, is a feat in itself. The store prides itself with its unique approach to their sizing system, and that is reflected in their products.

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Another great reason why this store is exceptional is that they promote social awareness. Not only is each article of clothing is manufactured locally in their Los Angeles operation, but the store also utilizes 100% organic cotton for their dresses, and they source all the materials used in the United States.

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They also safeguard their workers by treating them fairly and exposing them to the best working conditions possible. This socially conscious way of running their business is something Vintage Me Up takes seriously, and hopefully, inspires other retro and vintage inspired retailers to support their community as well.

 

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Jessica Louise

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Jessica Louise

Jessica Louise is an online clothing shop offering a wide variety of pin up, punk, and rockabilly inspired items for ladies who love bright colors, tulle skirts and petticoats, skull prints, contrasting stripes, and other styles that stand out from the crowd.

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The dress section of Jessica Louise is by far the most popular, where women can find basic slip dresses in fun, girly colors and prints, or more drastic costume-like dresses such as the Pirate Punk Dress or Miss Mandy Skull Dress.

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You’ll find basic summer pin up sundresses, sailor-inspired dresses with bold colors and stripes, leopard print in all sorts of colors and styles, and even gothic-inspired dresses in black and charcoal with punk lace accents.

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If you’re looking for more than just dresses, the selection of fancy tops is also full of fun styles and varieties. You’ll find your fair share of keyhole tops with short sleeves and a circle in the neckline for just the right amount of bare skin, even more stripes and leopard print, and adorable colorful tops with pin up girls adorning the front and back.

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Pair these tops with one of the adorable hoodies, tanks, or tees, available with all sorts of screen printed designs such as kitties, skulls, pin up girls, and more. The accessories section of Jessica Louise offers punk, rockabilly, and scene kid styles.

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You’ll find embroidered patches, funky earrings, limited edition flower hair pieces, purses, leg warmers, gloves, bikinis, lingerie, suspenders, garters, necklaces, hats, and much more. These pieces are perfect if you’re not looking for a full blown outfit but still want to show off your punk style with an embellishment or two.

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Jessica Louise designs clothing for every woman, with an entire section dedicated to plus sizes. You’ll find the same styles in a wide range of sizes, and if there is something you’re dying to get your hands on but don’t know if it will fit you, owner Jessica always keeps herself available to answer emails for questions and concerns you may have.

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Next time you want to add a little punk rockabilly to your sweet and sexy pin up wardrobe, take a look through Jessica Louise for some truly one-of-a-kind style.

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