2015 Gift Guide: Vintage Vanguard

From pocket watches to hat boxes: This is the year to get your vintage on.
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→ Move over, Apple. Art Deco–style pocket watches from the 1920s are the classiest way to tell time in any century.

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Up for auction December 6 at Cowan’s Auctions, cowans.com

→ Carrie Bradshaw made a strong case for “something blue” when she wore these fancy heels to her courthouse wedding at the end of the Sex and the City movie.

Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 105 satin pumps, $965, Saks Fifth Avenue, saksfifthavenue.com
Manolo Blahnik Hangisi 105 satin pumps, $965, Saks Fifth Avenue, saksfifthavenue.com

Photographs by Aaron M. Conway


→ This bag’s unique marble-like finish is created by swirling two resin colors together, to stunning effect.

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Hestia Clutch $148, Atelier by Adorn USA, ateliercincinnati.com

→ Local jewelry designer Olga Davies creates vintage-inspired pieces from a collection of sparkly thingamabobs she’s collected over the years.

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Olga Davies jewel tone Art Deco earrings, $165, Quince & Quinn, qandqhome.com

→ Made of sterling silver overlaid on a traditional ebonite barrel, Bexley’s Grand Finale pen is a major coup for serious collectors.

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$2,975, Appointments, 411pens.com

→ Fashion designer Elsa Schiaperelli’s creations made headlines in the 1930s; enjoy a piece of history with this vintage hat box in her signature shocking pink.

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Vintage Schiaperelli hat box, $20, Mannequin, mannequinboutique.org

out of the box
Pub crawl? Nah. Try a vintage store crawl: Work your way from the basin, stopping in Ohio Book Store and Mannequin Boutique, up to Hi-Bred in Walnut Hills, NVISION and Chicken Lays an Egg in Northside, and finally land at Talk of the Town in Reading. Whether tired or over-inspired, finish with a glass of wine and an indie flick at Mariemont Theatre.

 

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