Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Denisebrain is just 17, if you know what I mean...

In 1999 I hung out my virtual shingle and sold my first vintage dress. It was love from the very start. The dress, the photo-taking, the research, the writing, certainly the customer—even the boxing up and standing in line at the post office—I loved it all! I would get up at 4:30 AM to begin work each day because I couldn’t stand to wait any longer to get started.

Now on denisebrain’s 17th birthday, I still love it just as much. Seventeen is not a young age in the world of small businesses, but it still feels as young as...as young as a teenage covergirl!

The first cover of the new Seventeen magazine, September 1944

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

What's your best denisebrain find?

On April 22 my business turns 17 years old.

Since 1999, I have sent many thousands of vintage items to new owners and I’ve heard about (and in some cases seen photos of) many people enjoying their new finds. Are you one them?

I ask because the Denisebrain Vintage Fashion Show this week is all about my customers showing off their favorite purchases from my shops. It would make me so happy if you would participate! 

If you haven’t seen one, the #dbvintagefashionshow is a chance to trot out your photo of a favorite vintage fashion item of a particular theme—one week the theme might be shoes, the next week the color green. You show your photos on Instagram, Twitter (both of these tagged #dbvintagefashionshow) or Facebook (as a comment on my page). Then I get to show you off! 

If you don’t delve into social media, I would welcome you to email me a photo to include; the address is margaret@denisebrain.com

Please help me celebrate my business’s birthday with your unique and fabulous flair for vintage! 

Sunday, April 17, 2016

Vintage fashion for tax time

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death, taxes, and vintage fashion. —Benjamin Franklin, as modified by denisebrain

Here in the U.S. it is tax time, and I know how you must feel it. Some years you have hardly a cent left. Other years? You overpaid throughout the year and wow, what a refund!

Oh, those seismic bank account shifts!

Well, denisebrain is here no matter what your situation. You can be certain of it.

25 under $25

Friday, April 1, 2016

I have decided to renounce pink as my favorite color

April Fools!!!! 

(Did I scare you?)