When my brother told me about the area (Little Five Points) he would buy all of his costumes and 70s gear from—I knew this would be my first stop each time I visited. See my top vintage and secondhand clothing picks, most located in Little Five Points.
I love the architecture (go on a Chicago River architectural tour), the food (especially if you are a meat eater—The Publican, Portillo’s), and the sports (okay, the last one I tried really hard on… Go Cubs!), and the city’s celebration of local midwest designers at stores across the city. Check out this list of my favorites.
I’m excited! I’m welcoming my good friend Kate Donahue as Thoughtful Flamingo’s first guest writer.
She did a pretty cool thing recently—she spent 90 days away from work to get to know her passions passions. Lucky for us one of her newest passions includes vintage clothing in Madrid. Kate, take it away…
Amsterdam is at the forefront of sustainability, hosting its own Dutch Sustainable Fashion Week and incubating new ethical fashion startups at Fashion for Good. This below-sea level city is the eco-friendly fashion hunter's dreamland.
The city know for its Port dessert wine, the Douro river, and Festa de São João do Porto (plan to be there June 23 to not miss this street festival), also houses great food, bars for nighttime, bars for daytime (I like bars), and a vibrant vintage clothing scene.
Whether you got your Lisbon knowledge from AP European History or from the recently published 36 Hours piece in The New York Time’s Travel section (like I did!), you probably know Portugal's capital city is a must see.
I am always on the hunt for unique vintage pieces. I scour flea markets, thrift stores, and garage sales to find some hidden gem pieces. But sometimes its okay to have the search be less of a struggle and indulge in a place that has the best come to you.