Walking in your greeted with the sweet mix of 90s hip-hop and 70s disco. After the music, the next thing that hits you, are vibrant colors of the shop. Color abounds at Loveday 31 Vintage, and not only on the racks but also on the painted walls. This shop has a 20th century modern feel, sans framed photos of 60s era luminaries.
Ivona Bilicic, the owner of Loveday 31 used to be a buyer for acclaimed NoHo thrift shop: Screaming Mimi’s, so she knows her stuff. She finds all the pieces herself and doesn’t stock anything newer than about 1990, with the exception of some accessories by local artists. Everything is in absolutely perfect condition, and the prices can’t be beat. Unlike other stores that claim they are vintage where they are just recycling clothes donated from customers.
Purses and clutches are displayed on shelves. This shelf makes me think of that scene in The September Issue where the camera pedestals up the shelf showing all the purses and shoes. You know, the scene that made you drool?
I came into Loveday, this time aiming to get a few accessories; I did achieve my goal in these rad gold frames. They kind of remind me of something Michelle Pfeiffer’s character in Scarface would wear. The frames are a perfect addition to any piece of outerwear (hint on upcoming #ootd post this week!)
This black and white cardigan tho! I am a cardigan fanatic! A skinny jean, sexy tank, cardigan and boots are my weekend uniform. What I love about this cozy cardigan, I can also wear it with a black or grey shift dress for work :)
If you are looking to venture out for vintage, I strongly recommend Loveday 31 for an intimate shopping experience. What better way to treat yourself then to curated vintage?
Loveday 31 is located at 33-06 31st Avenue in Astoria, Queens.