Welcome to Amelia’s Retro-Vogue & Relics
After almost 20 years on So. Lamar, Amelia’s Retro-Vogue & Relics relocated into the heart of the very cool South First Street IBIZ district! After extensive remodeling, we re-opened our doors on December 1st, 2008. We love our bright turquoise blue 1930’s house with our fun backyard, our wonderful neighbors, and the other great boutiques, coffee shops and restaurants that surround this tree lined street; we think you will, too!
As before, Amelia’s focuses on items and clothing dating from the mid-1800’s to the mid-1900’s. Well organized, well lit, and well edited, Amelia’s enjoys an ever expanding international reputation for the quality of it’s stock. Long used as a resource by designers with the film, theater and fashion industries, the shop has housewares, clothing and accessories that span America’s history. Whether you are looking for examples of the flamboyance of the 1890’s, the incredible details of the early 1900’s, the amazing fabrics of the 20’s, the simplicity of the dust bowl era, the glamor and strength of the 40’s, the exuberance of the 50’s or the energy and optimism of the early 60’s, Amelia’s will have something to intrigue and delight you.
The shop houses an especially large selection of hats, which are displayed to great affect throughout the store and frequently on the head of the owner! One former bedroom is devoted to bridal accessories, such as headpieces, gloves, garters, shoes, purses, jewelry, and the ever important hankies! 1900’s pieces, Edwardian and Victorian whites share space on an Art Deco floor stand. The heart of the shop is the display case from the 1880’s filled with an ever changing selection of fabulous and unique jewelry, as well as some of the more incredible purses and hats. Day wear, cocktail and evening gowns, separates, and suits, lamps, and housewares surround this case, located in what was once the living and dining rooms. Tucked in other nooks and crannies are little display cases; vintage lingerie, eyewear, cuff-links and exquisite evening bags share shelves with other one-of-a-kind treasures. Men’s wear has the better part of one of the former bedrooms. Classic styles as well as some of the more insane style moments of the last century wait for the sharp dressed man to find and wear them to acclaim. We seem to have particularly good luck finding tuxedos for grooms!
Located in Slackerville, the heart of the South First Street ABIA IBIZ District, Amelia’s Retro-Vogue & Relics is a must for anyone who appreciates the best in vintage clothing and accessories.