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The Glamour of Winter Whites!

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The Glamour of Winter Whites!

A new color collection at Dorothea's....Winter Whites! A range of season fresh shades of white to kick off the new year. See the collection here.   

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The Toast of Fall!

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Fall for the toasted tints of the season! Warm cocoa, mahogany, sienna, russet and sable. See the collection here and get ready for the chilly temps ahead! 

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Help Save Dorothea's Closet's Brick and Mortar Boutique!

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 I'm Angela, the owner of Dorothea's Closet Vintage boutique in Des Moines, IA (as well as the website). I've been selling vintage clothing for 13 years, and have had my local boutique since 2007. Owning my own shop and being able to preserve and recycle the lovely things people have saved for decades...to give them new opportunities to make memories with new owners...has meant the world to me. Through a series of slow winter months, a family illness and lay-off and a rent hike, I've gotten a little behind on rent (keeping power on through the winter and food on the...

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Meet This Week's Guest Curator, Sandra Mendoza!

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This week's guest curator is the lovely Sandra Mendoza of Debutante Vintage! Sandra both lives in and loves vintage fashion and has a new showroom in Pomona, California. See her selections here!

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Vintage Like Fine Wine...A Color Collection

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Who doesn't love some lovely wine? Dorothea's has curated a collection of boozy hued vintage pieces you can wear! See our faves here.  

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