Boston fashion designer Luna Joachim loves 1950s style. But not everyone is into retro fashion.
If you’re not a ‘50s girl, you can still capture the retro fashion vibe by embracing other decades. Signature styles from the 1960s and beyond are making a comeback.
Grab your purse and find your inner vintage maven at these Boston boutiques.
Retro Fashion Through the Decades
Get moving through the go-go ’60s at Boston-born LIT Boutique. It has all the mini skirts, shift dresses and bold, colorful prints you need to channel your inner Twiggy.
Snag a pair of wide-frame round sunglasses on your way out.
Sizzle into the 1970s at Crush Boutique, where updated versions of your favorite 1970s trends fill the racks. Think embroidered shirts, floaty floral dresses and wide-leg pants.
If you love a little androgyny and the 1980s power-suit look without the polyester, make a stop at December Thieves.
You’ll find glamorous sequined dresses, menswear-inspired matching sets that play with proportion and a bold shoulder or two.
If you’re still wondering when we swapped centuries, outfit yourself accordingly at Shake the Tree in the North End, which is rife with graphic tees, utility jackets and 1990s grunge-chic style to make your heart sing like Courtney Love.
Lastly, if you’re looking for the real deal rather than contemporary styles inspired by the past, Bobby from Boston features genuine articles from fashion history — and regularly outfits Hollywood film sets and fashion houses.
A 1940s fur muff, a 1980s shoulder padded skirt suit, an early ‘00s spaghetti strap top? It’s all at the South End landmark’s new three-floor location in Lynn, Massachusetts, and it’s all legit.