June 16th 6-10pm Discovery Green Flea

Discovery Green Flea

Come see us this weekend, Saturday June 16th at Discovery Green Flea! We have a plethora of new finds including some super cute summer dresses to keep you cool in this heat! Something else to help keep you cool is Discovery Green Flea’s new “Summer Hours”, the event is now 6-10pm…keeping you out of the heat of the day!

Discovery Green Flea is such a great event, not only for the shopping but to support local business owners with a dream like us. We hope to see everyone there!

Directions & more information

The Broke-Ass Bride Wedding Gown Feature

The Broke-Ass Bride | 1970s Style Wedding Gowns for Under $1000

7 Closets in The Broke Ass Bride

I ♥ Vintage Rummage Sale

Join us for the I ♥ Vintage Rummage Sale  at Recollection Vintage Rentals

Saturday, February 11th from 10am-1pm.

2611 Greenbriar St. #1

Houston, TX 77098

Houston Chronicle Feature

We are very honored to have an article in Houston Chronicle about 7 Closets Vintage, written by amazing writer Leonard Christ.

Discovery Green Flea : Coats

Discovery Green Flea is always a great time, but now that the weather is cooling down it makes it that much nicer!  But I have to say it’s not hard to enjoy your time outdoors when you are in one of the most beautiful places in the city, Discovery Green!

This ‘Flea’ makes #4 for the Discovery Green Fleaseries and it is really starting to grow, adding new shops each time. We are very excited to see the collection of vintage, recycled and handmade items expanding.
From the 7 Closets Vintage shop we were glad to see the vintage coats & jackets getting the love they deserve! It’s sometimes harder for us in the south to enjoy a great jacket but when the temperature starts to drop our instincts kick in and guide us on the search for the perfect outerwear. From peacoats to trench coats, vintage coats are one of the most exciting vintage pieces to shop. More often than not  coats were a larger investment for their previous owner and were treated with care leaving us, the vintage shopper, with a pieces that are in great condition.
Materials. Vintage coats are made of great textiles : wool, suede, cashmere, fur and amazing knits. Textiles you won’t normally get the chance to wear! Check out some of the vintage coats that got new homes at Discovery Green Flea this weekend which include an vintage toffee colored boho suede jacket, vintage English plaid Pendelton wool riding coat and a multi-colored rabbit fur coat with brass buttons.

We were so glad to meet so many amazing customers at this flea and were happy to get the chance visit with some of our returning customers. We hope you’ll all continue to come and visit us at the Discovery Green Flea. We also plan to add some additional shows to our schedule in 2012 so if you haven’t already, make sure to follow us on Facebook so you’ll know where we will be!


       

Ruffled Blog Feature – 7 Closets Vintage Victorian Wedding Gown

Ruffled Blog Mention Vintage Victorian Inspired Wedding Gown

Vintage Victorian Inspired Wedding Gown from 7 Closets Vintage

We are honored to have our vintage Victorian-inspired wedding gown from recent styled-shoot with A Style Collective, photographed by Chelsea Davis Photography  featured on the renowned wedding blog Ruffled.

Victorian Black and White Inspiration | Ruffled

“I’m not sure what it is, but something about this Victorian-inspired gown keeps me coming back for more ogling! Brand-new Texas-based stylists Kirbi and Tina of A Style Collective rounded up some of the Lone Star state’s best wedding vendors to create this gorgeous black and white inspiration shoot expertly photographed by Chelsea Davis.”  READ MORE

 
Artistic Direction : A Style Collective | Wordrobe Styling : 7 Closets Vintage | Photography : Chelsea Davis Photography

 

 

 

 

Put Your Hands Up in the Air

…if you want to be a competitive bidder at the daily (except for Sundays) live auction at the Salvation Army warehouse in Houston.

We’ve driven past it many times on our way to Washington Ave. and wondered what was going on inside the very industrial looking warehouse topped with a large Salvation Army sign. Most times when passed there where rows and rows of large gary bins filled to the brim with what I could only imagine as treasures waiting to be found.

Salvation Army Auction

Antique Needle Point Chairs from the Salvation Army Auction

Well, this past Saturday we got our chance. As we drove by on our way  to an estate sale the gates where open. It was 10:04am and a sign read “Public Auction 10:00am daily.”

We parked in the lot filled with moving trucks, work trucks, trailers and not 1 car. As we walked into the warehouse there were rows upon rows of every type of furniture imaginable; chairs, couches, desks, chests of drawers and more. All was of varying quality, age and condition.

Most people there were seasoned veterans and we stuck out. Fortunately we were steered to sign up to receive our bidders number so we would be able to bid.

We wondered through to another large room of the warehouse to find the large gray bins, the kind that are used to carry industrial laundry, I had seen before out front lined end to end each filled with “lots” of items. 1 bin held at least 15 vacuum cleaners, another filled with extension cords and Christmas lights, and yet another filled with lamps.

Eventually a voice announced from a crackly overhead system that the bidding would begin at the appliances and we made our way there very curious as to how this would work. We stood back as 50 people crowded around an auctioneer. “The bidding on this washer and dryer pair will begin at $50,” he announced. The bidding went very quickly with usually no more that 2 people bidding on each item. Every item or “lot” that was auctioned off was sold for what I would consider “dirt cheap” and I pride myself  on being a master thrifter.

We finally snaked our way around to the furniture. Frank knew I had my eye on a pair of antique needlepoint chairs and I could see him inching his way to the front of the crowd. I am not sure if it was a sweet gesture or the bid number was just burning a hole in his pocket but 2 bids later we were the proud owners of 2 chairs at a whopping $12.50 each!

All in all it was a fun experience. It is all the thrill of a live auction without putting your retirement in danger.

There is no mention of the auction online but you’ll find the warehouse at the following address :

The Salvation Army

2222 Center Street

Houston, TX 77007

Your Closet : Vintage Dooney & Bourke Satchel Purse

Your Closet : Vintage Dooney & Bourke Satchel PurseWe love hearing about our pieces new homes!  Recently Jessica recieved her “new” Vintage Dooney & Bourke Satchel Purse from 7 Closets Vintage and dropped us a quick note to let us know how her new accessory was doing.

“The Bag is beautiful, and I happily stuffed all my purse things in it as soon as I opened the package.” – Jessica

Description : Vintage maroon leather messenger purse by Dooney & Bourke. This genuine vintage bag has worn well, gaining a great patina on the leather and brass hardware. This beautiful all weather leather purse clasps in the front with a leather slip. The tan and maroon colors compliment each other well, making this a classic piece.