By Katarina Hybenova
what: Outfit Party!
when: Saturday, November 12, 2012, 3-6pm
where: Sue’s Vintage Boutique at the corner of Flushing Ave and Bogart St
allure: FREE mimosas, pure girl fun, and lovely Sue!
RSVP on Facebook: here
It was about this time of year last fall when I discovered Sue’s vintage boutique. Sue, an incredibly interesting and adorable lady from Thailand, sold amazingly stylish and cute dresses in a remodeled garage on Central Avenue in Bushwick. I was stunned to discover designer brands, such as Chanel, Prada and Valentino, for as little as $15.
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Over the past year, Sue and I became friends and I never neglected to visit her in the store whenever I saw it open. Sue has been a resident of Bushwick for more than 30 years and she has a bunch of interesting stories about the neighborhood in the old days. She would treat me to a chocolate milk or tea and always asked if I was doing all right, if I wasn’t too broke, and if I was seeing someone nice. She would always be very honest about how I looked in a particular piece of clothing, and so the clothes I bought at Sue’s Vintage Boutique are some of my favorites.
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Recently, I went to Sue’s with my roommate Zuska to find out that she had moved her boutique around the corner to Flushing Ave and her new space is even cuter that the previous one. She recently visited her family in Bangkok, and was very excited to bring back more cute clothes, mostly vintage designer brands, to sell in the store. She told me that she was just getting ready to unpack the Fall/Winter clothes, and I couldn’t be more excited. It was the first time my roommate Zuska had visited Sue’s store and, naturally, she loved it. We spent the afternoon playing like little girls digging through their grandma’s closet, trying on different outfits, and having tons of fun. Madonna look? Argentinean president’s widow? Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the female version? We tried it all…
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I suggested to Sue that she have an outfit try-on party at her store on Saturday, and she loved the idea! We are now inviting all the Bushwick Daily girls to Sue’s Vintage Boutique at the corner of Flushing and Bogart St., right off Morgan L train stop, from 3pm to 6pm to play with us. Sue will be serving free mimosas and playing jazz on her old-fashioned stereo. So don’t miss out and come to say hi to Sue!
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