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2110 Edgewater Drive
Northwest Orlando, FL, 32804

407.894.6622

Mixing all things designer, modern & vintage - Dechoes is a place truly for the Fashion OBSESSED!

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❤️ Small Business Love ❤️

Kerri Colangelo

❤️ Version 2.0. :) A very special thanks to Breanne DiDomenico of Horizons Vintage for putting us on the map a second time. ❤️

Horizons Vintage / 1817 N. Orange Avenue / Ivanhoe Village / (Clothing)

Etoile Boutique / 2424 E. Robinson Street / Milk District / (Clothing)

Echoes of Retro / 619 Virginia Drive / Ivanhoe Village / (Clothing & Records)

Déjà Vu Vintage / 1210 Michigan Avenue / Winter Park / (Clothing & Accessories)

Remix Record Shop / 1217 N. Mills Avenue / Mills 50 / (Records)

Orlando Vintage / 1500 Formosa Avenue / (Clothing & Costume)

Park Ave CDs / 2916 Corrine Drive / Audubon Park / (Records)

Retromended / 930 N. Mills Avenue / Mills 50 / (Clothing)

Rock & Roll Heaven / 1814 N. Orange Avenue / Ivanhoe Village / (Records)

Foundation Records / 2529 Edgewater Drive / Collage Park / (Clothing & Records)

Uncle Tony’s Donut Shoppe / 703 N. Orange Avenue / North Quarter / (Records)

 

We've been passing out these beautiful maps left and right at both shops. It reminds us to buy local, shop small and to remind our friends and family to do the same. It's more important now than ever.

Even if you don't have the map in your hand, you can navigate with the picture. But we think you should definitely stop into at least one of these businesses to pick one up (hint hint ;)

 

Let's show Orlando some love ❤️!!!

Flower Ta, Creative Director

 

 

 

Image by Flower Ta / Map II designed by Michellina Jones (@michellina)

🇺🇸 Happy 4th To You!!!

Kerri Colangelo

  🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 We will be closed today for the 4th of July. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 We will be closed today for the 4th of July. 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

We will be back to it tomorrow at 1PM sharp.

Have fun and safe wishes to you and to your furry loved ones!

❤️, The Dechoes Family

 

Image by Keana Frierson

❤️ Q&A With Tony Gonzalez

Kerri Colangelo

Years ago, I was at an art show in the heart of the Mills50 District. I was arriving and Tony was leaving with a group of friends. As he passed I said to him something like, "Antonio, you're on one of my lists... I want you to come work with us." And that was that.
Tony's attention to detail is obsessive; it is a trait that I absolutely love and admire. One may notice this level of detail in something small like the hands of the mannequins in the College Park window; They are expressive and lovely. 
With no further introduction, an interview with Tony :) 

What is your favorite outfit?  Shameless plug for this little shop you may have heard of called, Dechoes Resale. My current favorite outfit, which I got entirely at Dechoes, is this super cute mahogany colored vintage Givenchy Sport jacket, with a white Alexander Wang t-shirt tucked into these high-waisted black Hugo Boss pants that I cropped. I wear this look with my Gucci Ace Sneakers and a Elizabeth & James Bodega Tote that I recently got at a sample sale in NY. Ok, so everything is from Dechoes minus the bag, but this is an outfit that probably has a retail price of around $1,675 (no joke) and I got for around $450 (also, no joke,) so that shows the power of a savvy shopper and how much you can actually save by shopping at Dechoes. 

Favorite Designers: J.W. Anderson, Ann Demeulemeester, and of course a huge Alexander McQueen fan (RIP)

Favorite Photographer: Juergen Teller

Favorite Artist: Marina Abramovic

Three songs on playlist now:  Troye Sivan - Dance to This (feat. Ariana Grande) // Boy Harsher - Pain // Ssion - Heaven Is My Thing Again

Favorite place to grab coffee?  One of the things that I love so much about Orlando is how rich the Latinx culture is here. I am very proud Puerto Rican, so the way to my heart is with a $1.50 cup of café con leche from the Bravo Supermarket with a little pan con mantequilla. 

 (above,  6+ Antwerp Fashion Book,  Ludion 2008)   Where in the world   would you like to go and why?  I am a HUGE fan of Belgian fashion and the Antwerp 6, so I would have to say Antwerp, Belgium. 

(above, 6+ Antwerp Fashion Book, Ludion 2008)

Where in the world would you like to go and why?
I am a HUGE fan of Belgian fashion and the Antwerp 6, so I would have to say Antwerp, Belgium. 

Best thing you have ever discovered at Dechoes:  You mean aside from all the wonderful people I work with? I'm sure my question will be completely different in a few months when I find something even more shiny to play with, but as of late, the absolute best thing I have ever discovered at Dechoes is...myself...just kidding...my "millennial pink" Hermès Clic H Bracelet. I literally wear that thing every day, and it is now a part of me. 

You are responsible for doing wonderful merchandising and window displays at the College Park store. Can you explain where your reference points or inspiration come from?  Sometimes inspiration comes by way of me searching the internet for street style shots. Sometimes I pick a designer and try to emulate collections using what we have in the store. Most recently, I get inspired by an article of clothing that comes in during a buy and I sort of let dictate the direction for the complete window display. 

Is there a secret talent or thing you want to share about yourself?  My not-so-secret talent is that I play the piano! I started when I was 8 and took lessons until I was 18. When I was 19, I started playing for my parents' church's praise and worship ministry where I played until I was 22!

Why do you think that it is important for people to shop at stores like
Dechoes?  Shopping at stores like Dechoes IS important. Growing up, I didn't have the luxury of just going out to the mall and buying designer pieces. But working here I have been able to acquire pieces I used to dream about owning. It's honestly like I'm fulfilling that little gay boy's fantasy of feeling like a rich b*tch. I was obsessed with Paris Hilton after all, so I guess you could say she taught me well. But also it's highly important because Dechoes is a locally owned small business, and we should always strive to support small businesses. It's fun to work at Dechoes because it's like you're part of something cool. You kind of get to be an influencer in a sense because it's almost as if you're creating a culture of people who appreciate the same things you do, and for me personally I feel like sometimes people may not know about that one designer that makes me freak out, so I get to teach them and get them excited about it too!

 

 

Images courtesy of Tony Gonzalez / Interview by Flower Ta.

 

Body Language

Kerri Colangelo

Cold Shoulder. Tartan Derby handbag, Vivienne Westwood

Master Planner. Striped leather pouch, Gucci

 

 

 

Images by Tony Gonzalez

🇺🇸 The Long Weekend :)

Kerri Colangelo

🇺🇸  American Flag Rand II fanny pack, Adidas. 

We would like to take a moment to honor the brave ❤️men and women who served our country.

We hope that you are enjoying your extended weekend. Don't forget to stop in for 15% off everything including markdowns.

Be safe and we'll see you soon :)

 

 

Image by Keana Frierson

👀 For Your Viewing Pleasure...

Kerri Colangelo

Artsy MM, Louis Vuitton.

Le Pliage Heritage Small Satchel, Longchamp.

Watch, Burberry. Rings, model's own. 

Alma GM, Louis Vuitton. Skirt and accessories, vintage.

Black leather belt, Chanel. Jeans, vintage Guess.

Gold chain texture earrings, vintage Chanel.

Monogram with web crossbody, vintage Gucci

 

Some acquired,

and others slipped through the cracks. 

Good thing we take beautiful pictures to remember ;)

 

 

 

All images courtesy of @dechoesresale

👄 Talking Heads

Kerri Colangelo

Feel the Byrne. Vintage David Byrne (Luaka Bop Records) t-shirt, repurposed vintage Chanel necklace. 

 

 

Images by Flower Ta. // Model: Amanda Mosher

❤️ Personal Style: Q&A With Owner, Kerri Colangelo ❤️

Kerri Colangelo

Flower: One of the things that I loved most about the store since the first day I ever discovered Dechoes was the designer vintage selection and of course, Kerri. In the beginning, it was singlehandedly curated by her at the original College Park shop. Our ongoing discussions about vintage fashion are some of my most favorite conversations. It is my pleasure to spend a moment with her talking about how her love for fashion and vintage began.
Here is a Q&A with Kerri Colangelo. 

Beautiful Worker Busy Queen Bee. This is my favorite snapshot of Kerri because of so many lovely details -the typewriter, her notes on looseleaf paper, her bangles, a brimming vibrant wardrobe with a series of suspender straps dangling, shopping bag that looks full of goodies :)

When did your love for vintage begin and what were some of your favorite labels or pieces from then? In the 80’s, my favorite shop was Contempo Casuals. This was also when I started wearing vintage clothing. I didn’t learn to thrift until my first year of college in 1988.

Kerri: "I didn’t even know about Louis Vuitton until 1989. That was two years after I graduated from high school. It was in college where I saw a very stylish girl sporting a Louis Vuitton bag. I told my mom about it. For my next birthday she bought me the exact one and I still have it to this day.  It was a Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 from The French Collection, which is no longer made."

You grew up along the coast and so I imagine that the beach played a big part in how you dressed. How did location influence what you wore? In 1987 I graduated high school and as my graduation present I was allowed to move to my parents beach condo free of charge with one of my friends for the summer.  With my weekly meager paycheck from The Body Shop, a clothing store at the Merritt Square Mall, I would buy the cutest outfits. You would think since all of my boyfriends were surfers or skateboarders, I would dress like that but I never did. Peplum mini-dresses and Madonna-styling mixed with thrift store finds. I remember one of my favorite outfits was from Esprit.  I called it my "Bumblebee Outfit". It was black and yellow polka dot leggings with a black and yellow striped shirt. Of course I had Converse to match -I owned them in every color!!

Is there anyone who influenced the way you dressed then? In high school, I was voted Best Dressed. My mom had a lot to do with that. She always updated me on what was “in style“. I was the first person in high school to wear a miniskirt. The principal actually called my mom and asked, “Do you realize that your child is wearing a very short skirt?“. My mom replied, ”Of course I do, don’t you read Vogue?”.

What were some songs that were your favorite if you have to create a playlist from the time (tell me why if you want)? As for music, I loved “New Wave .” I used to go to Visage Nightclub in Orlando every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night and loved all of that music! Some of my favorites: Depeche Mode, Book of Love, Gene Loves Jezebel, Echo and the Bunnymen, The Smiths, The Cure, REM.

 

 

Is there a movie you love that reflects your style in the 80's? Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club. I loved both of those movies.

 

 

Images courtesy of Barbara Ford / Interview by Flower Ta.

🐾 ❤️ Meet GiGi ❤️ 🐾

Kerri Colangelo

Precious Things. Silver Lock Pendant Necklace, 1837 Collection. (below) Chain and Tag Choker. Signature blue leather leash and collar. All accessories from Tiffany & Co. 

❤️Just one look.

That's all it took :)

Do you have a four-legged little pal? We're animal friendly 🐾 so, bring him/her by!

 

 

Images by Mikey Massas and Nic Bradley. 

🐰 Hip Hop 🐰

Kerri Colangelo

Bow wow. SIlk Bandeau Twilly Scarf by Louis Vuitton. Red collar contrast blouse by Tory Burch.

Buggin' Out. Insect jewelry circa 2004, all from Chanel.

Nailed it. Vintage monogrammed navy wallet from Christian Dior. Acrylic shag coat, vintage (Made in France).

If you prefer this over eggs... Globe Trunks & Bags charm by Louis Vuitton

Tomorrow is Easter! Happy almost Easter!!

❤️ But today is Eggstravaganza!

Stop (or hop) in today to win an egg :) with your purchase of $30 or more. (Yes, there are prizes in the eggs.)

We can't wait to see you ;)

 

 

All images courtesy of @dechoesresale

*We will be closed at both locations on Easter Sunday. 

Spring-ish ...

Kerri Colangelo

It's March. Yea, it sounds weird when you say it out loud.  Handbag, Louis Vuitton Alma Vernis GM

 

You know what else is weird? The cold snap coming this weekend. Good news is that we've got a good mix -light stuff and stuff that will keep you toasty.

Stop in and stock up :)

 

 

Image by Nic Bradley. 

Crème de la crème

Kerri Colangelo

Louis Vuitton Croissant MM handbag. Silk black and white blouse with collar by Equipment

Louis Vuitton Sonatine handbag paired with cream double-breasted blazer by Chanel

 

 

Images by Flower Ta. // Model: Amanda Mosher

😍 Happy Valentine's Day 😍

Kerri Colangelo

Sweets and hugs and kisses from us to you. XOXO. (Adidas track pants and two-tone leather shoes in camel, Celine. Cookie from Diana 😍 )

Stop in and treat yourself today.

❤️  Yes you. ❤️ 

You.

Treat you. 

 

 

Image by Flower ❤️ 

❤️ SALE ALERT ❤️

Kerri Colangelo

 Can't you believe that it's February? Let's kick off the second month of the year with a sale :)

Can't you believe that it's February? Let's kick off the second month of the year with a sale :)

(Sale starts today and ends February 11th. Cannot be combined with other promotions.)

 

 

Design by Tony Gonzalez

🍃 Tropic Thunder

Kerri Colangelo

Where's Jon? Duke button front shirt with tropical print by Gucci

Embroidered bouquet suede boots by Nanette Lepore. Ruched leather Napa Gaufre wallet by Prada

Warmer weather is on the horizon and we have started to introduce the spring stash into both shops. On the hunt for vibrant hues, tropical prints, flora and fauna, bloom and plume pieces all perfect for warm and sunny days 🌞 ?

We've got it ;)

 

 

Images via @dechoesresale

❤️ Au Revoir, 2017

Kerri Colangelo

This winter I was able to drop into Paris, one of my favorite cities, to meet up with a couple of people whom I love. I made it a point to visit Colette, which has since officially closed its doors on December 20th. 
One of my favorite things to do when traveling is to visit all kinds of shops to get ideas for the store. Small charity shop, tiny boutique, high-end retail - they all offer a different experience. Colette was one that I respected and admired absolutely.
It is a sad farewell. Colette was known for its careful curation for fashion insiders. What I love most was the staff who were all sweet and attentive. No matter where we were in the labyrinth, you' d pick up something and they would offer to hold it for you. Then it all gets collected into a neat bundle at the front. You shop hands free (sound familiar?). The experience is very human, which I love. 

Inside Colette. (from L to R)  1. Brook with Anya Hindmarch's Chunky Eyes handbag. 2. Chanel Installation. 3. Detail of Chanel trainers with graphic textile on heel.  4. Mementos from 213 rue Saint Honore. Back in the day, they used to offer printable PDF magazines on their site. The design and illustrations were wonderful :)

 

The closing of a boutique this established reminds me of how important it is to support the small brick and mortar store. It is a reminder that the industry and the way that we shop is evolving with a heavier lean towards online shopping. With all that said, it makes me grateful that we are still kicking and thriving after all these years despite these changes. 
We believe in what we are doing and everyday we strive to offer you a unique and human shopping experience ; Each day that we are open is a simple reminder that you believe in us as well. This is so important to me and it makes me ever so grateful for our lovely customers who support us year after year. 

 

Snippets from the streets of Paris. (from L to R) 1. Street sign made better with stickers. Who needs a sign when you have GPS?  2. Scooter with Supreme box logo and my favorite Supreme sticker front and center, the daisy with crosshairs.  3. A curation of Nikes in apartment window.  4. A view from the Airbnb window.

 

Sit Down. Stand Up.  (from L to R)  1. Brook with Gucci Lady Web in the front, souvenirs from Colette in the back.  2. Brook and I leaping into 2018 :)

 

❤️  And so this is a gigantic thank you in 2017 and a humungous thank you in 2018. We love you and can't wait to start a fresh new year with you!
❤️  Happy New Year! ❤️ 
Flower Ta, Creative Director
 

 

All images courtesy of Flower Ta.

🎄 ❤️ Merry Christmas!!! ❤️ 🎄

Kerri Colangelo

The Crew. Kaitlin, Jon, Tony, Amanda, Caralyn, Nic, Kerri, Mike, Keana, Mikey, Gigi, and Flower

To you, your friends, families, and loved ones,  

Thank you so much for your support and for stopping by all year. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year and send you our love and gratitude.

Many thanks again and big hugs... with ❤️ ,

The Dechoes Family :)

 

🎁 Shop Local. Shop Green. Shop Smart!

Kerri Colangelo

All from our lovely customers and passed on to another customer :) (l to r) Giancini continental wallet in gold saffiano leather from Salvatore Ferragamo. Silver ring from Cartier and vintage watch from Gucci.

'Tis the Season. Ace metallic snakeskin trainers from Gucci. Monogram pouch from Gucci

🎄 🎄 🎄 It's that time again! 🎄 🎄 🎄

With only 12 days until Christmas, we'd like to help you cross as much off your list as possible!

Shopping in your neighborhood supports your local economy and reduces the amount of waste that we put out! 

Stop into any of our shops to browse our current selection of gift-ready pieces while checking off your list for your loved ones. Who knows? You might even find something for yourself :)

 

Happy holidays from our Dechoes family to yours!

<3 Dechoes

 

 

All images via @dechoesresale