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📷 Mikey in Europe

Kerri Colangelo

 

Our resident photographer, Mikey Massas, explored beautiful locations in Europe over the summer. You've probably seen him setting up his equipment at the College Park shop shooting stunning images for the online store and Instagam. When you are continually shooting pictures for work, it's refreshing to see the things that a photographer captures for pure pleasure. Mikey was nice enough to take a moment to tell us about the sights and scenes that inspired him the most.

Paris street view. Mikey spots the Vetement + Reebok InstaPump Fury sneakers perched and dangling between the Siene River and Tuileries Garden.

You went to London, Paris and Barcelona. Tell me more about your experiences in Paris where you would spend 11 days of your trip:  At first Paris was cold and rainy but it eventually warmed up an dried off. I stayed in the 10th arrondissement, no more than a seven minute walk from Canal St. Martin, just off the Jacques-Bonsergent station. I fell in love with my neighborhood and if I were to ever live in Paris, it would be in the 10th. 

I spent the first couple of days in Paris getting the usual touristy stuff done, naturally. The remainder of my time in Paris consisted of me attempting to blend in and live as a local as much as I could with a camera and equipment slung over my shoulder. By the end of my stay I was slipping into acclimation, able to read French without much struggle and hold my own in cafes, etc. I have to add that the light in Paris is always perfect. 

I loved being in Paris and if anyone were to ask me, my answer would be the same every single time. Never get it twisted. I. Love. Paris. BUT **bold, underlined, italicized** and whatever else it takes to show emphasis....

Now, Barcelona?

Barcelona quickly became the city I could see myself spending a couple of years in at the very least. 

I spent the last 8 days of my trip in Barca touching on a few of the touristy things I wasn't able to do the first couple of days like La Boqueria and Barceloneta. I was staying in a flat in El Raval. Raval is a mostly immigrant district, about a 15-20 minute walk from Placa de Catalunya, the absolute center of Barcelona City. Raval used to be a rough and tumble, seedy place about 20-30 years ago and some of that still holds up now, but the immense culture the immigrant community brings to the area makes you quickly forget about that. It was hard to take in the view I had from my terrace, it was like nothing I'd ever seen before.

I followed the same procedure I did in Paris, staying low key and trying to blend in while still looking like a tourist, though most people assumed I was from Italy and not the US. Irene met up with me when she could, either before he had to go to work or when she got out and it was always a good time. Whether hanging out at MACBA with a couple of cans of Estrella and watching people skate, having a vermouth at a 200 year old bar, tapas and cañas at a traditional Catalan establishment, or walking the narrow streets of one of the near by neighborhoods; Irene is incredible company to have, even more so an ocean away. 
 

1. Barcelona La Sagrada Familia Gaudi from across the pond.  2. London Park across from Buckingham Palace 3. Barcelona Born selfie with Irene in front of El Born Centre de Cultura in Memoria 4. London Street view along the Thames facing Parliament.

Music plays such a strong role in the setting at the stores when we're working. When you were traveling, what were you listening to?  I didn't really listen to any music while I was there....I much preferred to listen to the sounds of the cities I was in. I really love the sound of police sirens, crows, French being spoken and random music playing in passing cars in Paris. In Barcelona, I enjoyed the odd sounds the albatross made, how funny Castilian Spanish sounds, skateboards on pavement, street performers all echoing down narrow streets. The only time I did put on music was when I was getting ready in the morning and it was my usual jazz (WW2 Era to Bebop) and Hip Hop (early to mid 90's underground) stuff. Irene put me on to Camaron de la Isla one night in Barcelona and it will always remind me of that night. 

It was funny to hear almost exclusively American music at any restaurant, cafe or bar because most of these people don't speak English. 10Belles, a coffee shop just near the Canal St. Martin usually had a dope playlist of the type of music I listen to which was unexpected, especially from the bilingual French girl behind the counter who HELD. IT. DOWN. Also Hollybelly, a popular breakfast/coffee spot in the same neighborhood, killed it with the Drake and Future playlist they had on during my visit .. which several other patrons had the same opinion according to my server. 

1. Barcelona Keith Haring Aids Mural MACBA. 2. Barcelona View from Mikey's Airbnb terrace in El Raval District 3. Mikey's gear resting on the Seine, Canon 5D Mark III with a 16-35mm lens, Herschel backpack.  4. Barcelona La Boqueria, popular tapas, pimentos de padron.  

You covered a lot of ground hopping countries. Give us some of your personal food/drink recommends from each city:

Paris Du Pain et des Idées for anything bread, Chez Prune if you want to dive head first into cafe culture (they have wifi), and Monoprix for absolutely anything you could possibly need.
Barcelona Bar Marsella for absinthe, Casa Almirall for vermouth, and Espai Joliu for an aesthetically pleasing coffee spot, not for from the beach in Poblenou.
 

Any souvenirs? I returned home with only two small things from abroad, both purchased in in Barcelona. 1) a tote bag from the Montana Colors flagship store and 2) a vintage Catalonian flag pin purchased from a vender at the flea market in front of the Cathedral of Barcelona.

You're often dressed in functional head-to-toe black when you're at the shop. What did you pack/wear when you were living out of suitcase for a month?

I think the most important thing is comfort. The best way to see a city is to walk, so from head to toe be as comfortable as you possibly can. And don't wear shorts in Paris. 

You're traveling.. it's not a fashion show. And never will I say to not look good while doing anything, but you're going to sweat, you're going to get dirty, you might even get paint on yourself.... Minimalism with style. Choose pieces you don't mind sacrificing, as hard as it may be to decide which those will be. Your sneakers, if not already thrashed, they will be. Embrace it. 

We have this perception of how people dress abroad, fed to us by the media and the Internet. While some of it is real, most of it is not; and what I mean by that is what you see are often looks put together by stylists and companies and shot to appear as if that's what people are wearing in order to sell you and me clothing and accessories. What we digest online is often exaggerated "street style" that very few people actually rock on the day to day. 

People in bigger cities definitely have a style you don't see anywhere else, they just make it look effortless by keeping it simple. 

What I wore for the majority of my trip was a Levis blue denim jacket (fairly washed, the inside pockets were a major selling point for me), dark colored t-shirts (most often black), black Levis skinny jeans, white crew socks and my white Reebok Club C 85s (very comfortable.) Luckily, I also packed a North Face jacket for those cold, rainy days in Paris when it got down to the low 40s (I almost didn't bring it so be prepared for situations like that.)

 

1. Barceloneta Crowds soaking up the sun.  2. Barcelona Center of Barcelona / Placa de Catalunya. When I asked of the Asian tourists with the selfie stick, Mikey laughed and commented, "They did so many angles." 3. Barcelona On the Mediterranean, a semi-nude beach. 

What were some of your favorite moments on the trip?

It's harder than it should be for me to be able to pick a favorite anything of anything....I'd have to say seeing these places in person and the absolute immersion. Wandering the streets with no real destination and coming upon something you only see in photos on the Internet. I was in disbelief the entire trip. Really enjoyed hanging out by Canal St. Martin in Paris, the circus that is La Boqueria in Barcelona, having absinthe for the first time with Irene, as well as any time Irene and I got vermouth. Though the VERY BEST time I had was probably the night we hung out until sunrise at what we refer to as "the Cubes." The Cubes are massive concrete cubes that line the shore off of Barceloneta Beach on the Mediterranean Sea...

... As much as I would have loved to have intentionally missed my flight...I came back with so much perspective. This trip was life changing, without a doubt. 

 

 

 

All images courtesy of Mikey Massas. / Interview by Flower Ta

Add to Cart + Checkout

Kerri Colangelo

❤️ It's Fall now, so let it fall into your cart. 1. Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 in the 10 or less line. 2. Louis Vuitton Musette Tango in the asphalt jungle. 3. Louis Vuitton X Yayoi Kusama Zippy wallet. 4. Cassidy @cassidyroney in Gucci Flora Cat Eye Sunglasses. 

A couple of things that caught my eye this month. Some got away. Some are still around.

But, we all know what didn't get away... the beautiful black ❤️ YSL purse with gold chain strap (thank you, M&J). 

 

 

 

All images courtesy of @dechoesresale

Yes,...

Kerri Colangelo

❤️  ❤️  ❤️  We're back up and running! Finally!  ❤️   ❤️  ❤️

Hooray! We made it through the storm.

Hurricane Irma is proof that water shortages, toppled trees, and knocked down power lines can't keep us down or closed for too long. 

Thank you for your patience and we'd love to see you soon :)

<3, The Dechoes Family

 

 

Image by Flower Ta, Model is Kaitlin Higby

Please Stay Safe.

Kerri Colangelo

We are closely monitoring the status of Hurricane Irma and will be closed at both locations until the storm passes. To you, your family and loved ones, please stay safe. 

❤️, The Dechoes Family

❤️ Chanel No. 1

Kerri Colangelo

What's in the box?

Classic 100% cotton button-down with CC embroidered pocket, Sunnies with perforated metal accent. 

Quilted caviar leather in black.

Miniature Chanel No. 5 around your neck and near your <3

Cambon bowler bag (arguably, the bag that shook the early 2000's)

Quilted tote with signature chain strap in red. 

Soft. Softer. Softest. Two-tone calfskin leather espadrilles.

Patent leather loafer in oxblood.

Athluxuryleisure. CC logo trainers.

I give Chanel out like a hug, I know. Vintage classic quilt (circa 1994-1996) with oversized CC emblem. 

Creme and black jelly sandals with iconic camellia flowers. 

Patent toe / calfskin leather pump, Quilted tote.

Vintage patent leather loafer with CC hardware. 

Satin travel jewelry case. 

Metallic leather handbag with CC logo and chain strap. 

Camellia slingback heels.

Cap toe tweed flats.

❤️  Chanel.

Double C's. Boucle. Camellia. Pearls. Little black dress. No. 5. One of the most requested brands in the shops.

Here are some highlights of my fave Chanel items that have walked in the door. Enjoy and have a good weekend :)

 

 

 

All images taken by Team Dechoes via @dechoesresale

📓 Back to School!!!

Kerri Colangelo

📚  Shop for yourself and for someone else who needs it. We can't wait to see you this weekend :)

 

 

 

Image and design by Tony Gonzalez.

🍃 The Nature of Things

Kerri Colangelo

We have all kinds of objects that speak to your inner desire to be in nature this summer.  1. Assorted gold-tone Kate Spade watches and ripe cherries. 2. Partition wristlet from Louis Vuitton with Dechoes tree-hugger :)  3. Dr. Martens Pascal 8-Eye Slime Floral boots on the stump. 4. Gucci Tian Crossbody wallet-on-chain with beautiful hummingbird overlay print.

 

 

All images courtesy of @dechoesresale

🌞 Sizzling Summer Sale NOW!

Kerri Colangelo

You make the sun fry. Yes, it's hot hot hot right now - but, soon it will be cool.

❤️ Bold prints. Bright colors. Florals. Neons. Shorts. Flirty skirts. Drafty tanks. Thin tees. Nothing-to-hide dresses. 

It's all on sale right now. So, stop in and we'll have a nice cold drink waiting for you ;)

 

 

Image and design by Tony Gonzalez.

Selection Bias

Kerri Colangelo

Words like artist... produce. Amy shopping with Louis Vuitton MM Artsy bag. All clothes from the shop. 

 

 

Styling and image by Tony Gonzalez.

❤️ May The 4th Be With You!

Kerri Colangelo

Team Dechoes of USA. Kandace, Amanda, Flower, Caralyn, Mikey, Tony. Vintage Stars and Strips Windbreaker.

❤️ We wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!

Oh, and BTW... We're having a sale. So come and see us ;)

 

 

All images by Mikey Massas.

Coordinate

Kerri Colangelo

Definition
(verb) bring the different elements of (a complex activity or organization) into a relationship that will ensure efficiency or harmony.
(noun) matching items of clothing.

Tory Burch London Flap Backpack in Cherry.

Louis Vuitton green leather belt, Legacy Turnlock crossbody from Coach

Louis Vuitton Epi Mabillon backpack. 

Beaded David Yurman bracelets. Printed enamel belt print metal bangle from Hermes

Gucci Guccissima leather belt and wallet. 

Here are some highlights from the past month - our notorious IG shots taken by none other than the lovely and talented team at Dechoes!

We've been fidget spinning to keep up with your questions and inquiries about the daily goods. You keep our fingers burning. We hope you love the photos and thank you for your patience and enthusiasm :)

 

All images courtesy of @dechoesresale

See You On Saturday <3

Kerri Colangelo

FYI - It's happening again! Doors open at 9 in the morning sharp. Grab your number. Shop around. Prepare yourself for the frenzy. And after you've had your fill, relax. It's the weekend after all. 

😀 We can't wait to see you!

 

 

 

Image and design by Tony Gonzalez.

Thinking Outside the Box...

Kerri Colangelo

The power of a logo. We are building our stock. Come and take a peek @ the Coytown Dechoes. All legit. We don't f around.

 

 

Image by Jon Jackson. | Model: Amy Dorian. All models own clothes and jewelry (vintage pink jumpsuit, jewelry by Ametista and Ophidian Guild) 

Noir...

Kerri Colangelo

 

... in the first official week of Summer 2017. (Yes, it's crazy that we're halfway into the year.) 

Burberry Prorsum clutch. 

Vintage DKNY dress, Gucci horsebit belt.

Balenciaga Motorcycle Bag, Christian Louboutin Lariza pumps.

Tory Burch Thea Tassel Crossbody purse.

Louis Vuitton high top sneaker.

 

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the past month. Keep checking and keep your fingers crossed. We are just as surprised as you with what walks in our doors.

We love it. We know you do too ;)

 

All images courtesy of @dechoesresale | All clothes are models own. 

Memorial Day

Kerri Colangelo

Reminder. Louis Vuitton Vernis Sarah Wallet, vintage porcelain canary yellow tea cup and saucer set.

Both stores will be closed today in observance of Memorial Day. 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 three day weekend. Be safe and we'll see you tomorrow :)

 

 

Image by Flower Ta.

Amy's Illustrated Wish List

Kerri Colangelo

❤️  One of the things that I love most about the shop is seeing the different style of each customer who walks in. The same goes for the team. I get just as excited to see what they wear to work everyday. We all get to see what the customers buy -so, I thought that it would be interesting for you to see what it is that we love and buy for ourselves. I asked Amy, who has done the loveliest drawing on the chalkboard wall at the College Park shop, to curate and illustrate a few things that spoke to her. I think the images she came up with are beautiful and had to share with you. 

Here are five of Amy's favorite things:

1. Amy: Who isn't a sucker for some buttery soft high-waisted denim in a neutral color? Especially from reputable, quality (aka lasting) brands like Jil Sander.

2. Amy: These mules are perfect! They look dainty and tough simultaneously. The design is really smart and balanced, black leather and point-shoe shape with the bow and dainty Chanel monogram.... AND they're comfortable. 

2. Amy: These mules are perfect! They look dainty and tough simultaneously. The design is really smart and balanced, black leather and point-shoe shape with the bow and dainty Chanel monogram.... AND they're comfortable. 

3. Amy: Classic Gucci horsebit gets me every time. I find the bulky horsebit intimidating, especially as a simple belt. It looks a little bit like a well-structured defense barrier and works as a really beautiful statement piece. 

4. Amy: I really appreciate any sort of leather with a heavy patina. This Dolce & Gabbana cash wallet is so beautiful, the alligator texture and wide range of tone in the leather really does it for me. Such a simple and lasting design, the kind of wallet you should keep forever.

5. Amy: I've developed such a soft spot for any of the nylon Prada bags. I have a backpack in the same material that's become one of my favorite possessions, but this little tote is also really special. I'm a big fan of Prada's tendency to make their ready-to-wear very militant and industrial looking.

 

 

 

All illustrations by Amy Dorian (@amyam_y) / Prices available upon request.

Happy Sunday to You :)

Kerri Colangelo

Tiny Bursts of Color. The perfect caramel pebbled leather backpack with pockets galore to hold all of the essentials needed for an excursion into the wild or asphalt jungle. Backpack from UO with vintage snapback and fresh red daisy. All clothes are vintage and models own.

It's Sunday. We wish you a wonderful last official day of the weekend!

 

 

Image by Flower Ta / Model: Amy Dorian (more to come from Amy later :) 

Sale Weekend!

Kerri Colangelo

I just can't get you out of my head. The item(s) you saw in the store that you've had your eye on, checking to see if it is still around. We know you've been so patient. The time is now.

Drop by...

Take an additional 20% off markdown items.

The last day to take advantage of this sale is tomorrow. We'll see you soon ;)

 

 

Image by Mikey Massas / Model: Amanda Mosher

🌍 Happy Earth Day 2017!

Kerri Colangelo

We always encourage you to go green and decline a bag. Show us your eco-tote today at checkout and receive 10% off your entire purchase*.

❤️ A beautiful world. Today is a reminder that we need to take care of it and protect it :)

 

 

Everything under $200 is 10% off. Offer cannot be combined with other promotions and includes markdown items.

Image by Mikey Massas | Model: Nic Bradley.

Watch Out : Dali + Frida

Kerri Colangelo

La terre n'est pas une vallée de larmes | Earth is not a valley of tears. Swatch watch, 1989 with Surrealist Salvador Dalí design. 

This vintage Swatch "Croque Monsieur" came in yesterday. I have always loved Swatch watches because I find it humorous that they are plastic and Swiss made. It reminded me to remind everyone else to check out the Frida Kahlo show at The Dali in St. Petersburg. The show ends on April 17th. Jon told me to take advantage of the audio guide which is complimentary and so my friend and I took our time at the exhibit. It was small and incredibly intimate and this quality made it exceptional to me.

Famous pairing. A projection of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo at one of the most intimate and heartbreaking shows I have even been to. 

Wishful thinking. Juli and other visitors add wishes to the ficus tree outside the museum.

Streaming band width. Close-up. My own personal Swatch watch from 2009 and my Timex. Both from you-know-where. 

The Dali Wish Tree. (left to right) 1. My wish: To let my friends know how much I <3 them.  2. Me under a canopy of wishes. The tree had such good vibes. I loved it there.  3. I love that this beautiful installation is made of the ribbon that we are so quick to tear off of our wrist and quickly discard. It is a perfect example that something so small and ephemeral like a wristband and a wish or desire can make something so beautiful.

Casa Azul. This is Frida in her garden outside the walls of the house in which she was born and passed away in. It is one of my favorite pictures at the show because it features: "her hairless dog Xolo in a jacket at her feet".

This upcoming weekend is also our Eggstravaganza Easter Weekend filled with prize-stuffed eggs. Stop by on Friday and Saturday and break open some eggs with us :) We will be closed on Easter Sunday.

Happy Easter in advance to all of our lovely customers and their families <3

 

 

 

All images by Flower Ta