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

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Not Local? Shop Online :)

Kerri Colangelo

We often get suggestions to open stores in cities and towns all over the country. For now, we have two shops and of course, there's the online store. If you are far away, don't forget that you can still shop right from the palm of your hand. We hope that you find something that you love because we loved sourcing it just for you.

 

 

Images courtesy of @dechoesresale.

❤️️ Happy V-Day ❤️️

Kerri Colangelo

Going Dutch? How does that work? What is the etiquette when it comes to deciding whether or not you'll split the bill tonight?

 

It happens only once a year. Just once. Find the right outfit or thing to put you in a good mood for this evening. Anything red or pink is on sale. Just today though. Show up wearing these and there's a clever way to break the ice and let them know you'll be going Dutch. 

 ❤️️  Happy Valentines's Day!

Hugs and Kisses <3, The Dechoes Family

 

 

Cherry red clogs with windmill motif at College Park. Made in Holland. / Image by Mikey Massas.

Love Tyrant

Kerri Colangelo

Guess who? The Monarch of Hearts @Dechoes. Of course, it's a she. We all genuflect. Hail the Queen of Hearts <3

Valentine's Day will be here before you know it.

Just a heads up.

Are you looking for something for that special someone? Stop in and see if something clicks - or it's off with your head.

Just kidding ;)

 

 

Image by Flower Ta

Super Bowl Sunday

Kerri Colangelo

Roman Numeral Holiday. MCM = 1900. Jon with the stance of someone watching the Super Bowl in a sports bar. Amanda with the stance of a girlfriend wanting her boyfriend to leave the sports bar. 

 

It's Super Bowl Sunday MMXVII. Let's not think of anything heavy and enjoy our last day of the weekend :)

 

 

Image 1 by Pam Rickard / Image 2 by Flower Ta

Let's Go Green!

Kerri Colangelo

It's a little over a week into 2017 and this is the month to start over, fresh and green. It is a month of significant change. At Dechoes, change is something that we are always embracing and adapting to.

Dechoes was founded 16 years ago on the concept of renewal. Each and every item that we welcome into the store is hand-curated because we believe that these things have another life and can still bring us joy. These softly used items get a second chance when they adorn our body and reenter the world. This concept is simple and beautiful. It is the core of what we do. 

We cast a wide net in terms of audience. In my opinion, it is a very democratic shopping experience. With this in mind, we feel it is our responsibility to set a positive example not just with what we say but with what we do- by breeding positivity. And with the focus on the past years on global warming, we are continually trying to improve the business while at the same time lessening our carbon footprint.

Dechoes will no longer carry plastic bags. It was a few months ago that we were due to reorder 25,000 plastic bags. We made a hard decision not to. We felt that it was backwards. Instead, we ordered a modest batch of paper bags made of post-consumer material. The timing was good. We have always encouraged our customers to go green and to decline a bag. Now in 2017, let's all get a lot of use out of our reusable totes. We will be charging 10 cents per bag from now on. Yes, it is a small nudge, but in the right direction. This fee will definitely remind us to BYOB.

 

Slow and sustainable design. Did you know that we break down packaging materials to reuse for printed matter in the store and for shipping orders? The next time you're in, take a closer look. 

Go slow. Grow slow. We always opt for post-consumer material. Just one FedEx envelope yields 15 jewelry tags. The process is laborious, but we believe that a bit of sweat is worth it in the long run.

Let's all make a promise to be more socially aware and environmentally conscious this year. With technology increasing our connectivity, I believe the world is getting smaller in a way. Certainly, what we do here as a dot on a sphere reaches other parts of the world, but more so now in this age with more force and more impact.

Every positive step, whether it's a leap or incremental, brings us closer to making the world a better place. We don't just wish it. We want it and we're going to work at it. So, let's do it together. 

 

If you have any suggestions about what we can do to be more green, please let me know. I'd <3 to hear your feedback: flower@dechoesresale.com

Flower Ta, Creative Director

 

 

Image 1 by Flower Ta / Image 2 & 3 by Tony Gonzalez

Who's On First?

Kerri Colangelo

!!! We've made it. We have officially entered a new one. Let's not look back. Let's look only forward. 

😮 OMG! It's Sunday -the first fresh day of the year. Here's to new beginnings. Here's to 2017.  Cheers to you - our loyal, lovely, handsome, smart forward-thinking customer who came to see us at all three locations and who supported us this year and so many past years that we've lost count. We love you and wish you peace, love and happiness.

Happy Happy New Year!

With <3,
The Dechoes Family

 

*The College Park and Coytown locations are closed today. The Dechoes Artegon is open from 11am to 6pm. We will resume normal hours tomorrow :)

🎄 Season's Greetings 🎄

Kerri Colangelo

🎁 ... and Merry Christmas to you and to your loved ones :)

As we draw closer to the peak of the holiday season and the end of another year, we look back on all the positive things that came to be. Thanks to you, our loyal Dechoes customers for making 2016 an outstanding year. 

This year we hit a lot of milestones. We hit 17K followers on our Instagram, launched an online boutique, and hit record sales at all three of our locations. 

Again, thank you so much for all of your loyalty, your Instagram comments, your Facebook likes, and all of your kind words. 

We wish you the best and here's to making 2017 an even better year!

 

Lots of <3,
Mike and Kerri Colangelo and the entire Dechoes Family

 

 

Image courtesy of @dechoesresale / Vintage shirt with wreath motif and Hermès suede chocolate hat.

Spotlight: Amanda Mosher of Ametista

Kerri Colangelo

 

It was the Summer of 2014 and I have this memory of being in her apartment in Chicago. I was sitting in the middle of the bed watching TV. It took a little bit of time to turn around but, when I did, it was like a tiny little world had formed right behind me out of sight. She had set up an assembly line right over my shoulder and was happily working as quiet as a mouse. When she finished she gave me a precious sea urchin pendant. Then, it was in during the Winter of 2015 that she would gift me a tooth. 

INTERVIEW | Flower Ta speaks to Amanda Mosher of Ametista

FlowerI've had the pleasure of traveling around the states with you - halfway across the US, Portland, Austin, New Orleans to name a few. It's been 2 years since we last did the last interview. Can you believe that it was before 2015? And it was only 1 year ago that we were on that wild journey (Oslo, Iceland, Paris, Berlin). You've been doing the bilateral-living wanderlust thing. Tell me more about that and your future travel plans. No, I can't believe that. Time frames have always confused me. Right now I have the opportunity to split my time between Florida and Chicago. It is the best of both worlds for me. The same goes for traveling, major cities like Paris or Rome are great for the history/art/delicious food aspects. But, when I'm traveling through the States or in other countries, I want to explore the National Parks because in nature is where I feel most content.  

Can you explain your attraction to these organic materials - like bone, teeth, stones? All the materials I use, i consider to be atypical and magical. Each stone I got in a random, tiny town that I may never return to. Each bone I found on a hiking trip in the middle of nowhere. All the components I handle are very special to me and have extraordinary memories attached to them. 

 

What drives you to create? This is my outlet. Even as a child, for as long as I can remember, if I am not involved in something creative, I am not happy.

What are you searching for? Can you find it through your work? I am not necessarily searching for anything. Instead, I strive to become a better person and to learn as much about the world as possible. This enables me to discover new qualities about myself and opens me up to new standards, which I think is reflected in my work. 

Is there an artist or creator - another who's work you admire? There are many artists that I admire but those who inspire me the most are my friends. Whatever their medium is whether it's music, textiles, illustration, photography, publication, anything. I am fortunate enough to be surrounded by amazingly talented and creative people who continually inspire me. 

What do you think that your work reflects or reveals about you? Yikes! Let me answer your question with another question, Flower. Answer me that and I will reveal to you the secrets of the universe.

F, I have no f*cking clue how to answer that question. And damn you for making these questions too deep <3 A
P.S. That is a Tom Robbins ref. Read the books!! :)

 

What time of day do you work and why? I mostly work at night. Night time is when I'm feeling either the most relaxed or the most anxious. Being creative when I'm relaxed makes me feel happy and accomplished. Being creative when I'm anxious helps me get out of my own head by focusing on an outside source that is not my anxiety. 

Do you have any rituals or a certain way you like your work space? I like a clean open workspace, but I will work in any space (cars, airports, scary motels).

Can you describe the perfect setting for a productive studio/work day (music, set up, what you wear)? The perfect setting would be a house in the middle of the woods, with all my books, skulls and crystals surrounding me. Probably either a history documentary or Metallica blaring in the background. My dog would be there trying to get on top of what I am doing (as you know he is a 70lb. pit so this is no crazy feat). I would be wearing my not stylish but functional "REI" clothing.  

 

 

*At Shakespeare and Company in Paris, Amanda picked up Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins and I picked up Haruki Murakami's South of the Border, West of the Sun. We read them on our trip and then traded. I'm still working on the Robbins book. 

The Ametista line is available at all three shops. / Images by Mikey Massas / Model is Amy Dorian / Interview by Flower Ta

 

🎄 The Sweater Song 🎄

Kerri Colangelo

 

🎄 🎄 🎄 You need a Christmas sweater and we have it. 🎄 🎄 🎄 

Do you need a vintage one? Check. Do you need an ugly one? Check. Do you need one enhanced with sparkly puffy paint or holiday appliqué or just random obnoxious ornamental stuff hanging off of it? Check. Check. Check.

What's that? You want to go above and beyond and wear a turtleneck with a vest? Check

Come to us so that you can find your sweater and get the participation points at that party you have to go to. The one where you'll eat glitter-covered cookies and fill your SOLO cup way, way up and get your punch or your eggnog on. Cheers!

Dechoes wishes you a safe and happy holiday ;)

 

 

Image 1 by Mikey Massas / Image 2 by Flower Ta

Fill-a-Bag Event Tomorrow!

Kerri Colangelo

FYI - Doors open at 9 in the morning sharp. Grab your number. Shop around. Make yourself comfortable. Warm up by doing some stretches. 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!

Think Big. Shop Small :)

Kerri Colangelo

🎈 Shop small and feel like royalty - especially today. 🎈 (That's Caralyn, our newest team member behind the balloon. We welcome her, she welcomes you.).

In celebration of Small Business SATURDAY, we are offering 15% off entire purchase including markdown items. Stop into any of our three locations today to show your support for local independent businesses. Get an eco-tote with any purchase over $50 while supplies last. Keep building that momentum. Grab a bite to eat later in the day at a small mom & pop shop. Are you stumped? We can recommend something for you. 

We can't wait to see you! XXXO

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Image by Flower Ta

*Offer cannot be combined with other promotions. 

😊 GRATITUDE 😊

Kerri Colangelo

Everyone at Dechoes wishes you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving :)

Post-it. A simple reminder. A page from: Landscapes of America by Bill Harris (Crescent, 1983). Vintage book at the College Park location.

The store is closed today and while we take a nice break before the busy weekend begins, we would like to take the time to thank you. We thank you again and again. We can't say it enough times. Thank you :)

We look forward to seeing familiar faces and new faces walk into our doors. Thank you to everyone for shopping with us, for being wonderful and lovely and for just being you. 

Happy Holiday!

With <3,
The Dechoes Family

 

*TO SHOW YOU WE LOVE YOU... HERE ARE THE WEEKEND SALE UPDATES for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday: Take 15% off entire purchase including markdowns (cannot be combined with other offers and promotions / eco-tote bags are available while supplies last on Saturday only for the first shoppers to spend over $50). We can't wait to see you!

 

 

Image by Flower Ta

 

Introductions: Meet Oxx

Kerri Colangelo

INTERVIEW | Flower Ta speaks to Oxx Simeina of Oxx Beekeeping

"Bee," Oxx said.
"What?" I replied.
Oxx points out, "I saw a bee."

That was a snippet of our conversation as we walked and talked about his line of products outside the store. He told me that he spots bees everywhere. Oxx actually works alongside bees without the protective barrier of a suit. I found this out when I proposed the idea that he wear a beekeeper suit for the profile shot. He told me that it's too hot to wear one in Florida and interestingly enough, said it was because the bees don't sting him. He said that they attack only when they feel threatened. 

I first met Oxx in July. Our initial dialog consisted of what we consume and naturally segued to what we put on our body. We spoke of everything from the oldest food discovered -Ancient Egyptian honey excavated from a tomb, to target markets and even capitalism. I always get excited meeting with like-minded individuals who are creating and at the same time, are passionate about what they are doing. 

The last time we spoke, Oxx gave me samples of a toothpaste that he is fine-tuning. I use his "Flu Fighter" in my pomegranate tea in the morning. I nicknamed it 'Galaxy Honey' because of the way the spices and added ingredients look suspended and semi-frozen. It's really beautiful when you hold it up to the light. Each product is handmade made by Oxx and is a reflection of him. The line is small and made with honesty and integrity. His brother designs the packaging and all the profit goes back into further developing the line. We are proud to carry it at Dechoes. 

 

What attracted you to bees and beekeeping initially? I was born on the island of St. Lucia. We always ate raw honey growing up and used it as medicine for coughs and colds. I moved to St. Croix in the Virgin Islands in 1989. After Hurricane Hugo, a tree fell down that had a beehive in it. I remember grabbing raw honeycomb and eating it. I've been chasing that taste ever since. Growing up in New York I always looked for raw honey with the comb. When I moved to Florida, I lived in Jacksonville for a few years and found a local beekeeper and I bought the comb from him all the time. In 2013 he told me he wasn't going to carry it anymore. I asked him to mentor me in beekeeping, but he said no. I decided to learn how to keep bees from the Internet, books, and seminars. Have been beekeeping ever since. 

When did you decide to start the line? What was the catalyst for creating the line of products? After I became a beekeeper in 2013 I learned about the practices of many beekeeping operations large and small. I decided to not follow their practices of the use of chemicals, antibiotics, and other unnatural treatments. While doing research I found out most of our daily use products uses bees byproducts in all of them. Beeswax, propolis, pollen, royal jelly, and honey are used in many cosmetic products to this day. The Ancient Egyptian was possibly the first to invent and wear cosmetics about 5,000 BC. That is what led me to create my own products. The first product I made was the lip balm. I moved to Florida from New York and lip balm was something that I used regularly. Reading ingredients and learning what they are, made me decided I didn't want those products on or in my body. What you put on you body for 10 seconds spends 20 seconds in your liver.

What drives you to create? Vitality is my driving force. Being able to give continuance of life in all living things gives me great pleasure and satisfaction.

What are you searching for? Can you find it through your work? My search in life is peace, true happiness, freedom, and to be able to enjoy a healthy lifestyle. I have definitely found it through working with the bees. They have taught me a lot about patience and myself as a being of this planet.

Is there an artist or designer - another whose work you admire? My first personal mentor was a woman by the name of Alice Shinkos, a beekeeper. She is a patient, caring, and loving woman. She has taught me a lot about being connected to nature and not using pesticides in anything I do.

Busy Bees.  1) A helping handful of Honey Touched : Body Butter. 2) Oxx points out a bee.

Busy Bees.  1) A helping handful of Honey Touched : Body Butter. 2) Oxx points out a bee.

What do you think that your line/product reflects or reveals about you? My line shows that I take a lot of care of my body and am very aware of what I put in and on my body. It reveals that I'm not the rugged exterior you see. I'm more of a gentle being that is filled with love, compassion, and admiration for others well-being.

 What time of day do you work and why? I sell products during the day and make them at night and early mornings. Mainly because I'm the owner/operator and creator of my company.

 Do you have any rituals or a certain way you like your workspace? I meditate often and ring my Tibetan singing bowls every morning before I start my day. A clean quiet workspace is ideal to be able to create my products.

Can you describe the perfect setting for a productive studio/work day (music, set up, what you wear)? My perfect setting for a workspace would be in a greenhouse filled with all types of exotic flowers, birds, and insects. The sounds of nature is the best music and clothing wouldn't exist but this environment wouldn't be sanitary for creating my products.

What are some of the most valuable lessons you learned? Patience and being able to connect with nature is the most valuable lesson I have learned being a keeper of the bees.

How does your product connect humans? These products were made for my family and personal use. It can be shared and used by every gender, skin type, and age -except for the bees honey and the immune booster that is honey based.  Honey shouldn't be fed to infants under the age of one. Honey can contain spores of a bacterium called Clostridium Botulinum which can germinate in a baby's immature digestive system and cause infant botulism.

What are your impression of social media and how does it influence your product and work? Social media is about eye catching and giving the audience something fresh and different than their everyday life. It influences me to keep my products and work appealing to the viewers.

 

 

Oxx's line is available at the College Park store.  / Image 1 courtesy of Oxx Simeina / All other images and interview by Flower Ta

 

 

These are a few of my favorite things :)

Kerri Colangelo

 

Most of the time, the things in the store that I gravitate towards have a history. There is a human element. It could be a weathered and handwritten label, a patina on solid leather that has developed and matured over time. These things are interesting to me because there is story to be told when you pick up the object and begin to interact with it. Since each item that enters the store is curated by the buyers and from our network of customers, when another person takes that item home with them, it's a compliment because they too see the beauty in it and wish to introduce it into their own space.  

Here are some of my favorite things...

Tactile senses. 1. A full view of the world with relief details of the continents. Globe from Replogle, World Ocean Series (Cartographer: Le Roy M. Tolman)  2. Handmade woven earrings in citrus colors.  3. Oversized ruched calfskin leather clutch in sherbet that speaks to the hands, Prada.

Amber energy. Stackable amber-hued vintage glassware. I love these because of the multifunctionality of glass vessels. Use it to showcase freshly-cut flowers, hold your morning juice, or to accentuate warm light from a votive candle. The color is what draws me. There is golden warmth that is lost with newer light bulbs. I love that they are eco, but the color is harsh and flat. Wood matches from The Oyster Bar at The Plaza Hotel, New York. 

These colors. Dress with haphazard paint print in muted earth-tones. Fanny pack with leather patchwork color-blocking. The two make quite a perfect pair. All vintage.

Connectivity. Vintage board game that teaches one the ABCs -fundamentals for communication courtesy of the Sumerians. The back is labeled with a marker in blue. As you can see, this once belonged to Reese

Clutch. As in you clutch the clutch. You clutch the phone that was ergonomically designed to be nestled to your ear, balanced and cradled on your shoulder while you juggle other tasks and mind the curly cord. Vintage shell purse repurposed from Working Woman Magazine with plastic cover and strap with button closure. Vintage phone with handwritten label showcasing the digits of the previous owner. 

Where fine chocolates and watches come from. Synonymous with neutrality. I am attracted to the painterly illustrations of the Sphinx and the Giza Pyramid Complex, a zebra, an elephant -all in vibrant colors. [PURE SILK MADE | IN SWITZERLAND] I love the label because of the tiny giraffe portrait. Scarves are modest and inexpensive works of art. If you look closely, you can see the stitch work. S/he flipped the edge into a tiny tube along the edge of the material and meticulously tacked the border with a single strand of thread. The result is impossible airiness, like a soufflé or a cloud. Each time I put my hands on a scarf of this quality, it reminds me just how much I love and appreciate honest artisanal work.

Flower Ta, Creative Director

 

 

All images by Flower Ta

Meet Lesly of Head Sox

Kerri Colangelo

 

INTERVIEW | Flower Ta speaks to Lesly Chery, designer of Head Sox

"Deconstruction" is a word that I learned in fashion around 16 years ago. At the time, there was an uprising of designers from Belgium and Austria who were making waves that rippled onto the pages of my magazines that I cherished and read with reverence. If you Google the word and view the usage chart, it enters the lexicon of fashion and apexes directly at 2000. Since fashion cycles, the word has once again resurfaced. 

I met Lesly Chery at the tail end of summer. Our discussions would touch on the process of creating and on the reasons why one creates which always intrigues me. We spoke about the materials that he was sourcing and about corporate brands like Adidas and Lululemon that he was deconstructing and redefining. His designs are a perfect example of slow design -a stance against mass production. Each hat is handmade from hand-sourced and recycled material. More importantly, each one is in every respect -human. 

 

What attracts you to working with salvaged materials, working with your hands and design? I started sewing with salvaged materials while working with a high school classmate of mine who was a fashion designer, so I have always been comfortable with that medium.

When did you decide to start the line and what was the catalyst for creating the hats? I started in Chicago in 2009. I was searching for hats that would suit my dreadlocks hair style – there were only crocheted or knitted versions.

What drives you to create? The changes in nature inspire me.

What are you searching for and can you find it through your work?
I'm searching for peace and tranquility within my mind – yes, it is a sanctuary I create in my mind when I am designing and making my hats.

Is there an artist or designer, another who's work you admire?
There are so many but Tokyo Kumagi was an inspiration and Vittorio Ricci, Giorgio Armani of course and Jean Paul Gaultier.

What do you think your line reflects or reveals about you? That I'm open-minded and a free-thinker who can weave different mediums together and make them work – others see scraps or discarded material where as I see them as pieces that can be transformed into something usable.

What time of day do you work and why? Whenever I am alone, where I have no fear of being interrupted.

A rare shot of Lesly with his name penned onto his palm.

Can you describe the perfect setting for a productive studio/work day -music, set up, what you wear? I like to listen to music such as Alpha Blondi, Bob Marley, Yassou, N'Dour and various rock artists while I work. I am relaxed and work in comfortable, casual clothes and when painting, I wear jeans and a long sleeved shirt.

What are some of the most valuable lessons you learned? I am always kind to others because karma takes care of the rest.

How do your creations connect humans? I create what I like for myself in the hope that it speaks to like minded humans.

What are your impressions of social media and how does it influence your product and work? I try to ignore social media, but it is a necessary evil.

 

 

Lesly's handmade hats are available at the College Park location | Interview and images by Flower Ta

 

From Yesterday

Kerri Colangelo

Luxurious Trick-or-Treat Bag. Jon shows us how trick-or-treating is done at the shop. Vintage Louis Vuitton Keepall 60 Bandouliere, checkerboard Vans slip-ons. 

(click above) Pam edits an IG shot in her phone. We used what I call a Florida pumpkin as a prop for the shot - a mini-tangerine. / Amanda in this week's Orlando Weekly ad. Print media placed next to objects, like a burnt orange vintage telephone complete with curly cord, that some consider near-obsolete. 

 

 

All images by Flower Ta

Get that Candy :)

Kerri Colangelo

Halloween tip: Have some candy for breakfast -because it's Halloween and doesn't feel like it and it's Monday.    <3, The Dechoes Crew

 

Image by MIkey Massas / Model is Amanda Mosher

Transitions

Kerri Colangelo

Warm and sunny days. Amy shields herself from the sun with the Gucci Bullet bag with iconic bamboo detail. This was one of my most satisfying and quickest pictures taken. She came to work in this outfit and it perfectly reflects the current mood of the Gucci ad campaign. I told Amy my idea for the shot. I laid on the ground to demonstrate where. She followed instructions and this developed. I asked her to wave and Amy waves. I love this picture. 

The official start of Autumn was around a month ago, but here in Orlando, the coolness was delayed. It was only a few nights ago that a light jacket or sweater was needed in the evening and it was a welcome surprise. Change is good.

The gorgeous handbag featured above was brought in by Carol. Carol, a retired lawyer who saw Black Sabbath and would take her son to death metal shows, disclosed to me that she loved to litigate in a skirt suit instead of a pant suit. I asked her why and she said that the feminine silhouette made her feel pretty. I love this honest response. I understood and replied, "Since you feel good, you can focus on your job and perform better". This is the power of clothing. Everyone will see firsthand in under a week the transformative nature of dressing up on Halloween.

I agree with Carol and this is one of the reasons why I enjoy dressing up for work. It simply feels good and sets a tone so that you can focus on the more important things at hand. When we discussed the caramel purse, she smiled and said that she had good times with it. Now, she is passing the torch to another. 

This is what I love and have always loved about Dechoes. It is the change and revolving door of merchandise. It is the element of surprise and discovery. Each and every hand-curated item has a story and a past life. One waves good bye to an object and someone else waves hello to it.

 

Flower Ta, Creative Director

 

Image by Flower Ta / Model is Amy Dorian

💓 Spotlight: Kandace 💓

Kerri Colangelo

💓 💓 Beautiful and Talented - a Dangerous Combination. 💓 💓 Meet Kandace Fuller, Manager/Buyer at Dechoes :)

What's your favorite outfit? Is there something that you can't stop wearing? I'm really into my favorite basic navy J Crew maxi dress. It's comfortable and easy to throw on and I can also style it up.

What was your style like in high school? Oh man... I was weird! I was goth for a little bit, and I thrifted a lot with my mom so I was always wearing random things I'd find. 

Three songs? I live off of 80s music. It never gets old to me. Any Smiths song, Pet Shop Boys, I also love Fleetwood Mac!

Projects outside of Dechoes? My boyfriend, Robert and I have a musical project we just started called Maneki Neko where we cover 80's songs in a grunge slowed down way - soundcloud.com/manekineko4you

Where do you want to travel? I would love to travel outside of the US because I never have! Possibly Scotland or the UK.

Favorite food- depending on store location? College Park: Christo's Cafe for the lemon chicken orzo soup. Colonial: Beefy King for their chicken sandwich.

Where to get a drink in Orlando? My personal favorite spot is Lil Indies. I love the music they play especially their free live bands. And their specialty drinks are delicious!

Secret talent? I used to dance, every kind you could think of -jazz, ballet, tap, hip hop, pointe. I miss it and still pull out the moves after some drinks!

Best thing that you ever discovered at Dechoes? I get excited every single day about something I find in Dechoes. We get such unique pieces in that it's hard to have a favorite!

 

 

 

Images 1, 2, 4* by Mikey Massas. 3 by Antonio Gonzalez / Interview by Flower Ta

Highlight Beam

Kerri Colangelo

Highlights from our IG: 1. Hands down, the best vintage 90's Coogi sweater I have even seen. 2. Fendi Monster color block zip pouch with hypnotic diamonds in her eyes. 3. Metallic gold-toned Chanel handbag with matching d'Orsay flats. 4. Vintage whiskey-colored crossbody bag with bas-relief portrait. This was a remnant from the seller's traveling days while touring South America. I've never seen a bag quite like this and will never forget this one.

What are some of your favorite things that you've discovered at Dechoes? What is that one treasured item that you scored here and would never ever part with it?

 

 

All images captured by the Dechoes Team via @dechoesresale