Design by Tony Gonzalez
Images by Flower Ta. // Model: Amanda Mosher
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.
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.
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.
❤️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.
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.
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.
Images by Flower Ta. // Model: Amanda Mosher
Stop in and treat yourself today.
❤️ Yes you. ❤️
Image by Flower ❤️
(Sale starts today and ends February 11th. Cannot be combined with other promotions.)
Design by Tony Gonzalez
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 ;)
❄️ ❄️ ❄️ It's unusually cold here in Orlando. ❄️ ❄️ ❄️
Swaddle yourself in wool. Wrap yourself in luxurious fur. Cozy yourself in thick, heavy knits. Take 10% off all Winter apparel and accessories. Sale ends January 11th.
All images taken by the Dechoes Family @dechoesresale
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.
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 :)
🎄 🎄 🎄 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!
All images via @dechoesresale
Just a reminder.
Are you on the hunt for a Christmas sweater? A festive one? A funny one? Ugly one? The shops are stocked. We've got them.
Come and see us ;) We've got what you need.
Image by Tony Gonzalez
🎄 It's Holiday time. We are in the middle of such a busy shopping weekend and beyond. Don't forget. We're here to help you decompress. There's something magical about shopping by chance and finding that thing you didn't know you needed until your eyes fall upon it. This is my favorite way to shop. I call it modern day archaeology.
Please make it a point to stop into your favorite small businesses today. One thing I know for sure, each one will be more than happy to see you ;)
Design by Tony Gonzalez.
Design by Tony Gonzalez.
Dechoes turned 15 years young this month. Today is the day to give thanks to the people we love. People we see everyday and every now and then. Those near and far. We send you the warmest wishes today (and high fives times infinity).
Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones!
❤️, The Dechoes Family
The first time I heard of Caralyn, she was being headhunted as a new addition to the team and was described as the girl with the blue Chanel glasses. It's refreshing that later, in this interview, I would learn that she wasn't obsessed with the behemoth brand yet, but more so chose the glasses because she liked how they looked on her, which in my opinion, is the most important factor when it comes to buying frames.
The second time that I met Caralyn was at the Colonial store. Someone called out sick, it was the weekend, and it was her first day. I told her that it would be heavy. I gave her a crash course on how to run the front and register. It was insane that day, but she learned so quickly. She was a natural. Unflappable. I was incredibly impressed. Needless to say, Caralyn could hang.
Meet Caralyn. She is beautiful, smart as hell, hums softly while she works and always says yes when I offer snacks. I love that.
What is your favorite outfit? Black floral Ralph Lauren dress, romantic style with clogs.
Favorite food or places to grab coffee? King Bao. Black Bean Deli. Mediterranean Blue. Why grab coffee when I can make my own...
Three songs on playlist now: 1) Mac Demarco - On the Levee 2) Tame Impala - Disciples 3) Fitz & The Tantrums - Fools
Where would you like to go in the world and why? Europe. I like the culture and architecture of buildings, photo opportunities, music. I have taken French, so that could help me get around.
Best thing you have ever discovered at Dechoes: Anything Chanel. And Johnny Was.
Your glasses are one the of the first things that people notice when they meet you. When did you start collecting Chanel and why? My first Chanel piece were my glasses. At this time, four years ago, I was not brand conscious and purely liked the way the glasses framed my face. Now, I am obsessed and I'm attracted to the level of class and sophistication this brand carries.
Is there a secret talent or thing you want to share about yourself? Although I love arts and style, I am also a very logical person. I do well with numbers of any kind and I'm pursuing a degree in economics this year. I hope to work towards an engineering degree afterward. Most of my decisions are based on facts and reality. But with fashion and art, it allows me to escape these facts to come up with something unique and different that doesn't have to follow said guidelines.
Images via @dechoesresale / Interview by Flower Ta