Monday, October 13, 2014

New Arrivals...

1960's silk chiffon and gold beaded lame' cocktail dress by Frank Starr, waist 31".

A new batch of Tocca perfumes, hand lotions and soaps just arrived! 

1950's silk taffeta couture cocktail dress, waist 28'.

New Voluspa candles! 

Sizzling early 1960's sequined soutache cocktail dress, waist 28".

Upstairs in the bridal salon…

An exquisite Edwardian Era beaded net over-dress. 

1950's Cahill of Beverly Hills off the shoulder wedding gown.

Wonderful early 1950's flocked wedding gown with illusion bodice.

Gorgeous Edwardian embroidered net wedding dress, perfect for a small backyard ceremony.

An Xtabay Exclusive reproduction of a 1950's wedding reception dress. 

Downstairs in the boutique….

Late 1920's black lace evening dress, approx size 6. 

1930's Yves Klein blue silk chiffon evening gown with studded rhinestones.

We have unleashed the fall and winter coat collection! 

 We hope to see you at the shop this week! If you'd like to make an appointment to visit the bridal salon call us at 503-234-7568. 
For more details about Xtabay, please visit our website at 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Fall in love with….

An ethereal 1930's english net wedding gown with cascading ruffled tiers and trim,  available in our bridal salon.

An exquisite and rare Belle Epoch wedding gown from 1908. Made in France, and available exclusively in our bridal salon.
Antique lace details which beg the phrase, "they sure don't make 'em like they used to". So sad and so true. 

The most sumptuous 1920's absinthe green silk velvet and lace shawl, ever.

A whisper of green 1950's formal gown, perfect for a homecoming queen or
 an out of the ordinary bride. 
A Cinderella blue 1950's tulle party dress!
A 1950's style wedding/party dress in rose gold paisley embroidered organza.

A hand-made antique pearl and mesh sash, custom made by yours truly:)

A romantic ballerina length 1950's wedding dress, available in the bridal salon.

A delicate hand embroidered net gown from the Edwardian era. Perfect for
a garden wedding. Available in the bridal salon.

 The Xtabay is bursting with beautiful things to fall in love with….come by and see for yourself.  

The bridal salon is open by appointment Weds, Thurs, and Friday. We are open to the public on Saturday for walk in visits. Call us at 503-234-7568 to make an appointment. 

P.S. We just got our fall candles in from Voluspa~ Cozy fall fragrances like Golden Cypress and Warm Perique Tabac are back in stock. 

Friday, September 26, 2014

Dior or Die

It's out! Dior or Die, the sequel to The Lanvin Murders, is available now on Kindle for $3.99, with the paperback to follow in mid-October. Dior or Die features Joanna Hayworth, the owner of a vintage clothing boutique based on the Xtabay. (The novel's author, Angela M. Sanders, used to work here, and apparently while she was helping customers try on dresses, she was also dreaming up poisoned cocktails and diamond thefts.)

Here's the back cover description:
It's a situation tailor-made for trouble.
Portland, Oregon, vintage clothing store owner, Joanna Hayworth, is in a tight spot. Her plans to upgrade her store have derailed, and costs are mounting. When she wins three trunks of vintage haute couture in an auction, she thinks her luck has changed--but it's about to get much worse. The clothing's high-society matron owner turns up poisoned, and police seize the wardrobe, leaving Joanna with more debt, a friend wrongly jailed for diamond theft, and a convent of quirky nuns depending on her for help. 
There's only one way to calmer waters: find the murderer, and fast.
Check it out! If you haven't read the first book, The Lanvin Murders, you can buy it at the Xtabay and at Powell's. Also, make sure you sign up for Angie's monthly newsletter. It's full of good things about living the vintage life.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Xtabay Exclusives!

Xtabay Original Audrey Suit inspired by Pierre Balmain suit from the 1960s.
 The Audrey suit. Available also in black, in small, med, and large.

The perfect 50's style wedding dress inspired by an original- available in a range of sizes. 

Inspired by a 1960s Jaques Heim design, this heavy silk charmeuse low back cocktail sheath is the perfect mix of sexy and sophisticated. Also available in black. So chic!

1950s style rose gold embroidered organza dress with antique pearl sash. 

This sexy ivory wiggle dress with key-hole back and jacket. Available in black and ivory.

1960s inspired silk chiffon polka dot cocktail dress. Available in a range of sizes. 

Recently Xtabay has started producing it's own line of dresses based off some of our favorite designs. 

Major bonus factor: They come in a variety of sizes.

Stay tuned for more!