Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Melissa models Lime Green Sensation!

Lime Green Sensation!

My friend Melissa stopped by this afternoon and squealed at the sight of (as she called it) this LIME GREEN SENSATION....Made in the early nineties this little number is 100% silk and made by the mysterious label TARENTINO. Maybe Quentin ventured into saucy ladies dresses for a while...The lime green sensation is a steal at 38.00....size 4

Monday, July 30, 2007

Attack of the little black dress!!!

Check out the dangerous curves on this LBD. I am totally in love with this one. I was able to intercept it from a girl who was about to sell it to the ol' Buffalo Exchange. Lucky for me and for you! It has been beautifully restored by a trip to the dry cleaners and is ready to be worn! Beware, this is the kind of dress that illicits cat calls and double takes. It may silence a room or turn some heads...
dress is a size 4 and is 98.00
It can also be viewed on ebay under seller name xtabayvintage.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Too HOT...

I'm totally in love with this unusual wrap all-the-way-around zebra print 60's dress. I love that the stripes are this weird inky navy instead of black. Navy is my new black. I'm so over black...and brown. Last year I wore brown. S--t brown, why would a girl want to do that?

The zebra dress is currently being featured in the Xtabay display window. Winking at all the passerby's....price is 48.

Monday, July 23, 2007

The never ending supply...

The mysterious Ms. Parker continues to deliver. These are a couple favorites that she has sold me this last week. The first image is this fabulous 1960's italian knit dress/coat by Cadillac. It would fit a size 6-8 and would be perfect for fall. It does not appear that Ms. Parker wore it because it is flawless! It can be purchased here for 125.00.

The 60's Pollack splatter mini dress is a party waiting to happen. It is a size 5 and is made by the dimestore design house of FRITZI of california. Good times...it is for sale for 48.

Monday, July 16, 2007

The Parker Collection

For the past 6 weeks now I have been buying the remaining wardrobe of a mysterious California glamor girl. On an almost daily basis I am visited by this women's equally mysterious daughter, who dress by dress, pantsuit by pantsuit, sells me her mothers clothing. Why did this woman have 7 unworn pairs of hazard orange hotpants? Why did she need 4 pairs of eggplant purple pants? My store has literally been transformed into this women's closet.

Both the Alfred and this 60's swirling no name dress are pieces from her seemingly endless collection of shifts and mini dresses. The Shaheen is a tunic with a built in boob container and slits that go all the way up the side, meant to be with cigarette pants i'm sure-or maybe orange hot pants....who knows.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

a dress a day...

I have often marvelled at a particular garment and thought how wonderful it would be to be to share it's fabulousness with others. Oh yes, I do have a store and can toss it up into the window and hope that whomever wanders by might stop long enough to behold it's glory. But that rarely happens, people are either running by with hot to-go orders or returning an overdue movie rental. Who has time to ponder the beauty of an elegantly appointed garment. To luxuriate in it's fabric, to appreciate a kick pleat. It is my intention to honor these forgotton pieces. A dress a day, one day at a time.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Welcome to Xtabay

Welcome to Portlands' favorite vintage clothing boutique. We are located in the heart of south east portland, on charming Clinton street. Fot the past six years we have been providing portland with beautifully preserved and unique pieces of vintage clothing. We specialize in dresses from the 30's through the early 80's.