Sunday, September 30, 2012

Homecoming Dance

1962 embroidered pretty in pink cupcake dress, waist 23", available now at Xtabay.

1950's Homecoming Beauties... I love the long white gloves they're wearing!

1960's green and yellow homecoming dress, waist 23", available now at Xtabay.

1960's Homecoming dance, look how cute they look!
Late 50's homecoming dance,  looks like things are about to get crazy in there... Good thing the couple on the right are there to chaperone!

Xtabay has some of the prettiest vintage party dresses in right now just in time for homecoming! You and your best friend should rock the pink and green dresses. I can just about guarantee you'll be the cutest ones there:)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Xtabay Brides....

Elisabeth wearing a blush pink 50's wedding gown by Arden.

Looking stunning in a 1950's William Cahill tea-length dress. 

Gorgeous bride in her 60's embroidered silk organza halter gown.

Sarah looking radiant in her late 50's chiffon dress.

Looking adorable in the 50's bubble gum sashed dress.

Looking nothings less than spectacular in a 1950's Priscilla of Boston cathedral gown. I can't wait to see the actual wedding pics!

Our beloved Megan wearing a 1960's Victoria Royal beaded gown, photographed by Rosemary Ragusa.
Melissa wearing the most gorgeous 1930's lace wedding gown I've ever seen. 

Caitlyn wearing a fabulous 50's party dress by Gigi Young.

 Congratulations to all the lovely brides that found their wedding dresses at Xtabay this year. Keep sending us pictures, seeing these makes my day.

Xtabay Vintage Bridal Salon is open to the public every Saturday from 11-5pm. Private appointments are available Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. Call us at 503-234-7568 with any questions!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Luxe Budget

Do you want to look like a million bucks this fall? Then step into Xtabay this week. Besides having the most intoxicating collection of cocktail party and wedding dresses we also have some incredible fall work day wear. Coats and dresses you can wear your favorite boots with.  Most of them come from the infamous Bette estate and haven't ever been worn. Luxurious dress and coat sets in wool and cashmere. Coat and dress sets that would be $$$ if they were being made today. Even when Bette purchased them in the 1960's they were expensive!  A couple of her coats from 1968 have 450. price tags on them. Can you imagine what that would translate into today? Geesh Bette and you never even wore them! So if you want to look like you've been shopping at Neimans or Bergdorfs--come to Xtabay first and see if you can't look just as good while saving yourself a few thousand dollars.

I can't resist leaving you with a few of my favorite pretty dresses...

Email me at with any questions or stop in this week between 11-6pm to try some on.


Thursday, September 20, 2012

A Few of My Favorite Things...

Vintage 1970's Christian Dior gown in navy silk chiffon. Size 4. 

Exquisite 1950's mexican velvet set, sold. 

Lucky girl... came in two minutes after I put this darling dress in the window and it fit her perfectly!

God I love this dress....50's dream chiffon party dress, sold.

Incredible 1960's silk brocade cocktail dress by Victoria Royal, Entirely beaded. Size 10-12. 

Darling 1950's tulle and green velvet party dress. Size 2.
A whole rack of fabulous fall dresses, coats and suits!

Tereza models a stunning early 40's taffeta gown with open back. Size 2-4.
Gabe keeps a watchful eye on me up in the bridal salon....

Ethereal 1950's tulle tiered dream wedding gown, waist 26'.

1950's tulle and lace with celadon underlay wedding gown, waist 26".

Come by Xtabay this week and see the transformation. Everything has turned autumn hued and the racks are filled with new fall merchandise. The shelves are newly decorated with an exquisite hat collection I recently acquired from a long time collector.You have to see these hats--lots of feathers and veils. Party dresses have been selling like mad and it seems like the moment I put a real show stopper in the window it's gone. The new Butter London nail polishes have finally arrived with all sorts of new colors for fall.

 Did I mention I love fall?

The Bridal Salon is buzzing with new arrivals as well. Come by on Saturday when we are open to the public from 11-5pm or call us at 503-234-7568 to schedule a private appointment.