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Walk-Ins Welcome

From her perch on a faux-fur settee in the back area of Therapy’s L-shaped boutique—past racks of daring cocktail dresses, classy gowns, comfy-svelte knits and artsy shoes and jewelry and artifacts—Angelina Davydov confirms what’s already clear to see. …

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New Lease

The Haven Collective

By the end, the Vintanthromobile was a bit of a diva.

You might remember her. She was a retrofitted 1999 Ford shuttle bus that roved New Haven selling vintage…

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Where It’s Hat

DelMonico sells hats.

Now, if you’ve lived in downtown New Haven during the past 106 years, that statement is not going to turn your head. It’s not going to make you hold onto your hat…

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A Good Fit

Tops at Odeon

It’s been said that it’s better to look good than feel good, but in Westville, a woman doesn’t have to choose just one. Where Whalley Avenue meets Blake Street, a pair of mom-and-pop—indeed, husband-and-wife—businesses, connected at the…

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Bringing It Back

A secondhand wonderland is mounting a second coming in New Haven. Nifty Thrifty, an online retailer of curated vintage clothing established here in 2010, moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn, in 2012. The idea was to be closer to that area’s huge…

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Looks Ahead

When designer fashion shop Raggs first opened in 1984, “people would pull over to buy a $200 sweater like they were buying milk,” quips owner Tom Maloney.

“Raggs” derives from a slang…

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Uncommon Threads

idiom Boutique

Kimberly Pedrick remembers traveling to New Haven from Monroe, CT, as a seven-year-old to try the pizza at Pepe’s on Wooster Street. Other than that experience, the Elm City was just something her family sometimes passed on I-95.…

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Clothing Time

Melissa Gonzales sits outside The Vintanthromobile

Before meeting Vintanthromodern Vintage owner Melissa Gonzales, I envisioned her as imaginative and whimsical—the kind of woman who, as a child, twirled around the kitchen in her grandmother’s fanciest frocks, sunlight and the color of marsh marigolds gliding across the …

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Well-Suited

Ferrucci Fine Men's Clothiers

Ferrucci Fine Men’s Clothiers on Elm Street is a handsome place indeed, with immaculate displays and fine jackets hanging in perfect rows. Although its heritage is Italian, the shop has a British feel, with framed photos of polo and tennis …

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Where It’s Hat

DelMonico Hatter

DelMonico sells hats.

Now, if you’ve lived in downtown New Haven during the past 106 years, that statement is not going to turn your head. It’s not going to make you hold onto your hat or flip your lid.

But …

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