Tag Archives: style

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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“You look ridiculous. We can fix that.”

So said a sign last month outside The Hive Hair Studio, an upstart salon opened just last year on Whitney…

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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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Contemporary Impressionism

Alicia Valentino

Professional image consultant and New Haven native Alicia Valentino knows closets.

More precisely, she knows what to do with what’s in them. She can transform a random…

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Pretty Site

Makeup station at Capture Salon

If the walls of 100 Crown Street could talk, they would share rich tales of Elm City life at the turn of the 20th century. Built in 1903, the New Haven Water Company originally occupied the building, which was designed …

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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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