Now that it’s 2010, in terms of fashion and clothing speak, the 1990s are officially vintage. Contemporaneously in the fashion timeline came something just as cozy as the weathered flannels and corduroys that now are part of the end-of-the century fashion fabric.The first half of the last decade had a fling with a material decidedly more plush and feminine. Ladies and gentlemen, I feel the next fashion must-download will be Crushed Velvet 2.0.
Last weekend I caught myself scouring eBay for such gems, such as this hunter green velvet dress once upon a time found on the racks of a Contempo Casuals near you.
Yet the wonders of velvet are also near you in the here and now. Of course, American Apparel, in Williamsburg at Berry and N. 6th, currently has this bod-con velvet number on offer for $42. But wait, there’s more.
Should the winds find you not wanting to schlep out of a one-block radius of the Bedford L station, the Salvation Army at Bedford and North 7th, had a few great velvet items to keep you feeling all fuzzy—and likely bona fide 90s holdovers, at that.
Just past the entryway into the women’s section in the back of the store was this amber-colored velveteen collared shirt, going for $5.99. Given its Seattle SubPop-esque styling, perhaps this shirt is 1991 fashion on a hanger
On the next rack: this $3.99 square neck long-sleeve shirt. With a sleek black skirt and long, colored scarf, this shirt offers an easy way to work crushed velvet into the daily style repertoire.