Swappy Seconds III

That’s right! We’re co-hosting another clothing swap, folks. Each year, we have a super fun-filled day at Mayday in Northside, complete with drink specials, jammin’ tunes, and lots of clothes… I MEAN LOTS OF CLOTHES! Bring 5 items of clothing, housewares, or accessories and we categorize them by type and size. Then, everyone digs in. It’s fun because people pick stuff out for each other, we try stuff on and laugh at how silly we look or jump for joy at the items that fit perfectly. It’s only $3 to get in- a small price to pay for such additions to your wardrobe! And what a way to unload on all that doesn’t fit anymore, has bored you to death, or what you just want to pass on. All we ask is that it’s fashion forward and that it’s clean (which means leave the undies for the trash, mmkay?)!

There will be delicious pies for sale from our co-host, Piebrary!

Here’s the Facebook page for more details and to RSVP for updates!


The Perfect Fitted Sweatshirt!

A trend this fall is a fitted, thick sweatshirt. I have seen some on the runway, gracing style blogs, and at American Apparel, H&M, and Zara. We have had a box or two of these 1980s deadstock sweatshirts in kid’s sizes, for quite some time. We have mulled over what to do with it. My partner said “try one on, if it fits you and looks cute, I’m sure other girls will want them, too!” So I tried one on. Oh, my. It was exactly what I had been admiring and considering. I own one of these puppies in black and will be rocking it with a pencil skirt, over a dress, or with denim shorts and tights. Because they are kid’s sizes, unfortunately we only have them in women’s XS and S, but too killer not to share! We currently have black, red, grey, and white with pink. Oh, AND they are only $8 a pop. Come get one!

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Cincy Summer Streets in Northside!

Cincy Summer Streets Northside Event Page

Come to this amazing event in Northside! They are shutting down parts of Hamilton Avenue to create an fun space for everyone to be artistic and enjoy the day as a community.

While you’re here, don’t forget to stop in some of the great shops that Northside has to offer!

Casablanca Vintage Featured in Esquire!

Click on the link to read the article! We are honored to be mentioned with some other gems in the city!

Come see us in the parade!

Bruno Mars shops at Casablanca Vintage, and so should you!

On Thursday 6/26/14, Bruno Mars and a few of his bandmates (and body guard, of course) came into Casablanca Vintage. They bought 70s and 80s shirts, suits, and shoes. He also visited a few shops down the street. This has been very exciting for us, and the other vintage shops in Northside!

You can watch the video of our interview with Channel 9 here:

You can read the article in the Cincinnati Enquirer, or on here:

“Over-Dressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion”

This book by Elizabeth L. Cline is next on my read list. My partner mentioned on Facebook that it would be a good read for us, and his friend dropped it at our shop within in an hour. One of our employees called us, saying “someone put this book in our mail slot. They must have been stealthy because I didn’t even see them do it. But this looks like a great read!”

I can’t wait to read this book. One of the main reasons we are so into vintage is because we are passionate about conservation and protecting the environment. (Of course, we love the way vintage makes us look snazzy and our looks are super unique.) But this book highlights the downfalls of buying clothes at H&M, Forever21, Zara, and other retailers that rotate their stock weekly, push trends like no tomorrow, and have super low prices. These companies also use so much of our natural resources, pay underage workers an uncomfortably low wage, and are super wasteful. Donation shops such as Goodwill and the Salvation Army are getting too many donations and can’t properly shelf the stock, so much of it is getting cut into shop rags in factories out west.

Myself and my partner, Tim both personally have very large clothing collections, but get this: Tim hadn’t been to the mall for over 5 years when he met me, and I had sworn off any clothes made in sweat shops about 6 years ago.  If I do buy new clothes, I research where they are made so my conscience can rest assured while I wear them. This has meant that I go without some items that I previously may have wanted really badly, but I know that I am contributing toward change in the fashion industry. And just think, if you buy used and sweatshop free, what kind of change you are contributing to!

If you’re interested in the book, this is the website!


Casablanca named “Best Most Organized Vintage Clothier and Costumer” by City Beat!




We are super excited to have been recognized by local publication City Beat in their Staff Picks section of their Best of Cincinnati Issue. This yearly features many different businesses and we are so grateful to have been selected. We were also voted #3 for best costumes for the reader picks! And thanks to Jesse Fox, amazing photographer and great friend of ours who took this picture of us that says “we mean business.” She was also voted best local artist for the 3rd year in a row! So many exclamation points!!!!!





Deadstock Baseball Shorts!

I found a box of these deadstock baseball shorts in our back room in blue, red, brown, grey, and green. Upon looking at them, I knew I would love the fit. The double button and thick waistband are constructed similarly to my favorite pants, American Apparel’s Riding Pants. I kept two pairs of these for myself, in red and forest green. Since we put them out, I have sold 3 pairs in one week to some super cute gals who will definitely be rocking these all summer. I love to pair them with a crop top, platforms and tons of metal jewelry. I love it when we get bulk deadstock items because then we can see multiple people around our city wearing the same thing. It’s how trends start! 






Casablanca Vintage Nominated for Citybeat Best of Cincinnati!

Vote for Casablanca for the Best of Cincinnati! We are under the categories for Best Costumes and Best Vintage!




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