January 3, 2015

New items in our Etsy Shop!

Gorgeous finds from the 1900s- 1930s. This is stuff that is too rare and fragile for us to hang on a rack, so here is is for your viewing pleasure, viewable in the coziness of your own home! If you live locally, you can come by the shop and purchase the items in person and nix the shipping costs.

Purchase any of these gems here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CasablancaVintageCV

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November 28, 2014

Free Gift with Purchase, City Flea (S)mall!


If you spend $50 or more in our shop for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday 11/28-11/29, receive this GWP that you can give as a gift or keep for yourself! It’s a postcard with a drawing of our beloved Casablanca Vintage with a vintage postcard back design. Our friends Doug K and Kristen Lundberg designed this for us, we are very excited to be sharing it with you!

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We will also be giving these out at the City Flea (S)mall on 11/30. It’s our second year doing this event! “Do your holiday shopping this year in a way that you would be proud of! Come shop all your favorite SMALL LOCAL brick and mortar businesses under one (two) roof(s)! This is an awesome opportunity to shop for your whole gift list in one afternoon and still support those businesses that have invested in our city.

Join the event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/718518104899491/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
Visit the website: http://www.thecityflea.com


November 25, 2014

Shop Northside for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday!

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Shop Northside this holiday season! Black Friday is the biggest, busiest shopping day of the year, why not spend the day in our neighborhood? Small Business Saturday is more focused around small businesses, so even more reason to spend your money here!

Local gifts are the best gifts!

We have a special promotion here at Casablanca Vintage, a FREE gift with purchase with any purchase over $50!

September 30, 2014

1920s and 1930s dresses to be added to Etsy soon!

Here are some Instagram stills from our shoot on Sunday, taken by @cloudyah:

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Remember to follow us on Instagram @casablancavintage and visit our Etsy shop here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CasablancaVintageCV

September 12, 2014

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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July 13, 2014

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!


June 29, 2014

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 Cincinnati.com here:

May 2, 2014

“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! http://www.overdressedthebook.com/


April 6, 2014

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!