Thursday, January 31, 2013

Boston Phoenix's Best of 2013


Raspberry Beret would love your vote in Boston Phoenix's Best of 2013 as BEST THRIFT/CONSIGNMENT STORE.  You can vote once a day.  

Click HERE to vote!

Friday, January 25, 2013

MACKLEMORE & RYAN LEWIS - THRIFT SHOP FEAT. WANZ



The lovely Suzaluna, one of our regular customers, just sent along this funny video by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - Thrift Store featuring Wanz.

It's full of vulgar language - beware or enjoy, whichever the case may be.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

I will see you in Court

Well tomorrow is my big day in court.
I will be representing myself in divorce court.
And to take my mind off things I have been trying on suits!

Vintage Gray wool suit-Very head Mistress, disciplinarian, size small
Oleg Cassini Pink wool 80's Power suit
Size small  $25
Coach Bag $110
1980's Ann e Taylor Pencil skirt and Blazer Size Small $46
Anne Klien Contemporary Size 4 $60 Kate Spade Tote  $148
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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Maternity Style - The Tie Back Dress

I started shopping with pregnancy in mind a few months ago and got lucky when I snagged this little black Banana Republic dress in our Cambridge store. It's not maternity but I know I'll be wearing it often in the upcoming months and after the baby is born as well.

Dresses and tops with a higher waistline that tie in the back are perfect for disguising baby bumps, postpartum baby bumps...and really big lunches.



Party dress

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Around the Raspberry Beret!

Rachel Roy knit dress $70 size large, Cole Haan cowhide messenger bag $84  



 Wild Rose pumps size 6.5 $16, necklace $22, vintage green leather clutch $20

 NYTLITES Espidrills $15, hairbow $14, necklace $8

 Purple leather and jeweled belt $14, Bakers stilletos size 8 $22, Banana Republic blazer size 8 $66, necklace $26, scarf (sold)



 Barbieri loafers size 8 $38, leather gloves $6, 80's patchwork clutch $22

 Vintage!

 Calypso Shirt XS $24, necklace $14, belt $18, wool hat $20





 Michael Kors black leather bomber size medium $125


Maternity Style - Low Belt



I love this little dress that I picked up in our Cambridge store last summer but it definitely needs a belt. Now that it's winter I've been throwing it on over a pair of jeans with a sweater.  It was especially comfortable during my first trimester and I'm pretty sure I can get at least a couple more months out of it as I start showing more.



Here at 11 weeks, I opted for a low belt to give the dress a bit of a slouchy look. I think it helps hide the bump a bit and looks really cute with the boots. Like the boots? Guess where I got them.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Vintage Closet Contest

If you love to shop Raspberry Beret's vintage section (or any vintage rack) - we wanted to let you know about the Vintage Closet Contest running this month!  Submit photos of yourself rocking your vintage frock and you and the provider of your garments could win $250 in cash prizes and $100 dollars will even be donated to the thrift store of your choice!

It looks really fun, and we're happy help you enter by taking photos or providing receipts for any items you've purchased at Raspberry Beret.  Get in touch if you need us, but in the meantime - go check out the contest info HERE!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Pinspiration

Do you follow cambridgeraspberryberet on Pinterest??  It's a great way to see photos of all the great items we have in both of our stores. AND we just started a new 'Pinspiration' board that we're filling with great fashion type ideas!

Check out this idea for reusing soda can tabs as a way to hang tops and bottoms together in your closet!  This goes perfectly with what we posted yesterday about starting fresh in 2013.  What a simple and affordable way to organize your closet and help you see what actually matches!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Out With the Old, In With the New....

Well, new to you, anyway!  

I don't know about you but, much to my husband's dismay, we spent a good chunk of New Year's Day rearranging furniture, making to-do lists and cleaning out closets.  There is just something about a brand new year that makes me want to start fresh!

Now is the perfect time to go through your closets and take a good hard look at your wardrobe.  If you didn't wear it in 2012 - CONSIGN IT.  If it doesn't flatter your figure - CONSIGN IT.  Make some money and make some space for a few new items that will help you feel great about yourself in 2013!

I personally have three adorable skirts that I love but never wear because I don't have the right tops to match.  So they're coming to work with me this weekend and I'm going to either get some complete outfits going or consign them so someone else can wear them.    

Are you trying to introduce more color to your wardrobe in 2013?  Maybe you want to try adding some cool vintage pieces to your rotation and just need a good place to start?  We'd love to hear about any fashion goals you have for yourself this year!   

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The Slutcracker

The ladies at Raspberry Beret recently enjoyed a night out together in celebration of the holidays!  After a little party at the Cambridge store we went to see The Slutcracker at The Somerville Theatre.  What a fun night! 

Happy New Year from all of us!

Deb and Eva

Kate, Mariel, Eva, Deb and Rachael

Deb and Julie

 Mariel, Stacy and Eva

 Lindsey Rachael

 Mariel

Lindsey, Rachael, Kate, Julie, Deb, Eva, Mariel and Stacy