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Debutante Clothing Was In a Commercial

If you have been to our shop in the Arts Colony of Downtown Pomona, you know we have some really great buildings with a cool, old school, downtown vibe. Well Metro PCS like our little downtown so much that they decided to film here! And used our little shop in their commercial! How cool is that? I'm used to film crews in Pomona -  Hollywood films commercials, TV pilots and films here all the time. In fact, my building was in the newest Joaquin Phoenix movie.  But I was so flattered and surprised that the production company loved our storefront...

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Cult Gaia vs. Steve Madden - both wrong?

cult gaia steve madden vintage purse

So here's the gist - Cult Gaia makes these reproduction Japanese bamboo bags. Women in the Rockabilly and Tiki scene have owned them for decades. You used to only be able to buy them vintage until Cult Gaia started reproducing them. Verbtim. Not inspired. But exact copies. More power to them. I sold one at Pickwick Vintage and Textiles about a year ago and had no problem selling it for much less than the $300 price tag for the mass produced one because I knew it was special and going to a good home. So Steve Madden starts making them....

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Pomona Arts District Vintage Boutique Celebrates 2 Years in Business, Despite Retail Apocalypse

  POMONA, AUGUST 2, 2017 -- As department stores file for bankruptcy and shutter their doors, Debutante Clothing, a vintage clothing boutique, celebrates it’s 2nd year in business in the eclectic Downtown Pomona Arts Colony.  Owner, Sandra Mendoza, attributes the shop’s growth in a shaky retail economy to providing one of a kind style and seamless in-store and social media experience. Instagram and Yelp have been crucial to business growth as many people don’t know about some of the shops and restaurants in the Downtown Pomona area. “I was nervous about opening up a shop. Especially vintage. I had only...

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New Blog, New Platform

Heeeeyyyy! It's been a while. If you started with me back when I started the Debutante Blog, before there was a shop, you know I've been around a very, very, very long time. Back in 2005, yes prehistoric, I started on a platform called Movable Type. We were "early adopters". Then I got "with it" and moved on to Worpress. As my business grew, along with my vision, I blogged less and less. I think my last post was Christmas! 2015! Gulp.  I still think blogs are very important. I still love to write. But an entrepreneur can only do...

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