Showing posts from March, 2017

Grunge Revival: 90s Inspired Clothing Trending Now

It was only a matter of time before the 90s became vintage---about 20 years, that is. This week I've seen lots of looks I saw in the 1990s appearing in shops. What's the appeal of the 90s? It was definitely inspired by of the looks we saw in the 70s: long floral free flowing dresses, bell bottom (flare) pants and jeans, tooled leather purses, chokers, long straight skirts. Women now are looking for the effortless comfort of this style. At Offbeat Avenue some of our customers are looking for authentic 90s clothing, especially baby doll dresses and rompers. Long flowy skirts are easy to pair with oxfords as well at tee-shirts, and we love the short skirts with bold graphics as well. Velvet in jewel tones was popular in the 1990s and I'm starting to see these in department stores, too. The makeup from the early 90s, however, differed from the 70s. The look had the earth tone browns and maroons so popular in the 70s, but the finish was much more matte.

Listening to Irish Music at the Shop Just in Time for St. Patrick's Day

It's been a while since I've heard some good traditional Irish music so today at the shop we put on rediscovered gem: The Boys of the Lough. This album was recorded at Passim in Cambridge in 1974 and it sounds great! The Boys still tour, and in fact they'll be playing South Carolina this spring. If they come up to Massachusetts I'd love to hear them live. We didn't have any Irish Mist on hand to sip while listening, but I'll be sure to stock up come Friday for St. Patty's Day! The Boys of the Lough