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The Glamour of Winter Whites! January 10 2016, 0 Comments

A new color collection at Dorothea's....Winter Whites! A range of season fresh shades of white to kick off the new year. See the collection here


The Toast of Fall! August 27 2015, 0 Comments

Fall for the toasted tints of the season! Warm cocoa, mahogany, sienna, russet and sable. See the collection here and get ready for the chilly temps ahead! 

Help Save Dorothea's Closet's Brick and Mortar Boutique! August 17 2015, 1 Comment

 I'm Angela, the owner of Dorothea's Closet Vintage boutique in Des Moines, IA (as well as the website). I've been selling vintage clothing for 13 years, and have had my local boutique since 2007. Owning my own shop and being able to preserve and recycle the lovely things people have saved for decades...to give them new opportunities to make memories with new owners...has meant the world to me. 

Through a series of slow winter months, a family illness and lay-off and a rent hike, I've gotten a little behind on rent (keeping power on through the winter and food on the table had to come first!). In close to 8 years I've paid rent on time every month, but fell on some tricky times recently. The company that manages the building is not interested in my history of paying in a timely manner, nor that I've been the only business in that space to last longer than a year or so  in decades and have given me 10 days to catch up or they will start proceedings to evict me. 

Because I also have utilities, house payment, health insurance, back to school clothes, taxes and other obligations coming up with the sum needed that quickly looks pretty daunting. I really don't want to lose my shop. 

So at the prompting of good friends, I'm setting this up. Any amount "donated" will get a voucher/gift card to my website or shop (so please give me contact info!). Whether you use it, gift it to someone else or do nothing with it is up to you, but I don't like taking money without providing something in return. I'm up against a wall or I wouldn't even ask. Any little bit will help, and I thank you SO much for even reading this! 


  Donate ANY amount here

Meet This Week's Guest Curator, Sandra Mendoza! August 05 2015, 0 Comments

This week's guest curator is the lovely Sandra Mendoza of Debutante Vintage! Sandra both lives in and loves vintage fashion and has a new showroom in Pomona, California. See her selections here!

Vintage Like Fine Wine...A Color Collection August 03 2015, 0 Comments

Who doesn't love some lovely wine? Dorothea's has curated a collection of boozy hued vintage pieces you can wear! See our faves here.


Meet Dorothea's Latest Gues Curator...Liza-Mae! July 28 2015, 0 Comments

Meet Dorothea's latest guest curator... Liza Mae Carlin! A brilliant and chic woman who makes vintage of any era look fabulous! Check out her collection and use code LMAE25 to take 25% off any website order over $50. https://dorotheas-closet-vintage.myshopify.com/collections/liza-maes-collection

What to Wear....Paris Apartment Chic. July 27 2015, 0 Comments

You don't have to live in a Paris apartment to look like you do! Shop our collection to get the look!

It's a Sheer (Vintage) Thing July 21 2015, 0 Comments

Check out the latest collection at Dorothea's Closet...perfect for sultry summer days or layering in colder climates! The Sheer Collection!

Meet This Week's Guest Curator...Barni! July 15 2015, 0 Comments

This week's guest curator is the lovely, vivacious Barni Rothman! A longtime client of Dorothea's, she has selected from a range of eras representing her personal tastes and style. Check out her collection here, and pop over to Instagram to see her fabulous self-styling (and fun photos!) as @redheaddancingmachine !

Meet Katie, This Week's guest Curator! June 30 2015, 0 Comments

This is the second week of featured guest curators at Dorothea's Closet! Meet Katie McClenaghan. Her taste runs to the bright, bold and daring. She's selected some gorgeous summery pieces for your vintage wardrobe. See Katie's picks

Blast Off June 20 2015, 0 Comments

"The Astronaut Wives Club" premiered on ABC this past week with LOADS of super cute vintage clothing (and we're on the lookout for pieces they got from Dorothea's Closet!). To celebrate we've curated some looks based on each of the characters from the show. Take a peek at the COLLECTION here!