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Calico is an amazing gem of a store located in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and online at Owner Elissa Paquette handpicks a truly covetable selection of vintage finds, including everything from glamourous evening wear to safari-chic pieces and officewear separates. The best part? Everything is ridiculously affordable - almost all items are under $50! Here are some of our picks from the vintage selection:



The transition from spring to summer can be difficult for your wardrobe - it’s still chilly, but too warm and sunny for your winter pieces. Solve this problem with Matiko’s Yumi Wedge Booties in Taupe Suede ($176 at These must-have shoes are great for transitioning between the two seasons because they show some skin with sexy cut outs but stay in line with winter trends with a closed toe and lace-ups. With our without tights, these booties are sure to add some style cred to your outfit.

We love the super flattering silhouette of this ruffled maxi dress by Etsy seller Th3rd Palac3. The cinched waistline and top ruffles add curves everywhere you want them! The Th3rd Palac3 line is run by two sisters and their mother and consists of feminine dresses perfect for summer parties or weddings. If you’re planning to try the maxi dress this season, why not step out in a bright option like this one?

Th3rd Palac3 Long Ruffle Spring Dress - $110 at
Beklina.jpgSince it’s Earth Month, we’ve been hunting for some new online eco-fashion destinations to shop at. One of the coolest e-stores we found was Beklina, a family-run business that selects top quality high-end sustainable designers and pieces that are either made in the US or fairly traded. The price tags of the merchandise run high (although there are some affordable options), but the selection is seriously fabulous. Beklina carries a variety of emerging clothing and accessory designers, as well as well-known names like Rachel Comey and Praire Underground. These were just some of the pieces that caught our eye!

Shown, from left to right: Lina Renner Briefcase Tank, $190; Prairie Underground Denim Legging, $110; and Pebble & Crow Necklace, $80.beklina_thumb.jpg

Singapore label Raoul launched on yesterday, the first national web retailer for the brand. Created by husband-and-wife team Douglas and Odile Benjamin, Raoul began as a men’s shirt label. Eventually it evolved into a complete ready-to-wear collection for men and women in 2008, and has grown ever since. We love Raoul’s sophisticated take on womenswear, with pleated dresses and skirts, loose blouses, and soft neutral hues. To shop the collection, click here

Shown: (left) High Neck Blouse, $200; and High Waist Wide Leg Pants, $198; (center) Sailor Blouse, $170; and Box Pleated Skirt, $200; (right) Box Pleated Dress, $230.raulshopbop_thumb.jpg

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