Friday, March 24, 2006

Chelsea Girl Vintage Opens New Store



A new sister store called Chelsea Girl Couture will open its doors this weekend, March 25-26 for two days of preview shopping. April 1 will mark the store's official opening. Prices range from $100 for cotton dresses to $700 for designer and turn-of-the-century lace pieces.

Shoppers of Chelsea Girl Couture will find garments by many covetable designers, including Yves St. Laurent, Missoni and Pucci among others. As owner Elisa Casas explains, "A Chelsea Girl was a fashion-forward girl who was into the latest music and fashions in London's Chelsea district in the 1960s. She had no inhibitions and taking chances was a way of life for her (think Twiggy, Marianne Faithful, Jane Birken). But she also had an innocent side. I've tried to evoke that attitude in the shop, which will feature ethereal floral dresses, lacey blouses, chiffon gowns and mod touches. While most vintage stores stock a mixed bag...a little of this, a little of that...CGC will have a very distinct look. You won't think "retro" when you see our very modern collection."

Anyone who loves vintage knows Chelsea Girl, a shop popular for its eclectic array of clothing and accessories spanning the 1920s through the 1970s. Since its establishment in 1993, Chelsea Girl has attracted many designers and fashion-forward celebrities including Julia Roberts, Hilary Swank, Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Mandy Moore, Demi Moore, Kirsten Dunst, Beyonce, Winona Ryder, Claire Danes, Deborah Messing, Sheryl Crow, and Britney Spears.

For more information contact:

Elisa Casas or Jennifer Case
Chelsea Girl Couture
212-343-1658
www.chelsea-girl.com

Press: Susan Morgenbesser
morgenmedia@gmail.com

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