Date03/15/16

Vintage Chanel Handbags: Our Reasons to Love Them

Date03/15/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

If there’s one thing in fashion we here at Rice and Beans Vintage love nothing more than to wax poetic on, it is absolutely, utterly, and completely on the subject of Vintage Chanel handbags. They are eternally fashionable, always in style, and […]

Date02/13/16

Gucci Does Vintage: Spring/Summer 2016

Date02/13/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

  If you’ve been gearing up for the approach of spring and summer (and it’s hard not to, when the stores all had their swim suits out in January this year) and have come across any of the spring/summer 2016 collection from […]

Date02/08/16

Anna Wintour: The Force Behind Vogue

Date02/08/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

Vogue seems to many a sort of fashion Bible that is courteous enough to schedule delivery to your door each month to keep you informed of the fashion world’s latest and greatest as you page through its ads and articles, sighing at […]

Date02/01/16

Roberta di Camerino Handbags

Date02/01/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

After I graduated college, I decided—sort of on a whim—to do a master’s program in Historic Preservation at the University of Vermont. I had no experience, just a love of all things old (and all things vintage).   One day in class I […]

Date01/25/16

Chanel Vintage Jewelry

Date01/25/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

I don’t know about you, but I like vintage jewelry. Not so much the diamonds and emeralds and rubies other women covet (although those are nice—and I am sort of obsessed with Van Cleef and Arpels creations with all of those wonderful […]

Date01/18/16

Top 3 Reasons We Love Vintage Hermes Scarves

Date01/18/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

Vintage Hermes scarves are some of the most recognizable in the world.  They are bright, they are bold, and they are uniquely chic.  The orange boxes they come in merely hints at the wealth of vibrant colors and swirling shapes and figures […]

Date01/17/16

Coco Chanel: A Fashion History

Date01/17/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

If there is one quote that almost perfectly sums up the life and career of Gabrielle Coco Chanel it is one of her very own: “In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different.” During her long career, Coco Chanel was […]

Date01/11/16

The Courrèges Legacy

Date01/11/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

On January 7 André Courrèges died at the age of 92 in his home outside of Paris after a much-too-long battle with Parkinson’s disease.  To the world of fashion, this was the end of the life of one of the fashion world’s […]

Date01/04/16

A New Way of Style: Gucci Edition Cars

Date01/04/16
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

It was in the early years of the 1970s that the American Motors Corporation decided to take on a new marketing approach that involved asking clothing designers to make designer editions of various car models the company produced. For the 1972 model […]

Date12/30/15

How to Buy a Vintage Chanel Handbag

Date12/30/15
Vintage Fashion Guide Blog

  So that’s it—you’ve decided to take the plunge. You’re going to buy a Vintage Chanel handbag of your very own.  Maybe it’s your first or maybe it’s your twenty-first; whatever the number, there are still some important things to take into […]