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LA's Most Stylish Store Owners

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"Fashion's social media superstars may be serenaded with free merch left and right, but even big-money blogstars love to shop. The shopkeeps behind LA's best boutiques are style influencers in their own right, painstakingly traveling to fashion weeks around the globe and scouring local industry markets to discover the best rising designers.

Here, we shine a light on the fashionable folks responsible for stocking the racks of our city's coolest shops. Meet seven of them below and find out what's in their closet, the fresh talents they're loving right now, the labels that are currently flying off shelves, and more."

Click here to read the full article and interview!

Article by Danielle Directo-Meston and Nathalie Alcala

Photos by Kathryn Page

The Real Story (Clarity)

SHAREEN DOWNTOWN

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vintage mecca...

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rework wonder...

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collection go-to...

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bridal must-see.

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SHAREEN NEW YORK

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bridal...

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collection...

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by appointment only.

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There seems to be some confusion, so for the sake of clarity, your beloved Shareen Downtown is still the abundant vintage jewel you so kindly created with me. I join you in your love for that sisterhood clubhouse. It is my home and my blessing. I am maintaining it with new amazing vintage pieces weekly. This said, both Shareen LA and Shareen NY would be closed, yes, out of business, without the bridal collection. I thank God every day that I said yes to those of you who first asked me to make your wedding dresses. If I had resisted, both of my stores would have closed last year. I don't think I need to tell you that the vintage market has changed significantly. Additionally, the dress fell out of fashion about four years ago. The fashion girl who built my business disappeared. Our foot traffic dropped to what would have been a terrifying place except that at the same time I began building out bridal. It made sense. I had done dresses for all of your moments, day to night, prom to formal. Of course I would now turn my attention to the most important of dresses.

The reality for Shareen NY is that it is just big enough to accommodate the bridal growth. As much as I would love to have the luxury of maintaining a room of vintage, it's not worth it for a few 42 dollar vintage sales a week. It makes sense to let the store go bridal all the way and allow LA to keep all of its merchandise, securing it as the rockstar that it is!!

On a side note, I look forward to seeing all of you who have been gone for so long again soon. The dress is about to make a comeback, and I know few others and places more expert in the dress than yours truly.

Shareen

And the Journey Begins....The Engagement of Melissa and Ray

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Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015
Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015
Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015
Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015
Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015
Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015
Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015
Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015
Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015
Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015

I love these photos by photographer Andria Lindquist, here shooting our much beloved client Melissa Wielde and her charming and handsome fiance Ray. Melissa is in Shareen Vintage.

I think I love this photo the most.  Its the way he is looking at her.  Its his presence there behind her.....

Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015
Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015

I love that Melissa goes from 50's glam to 60's mod so easily.  How chic is this dress?!...and on her!

Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015
Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015
Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015
Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015
Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015
Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015
Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015
Melissa & Ray // Andria Lindquist 2015

Stay tuned to see Melissa in Shareen Bridal on her wedding day.  She is going to be a vision of glamour and elegance.... what else?

*These great photos were taken by Seattle-based photographer Andria Lindquist.*

Vintage Florals

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Fifties

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 Seventies

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Nineties

Flowers forever.

What's on Trend for Back to School

 It's that time again. The time when parents rejoice, and students lament, because it is time for back to school!

As our clients are always one step ahead of the fashion game, we have noticed one trend that will surely take over this fall- GRUNGE. The 90s are back in full swing, and have never looked better. Rather than the on-the-nose interpretation of the grunge movement, we are seeing it paired with tailored pieces for a flirty and smart combination. Boots and hats will be the key in taking these light and airy pieces into the cooler months. Check out some of our favorite back to school looks below!

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We can't wait to see your favorite fall looks!

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