Thursday, November 27, 2008

The Vintage World News

One of the most common and cliche newspaper articles during tough economic times is the second-hand shop profile, which usually has a headline like "Consumers Flock to Consignment Shops During Recession" or "Tightening Your Belt During Hard Times? Try Shopping Vintage." A bit of poking around online reveals a ton of these articles have been published over the last few months, including in our own local Guelph Mercury. "Thrifty business: Consignment stores a must in times of bust" is the name of the most recent article, by reporter Thana Dharmarajah. The article makes the usual points and has some great quotes from our friends in the Guelph women's wear biz (see: not every local article has to be about MEOW!).

Here are some other recent articles and blog posts from the wild world of vintage:

Dressing for a Credit Crunch

What trend will define the recession?

Dead Stock in Detroit

Awesome British Hat Auction

Vintage: New Old Trend

Vintage knitting news?
Comparing 1930s-era consumerism with today's

Vintage in Moscow

R.I.P. Lady Luck, a vintage store in Oregon

Vintage Geek Gift Guide

Profile of deLuxe Junk, Vancouver

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Meow! in Fashion Magazine

We're blushing again! Intrepid reporter and blogger Heather Loney just posted a sweetly favourable review of Meow! over at the Fashion Magazine blogs, part of the online Fashion Mag empire.

She says, in part,

"Spending time in the shop is experiential shopping at its finest. Between the clothing, the decor and the 1950s music, you may begin to feel nostalgic for a time you weren’t even alive during. Anyone who has ever spent hours hunting through her parents’ or grandparents’ attic with delight will marvel at what Meow! has to offer. And the eco-conscious shopper can take pride that going vintage is just another way help their small corner of the planet."

We are really very grateful to all the nice comments we have been receiving lately and will strive to live up to the praise. (We will also try to respond to the occasional well-meaning criticism we receive as well, even though it's not as much fun!)

Lots more to come in the next year!

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Meow! in November

We had a bit of a break for the last few weeks, but it looks like the colder weather is gradually taking over, if this rainy, cold Sunday is anything to go by. The good news is that the Fall and Winter merch is slowly trickling onto the racks and shelves of the store. Lots of great wool coats, trench coats, jackets, sweaters, scarves, mittens and toques. Lots of leaves blowing in the front door, too! Brrr! Time to maybe turn the heat on for the first time!

Other things going on downtown in the next little while:

Guelph and the 100-Mile Diet

Guelph Museum: History of the Toilet

Remembrance Day