Saturday, January 30, 2016

Fall In Love Again


1960's ICE BREAKER by Jack Bryan, waist 26". 
A lovely selection of Voluspa candles, vintage shoes, clutches and handbags! 
Early 1950's Lilli Ann WIGGLE YOUR WAY raw silk dress with shawl collar, Waist 30".
1920's WHITE FLAME silk flapper wedding dress, small. 
1950's BALI HAI cotton day dress, waist 26".

1960's Emilio Pucci for Formit Rodgers slip dress, med. 
1950's QUEEN OF HEARTS red party dress by Jane Andre. Waist 25".
A smattering of sexy vintage slips! 
1950's HEART STRINGS strapless sundress by Miami Junior Guild. Waist 25".


Love is in the air at Xtabay,  just in time for Valentine's Day.

 After the holidays Xtabay always feels a little neglected. January is a tough month. There is a palpable sense of emptiness that takes over the shop after the holiday decorations come down. Frankly, I hate it.  In order to remedy this, I MADE A COMMITMENT to pour my heart out into the store. I think it worked. Come by and feel the LOVE!










Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Grand Opening Party This Friday!


 I am so excited to announce that our sister store The English Department has officially moved in with Xtabay Vintage Bridal Salon. We think it is a match made in heaven. The English Department carries a carefully hand curated collection of timeless, vintage inspired wedding gowns from local designers as well as national and international designers. We proudly feature the gowns of The English Department's founder Elizabeth Dye, Portland designer Claire La Faye, Portland native turned Project Runway winner Leanne Marshall, New York designers Nicole Miller and Jenny Yoo, Australian designers Sarah Janks and Claire Pettibone, and Los Angeles designer Rose and Delilah. 
We will continue to feature a collection of vintage wedding gowns and reception dresses. In order to make room for the The English Departments vast collection I have moved most of the more casual vintage wedding/reception dresses downstairs, where they can be viewed and tried on without an appointment. 
The English Department is open by appointment Wednesday-Sunday. Call us at 503-234-7568 to make an appointment.  Most importantly, we will be having a grand opening party on January 15th at 6:30 pm. Local vendors will be serving up cocktails and desserts. It should be a fabulous affair! 










Saturday, December 26, 2015

Year End Clearance Sale Starts Today!


Our fabulous annual year end clearance sale starts today! Save 20-50% off everything in the store.
 Now is the time to buy that beautiful vintage coat you've been eyeing, or pick up that sassy little sequined New Year's Eve dress you've been dreaming of. 
The sale starts today and ends New Year's Day. 
We can't wait to see you! 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

New Arrivals!

Red Carpet worthy 1960's black and white evening gown with huge bow. Click here for more details. 

Gorgeous early 1960's lipstick pink silk cocktail dress by Jane Andre. Looks gorgeous with our rare Norwegian fox stole. For more details click here
Beautiful brilliant blue silk cocktail dress a la Joan Holloway from Mad Men. Early 1960's, so stunning on! Click here for more details. 

Super sexy little black dress with fringe, perfect for shimmying the night away- New Years Eve anyone? Click here for more details.

Gorgeous 1960's Venetian lace dress, so stunning. Coming soon to our Etsy shop. 

I'm so in love with this 1960's evening gown with beaded bodice in green and magenta paisley from Saks Fifth Ave. Perfect for a holiday ball. For more info click here
On the left is a dramatic 1930's wool maxi coat with rich burgundy velvet buttons, click here for more info. On the right is a flawless 1940's burgundy gabardine suit with brass floral buttons. Click here for details. 

Unbelievable vintage Valentino Alencon lace two piece set. Perfect for a wedding, whether it be the bride or mother of the bride. Stunning! Click here for details. 

For the femme fatale in you…this 1940's illusion lace low back evening gown is killer. For detail click here

Exquisite 1950's black silk organza cocktail dress, for more details click here.

As I am writing this our dry cleaner just delivered a huge batch of beautiful coats and dresses! Ahh…so much beauty in one space.

Did you know Xtabay also sells gift certificates?!


Saturday, November 21, 2015

New Arrivals: Holiday Dressing


Stunning 1940's candy striped taffeta evening gown, waist 25". I would love to wear this to a holiday formal!

A highly coveted 1950's Cherry red Lilli Ann mohair coat, click here for more info. Perfect for the holidays! 
My very favorite vintage rhinestone brooch, it will add a little holiday bling to whatever you're wearing! 125. 
Devastatingly sexy 1950's silk jersey cocktail dress, for more info click here. It doesn't get much more figure flattering than this. 
Utterly elegant 1960's couture velvet evening gown, owned previously by a D.C. socialite! For more info click here.
Again with the brooch! It looks so good with everything!

Adorable early 1950s leopard print and velvet ankle strap pumps by Herbert Levine. Size 5.5, 78. 


Fabulous 1960's Mr. Frank tangerine brocade cocktail dress with matching jacket, for more info click here.

Exquisite 1930's black net evening jacket dripping with inky black sequins, for more info click here. Perfect to wear over a slinky bias cut gown or with skinny jeans and boots. 
Timeless chic!  1950's Gigi Young polished cotton cocktail dress, perfect for all seasons and occasions. For more info click here.

I simply cannot resist this classic neckline! 
Gorgeous pale blue silk evening gown from the 1930's. Would make a beautiful alternative wedding gown or bridesmaid dress. For more info click here.
1960s Platinum Emba mink wrap, exquisite. Would be the perfect thing to wear to a winter wedding, whether you're the bride or a guest. For more info click here.
I just adore these little early 1950s blue and gold print leather heels by Seymour Troy, size 7.5.

A rare treat! 1990's Chanel dress in navy wool,  fully lined in silk. The quality and craftsmanship on this dress is sublime. Complete with Chanel logo buttons. For more info click here. 

Label love, we really don't see these very often!
The holiday candles have arrived! I'm in love with their latest scent Incognito which combines amber, black patchouli, and oud. The new tins are super cute and festive for the holiday season!














Thursday, November 5, 2015

A Little Knit Music...

Vintage 1970's knit dress by The Knit Group. Fur felt hat by Deborah.

1970's starburst knit top by Jane. 

1970's striped St. John cardigan, 70's knit by Jane, and Chocolate St. John knit from the 70's.


Sexy 1980's metallic gold and black dress by Richard Assaulty. 
1970's Chocolate knit dress by The Knit Group. 
1970's abstract knit dress by Goldworm. 

1970's St. John Knit in ivory. 

Adorable under this 60's camel and cream wool coat!


Sensational 1970's spakling celadon knit gown by The Knit Group featuring crystal buttons.


Lime Green  1970's St. John knit gown with rhinestone buttons. 



It's been a knit explosion this week at Xtabay! So many fabulous vintage St. John Knit dresses, tops and cardigans. We will be listing them all in our Etsy shop this week. 
In addition to all the fantastic knit pieces that have flooded the shop we also have some really cute holiday geared coats and dresses! 

1950's red velveteen coat by Lawrence of London.