How does a vintage guru get her start? We sat down with Doris to get the inside scoop on how she made a name for herself in the fashion world.
Welcome to The Way We Wore, a high-end vintage clothing boutique and red carpet mainstay owned by Doris Raymond. Doris has been bringing glamour and glitz to the world's most influential stylists and costume designers. Follow Doris and her team of "vintage virtuosos" around the country, high-end auctions, flea markets and private estates in search of lost treasures. Doris's fabulous finds give designer gowns and fine vintage frocks a second chance to shine in the spotlight at today's biggest red-carpet events.
"No such thing as class, always sass."
Since she was a kid playing with her grandmother's jewelry, Shelly Lyn has been obsessed with sparkles, vintage, and glamour. She learned to sew in order to make her own clothes, and now she's the store's one-woman repair shop whose sense of humor keeps the team on their toes.
"Vintage fashion gives us a tactile connection to who we were, where we came from and how we strive to be what we want to be."
Sarah has worked with Doris for 20 years and is the backbone of the business. She manages the store, making sure the customers, staff, and Doris stay in line. At every auction, she brings her common sense and business savvy to tame Doris' maverick enthusiasm. Her amazing ability to edit through thousands of pieces to find one perfect gem is one of the store's greatest resources.
"With every great outfit comes alterations."
Inspired by his mother's 1970s hair modeling career, Kyle is obsessed with fashion and beauty. With aspirations to become a freelance stylist, he works with designers who come into the store looking for inspiration, trying to find patterns and fabrics that tell a new story. With an innate eye for style and up-and-coming talent, Kyle is poised to become an influential player in the fashion community.
"I invest in the Frock Market, instead of the Stock Market."
Doris knows every detail about every piece of clothing in her store. An expert on the history of fashion, designers, and repairs, she has an impeccable eye that's helped her build a multi-million dollar collection. For her, vintage is an addiction that she's turned from a hobby into a thriving business. The Way We Wore(R) is the destination for Hollywood's modern-day glitterati and high-profile stylists to the stars.
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