“Don't tell me this town ain't got no heart; you just gotta poke around.”
-Grateful Dead "Shakedown Street"
Timmie Jane Vintage & More
Posted by | June 18, 2010 at 10:22 AM
When stolling down mainstreet Middleburg, VA, one can't help but notice the stunning window displays of one of Washington street's newer occupants--Timmie Jane. Stepping into Timmie Jane is like walking into a museum, albeit a museum where you not only get to look at pretty things, but also try them on and take them home as well!
Timmie Jane proprietor, Nichole Stephenson, has an exceptional eye for picking quality, wearable pieces. Much like consignment stores, vintage stores can be overwhelming and yet underwhelming at the same time. Placement, prices, pieces--it always comes down to the 3 P's. Except sometimes the middle P (price) doesn't apply, since great vintage pieces are truly treasures and deserving of a hefty price tag. Then again, that's the fun thing about vintage shopping: some treasures are in the eye of the beholder, so you may find your own "treasure" for a real bargain.
My take on Timmie Jane?
Placement: Clutter is one thing you won't find at Timmie Jane. Everything is well-organized, but the best are the manequins. The manequins sport Timmie Jane's finest pieces and are decked out to the 9's with all of the acoutrements appropriate for the time period. Hats, gloves, and purses--those manequins are ready for a night on the town!
Prices: As previously mentioned, vintage prices will always vary from $ to $$$$. However, at Timmie Jane you never look at a price tag and wonder "why." It only takes looking at these gorgeous pieces from the past to appreciate not only the original workmanship, but what it takes to preserve an item over decades.
Pieces: Swoon-worthy. Seriously. Look at the pictures, words can't do them justice.