Saturday, June 14, 2008
Indie Surf at Vacation*
Vacation* is a new thrift store that opened up right down the street from the new Urban Outfitters in Midtown/Highlands (Atlanta), and although this sounds slightly sacrilegious and hypocritical, I'd say skip UO and just stop by Vacation. It's cheaper and you won't see 50 other hipsters wearing the scarf you just bought.
Also it embodies this style that I'm gonna call Indie Surf. I'm not sure if others have called it that already and I'm just mooching (Google only produced some excellent music blogs, but nothing on fashion or style). I'll define it as a mix of indie, grunge, ethnic boho and beachy neon, embraced by bands like MGMT and embodied by indie kids who are tired of wearing just black and gray.
Even though I feel like I'm on the edge of too-old to be dressing like this daily, I'd like to attempt it on weekends. For those of you not in the Atlanta area or without a wallet full of cash (Vacation sadly does not yet have a credit card machine), I'm researching online indie surf attire options. Stay tuned...
* We had been mistakingly called this store 'Have Love Will Travel,' which I thought was a mouthful but very poetic and appropriate, but, you know, 'Vacation' hits the spot too. Thanks for the tip, anon.