Thursday, February 18, 2010

DAME: A boutique in Jamaica Plain

by Jessica Burko of Reclaimed To You

Since January 2009 there has been a go-to source for vintage clothing, accessories, and handmade design in central Jamaica Plain. DAME: Fine Vintage and Independent Design is located at 68 South Street in JP and showcases a rotating selection of fine hand-picked vintage items dating from the 1930s-1980s for men, women, and children. They also exhibit artwork on occasion and I am delighted that they are now showing my mini art quilts. The quilts are made from found materials and incorporate photo transfers on fabric. Five of the ten quilts on display can be seen in the photo above.

In addition to their keen vintage-wears, DAME has a growing selection of handmade items, including fine silver work, hand knits, clothing, and refashioned/upcycled clothing and jewelry. Along with my art quilts, the shop now carries knitted scarves that I make from reclaimed yarns.
DAME has become an established entity in JP during the past year, and an oasis for the stylish lover of uncommon fashion. As if carrying swanky threads and exhibiting work by local artists isn't enough, DAME also stages events on occasion. This Saturday night, February 20th, the shop will be host to a night of alternative country music for a speakeasy style party. Two bands will be performing: The Tom Foolers, and Humble Tripe who is celebrating the release of their new CD called 'Counting Stars'. The party starts at 7pm, when the store will be closed, so if you want to partake in the fun, be there BEFORE 7.

Check out DAME's web site for hours and directions to the shop and follow their vibrant blog to see debuts of new vintage items, cool photos from days of yore, and more.


  1. Your work looks perfect in there! Congrats!

  2. I love this store and the quilts look lovely!

  3. Thanks everyone! If you're in the area check it out - it's a great local shop.

  4. Keep posting stuff like this i really like it


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