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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Style Points: In With the Old at Billie Jean Vintage

Posted By on Sun, Apr 1, 2018 at 12:32 PM

Meghan Jean Mello and Diane Jean - SADIE WILLIAMS
  • Sadie Williams
  • Meghan Jean Mello and Diane Jean
The amount of quality vintage clothing in Burlington just went up a notch — or a storefront. Billie Jean Vintage, a boutique and Etsy store run by cousins Diane Jean and Meghan Jean Mello, recently moved from Stowe to Battery Street in Burlington.

Mello grew up in Charlotte. Jean is a Jersey girl. But for the past three years, they've been hawking new and vintage reproduction goods for their discerning customers. Jean also plays in the band Clever Girls.

In Burlington, BJV joins other vintage newbies, such as the Vault Collective on Cherry Street, and staples of the scene such as Old Gold on Main Street. It seems that the Queen City has an appetite for retro, recycled habiliments.

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Friday, January 19, 2018

Style Points: Bad Luck Goods

Posted By on Fri, Jan 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM

CryBB Patch, Cherry Pie Patch, One Juicy Peach Patch and Barbed Patch by Bad Luck Goods - COURTESY OF BAD LUCK GOODS
  • Courtesy of Bad Luck Goods
  • CryBB Patch, Cherry Pie Patch, One Juicy Peach Patch and Barbed Patch by Bad Luck Goods
Welcome back to Style Points! We took a holiday break but are diving into a new year that will surely be filled with flair. Enter Emma Fern, the nimble needleworker behind Bad Luck Goods.

It's safe to say that Fern, 21, has a lot on her plate … or in her sewing basket. In addition to her budding embroidery company, she's a full-time art student at the University of Vermont. Fern also works at Common Deer in downtown Burlington.

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