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Old 11-28-2012, 09:05 PM
 
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Anyone know of a store(s) in NOVA or DC that sells 70s clothing (bell bottoms etc)...or a particular thrift shop that's likely to have them? Need some asap!

Thanks!
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:15 PM
 
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I remember going to Goodwill to buy stuff for a 70s party back in college. If you get no other suggestions of stores, that's where I would go.

Now I wish I still fit in those vinyl pants I wore to that party...oh, to be 20 and adorable again!
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:17 PM
 
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Thanks! I'll try them.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, NC, formerly DC and Phila
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You might want to look at Unique on Gallows Road. While I don't know if they specifically have 70's clothes, they are HUGE and you will likely find something that works.
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Old 11-28-2012, 09:35 PM
 
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i assume goodwill will be able to help you. there's several vintage clothing places in downtown frederick, and downtown leesburg has a few antique/thrift stores that'll include vintage clothing.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:19 AM
 
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You might try E-Bay if time allows.
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Old 11-29-2012, 04:32 AM
 
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Sorry, I'm saving all of mine for when I've lost about 65 pounds.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:15 AM
 
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Are you needing early 70s attire or late 70s attire? Because I think the two times are very different.

The early 70s fashion was dominated by hippy (hippie?) culture. Think, bell bottoms, macrame flag motif purses, bandanas as headbands, peace sign clothing, etc. (Thnk Jimi Hendrix). The late part of the 70s was dominated by the disco culture. While flared pants were still in, you also had the polyester version, the silk printed shirts, etc.

I think if you are going for an early-70s look, you can almost recreate it with merchandise that is in stores today. Plenty of stores are selling bell-bottoms (especially juniors) even though skinny jeans are all the rage. I've also seen (juniors department again), 70s inspired shirts (peace sign, vintage rolling stones, etc). Clark's Wallaby's (all the rage in the mid-70s) are back, and you can always find a good bandana at Micheal's craft store. I guess it just depends on the look you are going for.
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Old 11-29-2012, 06:29 AM
 
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Are you needing early 70s attire or late 70s attire? Because I think the two times are very different.

The early 70s fashion was dominated by hippy (hippie?) culture. Think, bell bottoms, macrame flag motif purses, bandanas as headbands, peace sign clothing, etc. (Thnk Jimi Hendrix). The late part of the 70s was dominated by the disco culture. While flared pants were still in, you also had the polyester version, the silk printed shirts, etc.

I think if you are going for an early-70s look, you can almost recreate it with merchandise that is in stores today. Plenty of stores are selling bell-bottoms (especially juniors) even though skinny jeans are all the rage. I've also seen (juniors department again), 70s inspired shirts (peace sign, vintage rolling stones, etc). Clark's Wallaby's (all the rage in the mid-70s) are back, and you can always find a good bandana at Micheal's craft store. I guess it just depends on the look you are going for.
It's also somewhat regional. What I wore growing up in a West Coast beach town wouldn't look that out of place today - hawaiian, mexican, or tee (short and long sleeve) shirts, board shorts (called jams then), cotton shorts, corduroy pants, or swim trunks, and flip flops or adidas were pretty much the uniform. Dress up would be a lacoste polo. Girls wore hip hugger jeans, tube or bikini tops, short cotton dresses and flip flops. The extreme 70s fashions were worn more in the East and in urban areas. I guess we did wear wallabees and earth shoes too.

I remember going to a Penn State-Stanford game in Palo Alto and thinking the Penn State players looked really strange in their street clothes. They wore mod looking leisure suits and platform shoes. We didn't go in for that.

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Old 11-29-2012, 02:33 PM
 
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Ah, the 1970s...the decade that taste forgot and time cannot improve.

The AMC Pacer! ABBA! Disco! Wide ties/collars/sideburns/bell bottoms! Richard Nixon! Jimmy Carter! "The Love Boat"!
Avocado-toned kitchen appliances! Big hair! Polyester!

Indeed , the decade that taste forgot and time cannot improve.
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