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Author: The Paper Bag Princess

17 Jun

Vogue | The Best Vintage Stores in Los Angeles

BY MARGAUX ANBOUBA April 22, 2024 Elizabeth Mason, a.k.a. the Paper Bag Princess, has been tapped by Victoria Beckham, Kim Kardashian, and vintage patron saint Lana Del Rey for couture ensembles. Inside the black-and-white shop are racks of 20- and 21st-century designers that are best seen during a private appointment with the founder. Mason has also published two books on vintage and thrifting (The Rag Street Journal and Valuable Vintage) and was on an episode of Oprah titled “Are You Rich and You Don’t Know It?” Read Full Article...
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30 Sep

Rudi Gernreich Capsule Collection

I adore recounting this interminable tale about my Vintage Rudi Gernreich collection because there has been so much speculation and disinformation surrounding the unearthing of this incredible collection of treasures.It was the late summer of 1995 just shortly after I had opened my very first boutique, The Paper Bag Princess in West Hollywood, which was tucked discretely behind the MAC Makeup flagship shop on Santa Monica Blvd. I received a call from one of the producers of the OPRAH show and they asked if I would consider appearing on one of her upcoming shows entitled, “Are You Rich and You Don’t Know It?” I was cheeky in my reply when I chirped, I was wondering when I might hear from...
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