Branching Out & Going Back to Our Roots
Petrune’s owners, Justin and Domenica, ran a store in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood before opening shop in Ithaca in 2002. For 12 years, Petrune has offered a carefully curated collection of vintage, new, and handmade items to artsy Ithacans.
So it’s exciting that Petrune has just opened a second branch in Park Slope—the neighborhood where it all began! Manager Lucy has relocated to Brooklyn to oversee the new branch at 233 5th Avenue, which, like the Ithaca store, offers a choice selection of men’s and women’s vintage clothing, with select new and handmade items and accessories.
Petrune in Brooklyn’s Grand Opening will be Saturday, February 22nd at 5pm! Ithacans and Brooklynites alike are invited to come celebrate our new space. For more information please follow the new shop on Facebook and Instagram!
Grassroots Festival of Music and Dance tends to attract some of the more uniquely styled characters from all over the Finger Lakes. Thus, today we will take you on a tour of some of our favorite fashions at Grassroots this year, both up on stage and down in the field. Enjoy!
One of the first acts we saw was Rockwood Ferry, and what better way to start out the festival than with one of Petrune’s favorite customers, Rosie Newton, playing a mean fiddle in this beautiful delicately crocheted blouse.
Walking around the festival, print were everywhere!
Stopping by the Infield stage for Hank Roberts, we were thrilled to see him bring his talented daughter up on stage to duet and her vintage linen dress.
The Grady Girls, over in the dance tent, were all looking fly in summer dresses and vintage shifts.
After months of pining away in the almost-freezing, we got the chance to go down to South By Southwest in Austin, Texas this year! Aside from the beautiful music spilling from every corner of the city, we found Austin (in SXSW mode) to be one of the most stylish places we’ve ever visited. With beautiful weather all week, the options for style were endless. In addition, we were thrilled to see so many people exploring vintage options!
Here’s some of our favorite looks we found out on the street at SXSW this year. Fashionable ladies abound, as usual at an international music festival, but we were also excited to see so many men with individual refined style! Lookin’ good, guys!
Maxi dresses and skirts were a trend everywhere we looked. We especially like how this gal "toughened up" the flowing look with those combat boots!
Burnt-orange shorts and a vintage hawaiian shirt to match the warm southern air. Surprisingly (and awesomely), florals were quite common at SXSW.
So much more after the jump!
Justin and I just returned from the elegant city of Baltimore, MD, where we found bags and bags of merchandise for Petrune. People often ask us where we find the interesting things in the shop. Here’s one place: The Village Thrift Shop in Baltimore. This place is well organized, and filled with all kinds of things. Last time I was here, I watched as a man purchased a genuine Jean Miro print, signed by the artist, for fifteen dollars. On this trip we found the black and white dress in the photo, along with the 50s handbag, and lots of other nice things that I’ll post later.