My love for vintage clothing began in the 7th grade (1989/90), when i went to go shopping with my friend Ofie at Miami Twice, it opened my eyes and it was the beginning of my love affair with vintage clothing. Ofie was ahead of her time already loving vintage, she was only 12 and this was in an era when vintage was not as coveted as it is today. you were actually made fun of for wearing it because it was the era of New Kids On The Block, Debbie Gibson, 90210, Swatch Watches, Guess Jeans etc..! and that’s what our generation was wearing.
on that day ruffling my little fingers through the clothes, wishing i could afford all the pieces i laid eyes on, not having a clue that two years later i would find myself hunting them down at thrift stores at prices i could afford. but miss’s Ofie’s brother was treating his little sister to her first vintage piece, a 1920’s black flapper dress. i’ll never forget.
their was nothing like Miami Twice in the late 80’s early 90’s in Miami. it was my playground always going to check out new stock, and when i enrolled in fashion design school in 94″ it’s where i went to get inspiration and study the detailing of how clothing was made.
my favorite part was the bin of $10 and under i found some great treasures there, two pieces i still love and adore; a blue 70’s halter disco dress and my 50’s yellow lace and bead appliqué cardigan. i don’t think i can ever get rid of those two pieces.
they have a huge collection of Pucci dress’s and tops.
and lots of vintage western wear, kitschy 50’s wear and heavily beaded/sequin tops.
old magazines galore, Life, Voque you name it!
a whole wall full of house wares..
and lots and lots of accessories, LOVE the vintage leather tooled bag and all the costume jewelry..
to make room for all their vintage on the floor, they have a long spin around hanger where they store even more vintage and archival pieces..check out that white ruffled Mod dress, that looks like the Chloe dress from a few season’s ago..
Miami Twice had to add contemporary brands in the store about 15 years ago, since vintage does not sell all that much in a city like Miami; which is driven more by resort/ sports wear/ body conscience clothing. unfortunately or fortunately there is not a huge market for it, which is something me and Diane the owner discussed. but that does not deter her to stop selling her amazing vintage collection, because she knows the treasures that she owns. They also do rentals which is another market that they have pretty much always had, since the stores opening in the 1980’s.
Zoe looking oh so cute in a costume mask..
Miami Twice has changed allot since the hey-days of the plethora of vintage clothing, but you can still find some great pieces here especially in their spin around rack. it’s pretty much the only vintage store besides C’Madeleines in Miami. so when in Miami check out Miami Twice!
6562 S.W. 40th St.
Miami, Florida 33155