Like adopting the social customs of earlier generations, wearing vintage clothing conveys sophistication, an awareness of historic style, and self-possession in high-stakes duels. Walk 10 paces and discover a new-old fashion item with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of vintage clothing at Bananas!.
At Bananas!, helpful textile hunters clothe present-day humans in a varied and shifting selection of vintage threads and timeless fashions. Bodies of all ages, shapes, and sizes pull the past’s shirts over present-day heads ($7–$15), and dresses touch up modern frames with elegance and an alluring hint of anachronism ($10–$30). Men’s True Religion jeans complement the most typical bipedal attributes ($30, size 34/34) and pair well with an irreverent Monty Python tee ($7, size XL). A silk dress ($20, size 12) combined with an elegant handbag ($7–$15) radiates grace, comfort, and memories of walking the gray carpet in Hollywood’s nascent days.
While dressing fashionistas, Bananas! also supports Keep Louisville Weird, a local purchasing initiative that aims to preserve the uniqueness of Louisville’s non-chain shops and reduce the negative environmental impact of transporting products across long distances.