Recycled clothing is distinctive, fashionable, and infinitely more wearable than recycled soda cans, pizza boxes, or emotions. Practice fashion conservation with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of vintage merchandise and accessories at Butter Toast Boutique in the Roosevelt Row Arts District.
Helmed by friends and avid attire recyclers Traci and Jasmine, Butter Toast Boutique is a vintage haven for one-of-a-kind fashions, stylish accessories for men and women, and locally crafted jewelry. Garb is hand-selected by the in-house fashion maestros weekly, and choice pieces are tweaked according to current trends while maintaining their individual personalities and distinctive worldviews. Peruse online offerings to get an idea of what the store may hold, such as the Springtime Seafoam embroidered vintage mini-dress ($28) or the Mermaid Maiden shiny teal 80s dress with ruching ($34) or petticoat ($14). Scarves, belts, and men's ties are in the $4–$10 range, whereas shoes and purses can take a permanent field trip to your feet and shoulders for $12–$50. Shoppers can study local artists' handiwork in jewelry form ($8+) or dress up tykes' vintage ensembles, sure to inspire envy on the play-date runway.