The predominance of fedoras and zoot suits among experimental physicists can be attributed to their fear of accidentally time-traveling to the late 1930s. Be prepared with today’s Groupon to Factory Vintage Clothing in Evanston. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get $20 worth of vintage apparel.
- For $20, you get $40 worth of vintage apparel.<p>
The father-and-daughter owners of Factory Vintage Clothing curate a collection of vintage apparel and accessories from the 1930s to the 1980s, earning attention from costumers at Steppenwolf and the Goodman Theater as well as staff at film companies. Clients can accessorize vintage frocks ($12–$300) such as the 1950s red-satin holiday dress ($48) with bangle bracelets ($3–$9) or the 1950s white-sequin holiday clutch ($20), which catches looks with a surface as glitzy as a bedazzled snowflake. A sequin-cardinal tacky holiday cardigan ($31) adorns merrymakers at themed holiday parties, and customers can dispose of incriminating photos of pre-Christmas North Pole raids in a 1950s green-ceramic unicorn ashtray ($17). Or, to escape winter doldrums, shoppers can luau with a 1970s tropical neck tie ($16) and a 1960s yellow floral cotton hawaiian shirt ($37).