Unlike new clothes, vintage clothing is already broken in, has had time to establish its pedigree, and is almost always house trained. Save on ensemble-obedience training with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of apparel at Revival in Iowa City.
Founded by Fashion Institute of Technology graduate Sheila Davisson, Revival outfits shoppers in trendily oriented new and used garmentry for tots, teens, and adults. Laden with brands such as Dear Creatures and Joe’s, the multifaceted stock allows shoppers to wrap their torsos in previously loved tops ($8+) and clad their knee trees in an array of denim and other bottoms ($16+). Dresses ($14+) sheathe feminine figures, and accessories such as cotton scarves ($14+), belts ($14+), and earrings ($8+) tie stylish looks together. Tall windows allow natural light to illuminate locally crafted jewelry and hair accessories. Like the seasons and the edibility of banana bread left in the sun, the store's collection is constantly changing, shielding shoppers from painful repetitive-perusal injuries.
- I love the mix of vintage and updated items. It is great for flipping through racks of gently worn consignments and finding amazing pieces, that you can't find anywhere else. – Emily S., Yelp, 11/5/09
117 E College St.
Iowa City, Iowa 52240Get Directions