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Shareen Newsletter

THE LETTER

Change
I feared
as much
as yearned
to know.
What will
I do, and
where shall
I go?
Will love
be there?

I remember
the year
of not
knowing,
punishing
loss,
labor
hard
and
faceless.

Humility
is
naked
patience.

I remember
hope
was a tent
in a
parking lot.

How they came!
Each one
carried with
her the pieces
of my redemption.

Though it
was I
that dressed
them,
it was they
who covered
me in the
raiment of
respect.

This is how
I first knew
that God
is real.

Shareen.

The Wedding of Lindsay & Jayse

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Lindsay is in SHAREEN Vintage Bridal. Photography by Jenn Bryne Creative. Florals by Fantasy Floral Designs. Venue is Websterbeke Ranch in Sanoma, California.

Shareen Downtown InStyle

Honored to be featured by InStyle Magazine as one of the Four Must See Vintage Stores in LA!

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“It’s hard to leave empty handed after a visit to this downtown warehouse, which overflows with magical dresses from decades past. Shareen even has a bridal section for nostalgic brides looking for a gorgeous, secondhand gown. But take note: there’s a “no boys allowed” policy! ” -Janelle Grodsky of InStyle Magazine

Read Full Article Here

The Real Story (Clarity)

SHAREEN DOWNTOWN

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vintage mecca…

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rework wonder…

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collection go-to…

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bridal must-see.

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SHAREEN NEW YORK

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bridal…

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collection…

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by appointment only.

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There seems to be some confusion, so for the sake of clarity, your beloved Shareen Downtown is still the abundant vintage jewel you so kindly created with me. I join you in your love for that sisterhood clubhouse. It is my home and my blessing. I am maintaining it with new amazing vintage pieces weekly. This said, both Shareen LA and Shareen NY would be closed, yes, out of business, without the bridal collection. I thank God every day that I said yes to those of you who first asked me to make your wedding dresses. If I had resisted, both of my stores would have closed last year. I don’t think I need to tell you that the vintage market has changed significantly. Additionally, the dress fell out of fashion about four years ago. The fashion girl who built my business disappeared. Our foot traffic dropped to what would have been a terrifying place except that at the same time I began building out bridal. It made sense. I had done dresses for all of your moments, day to night, prom to formal. Of course I would now turn my attention to the most important of dresses.

The reality for Shareen NY is that it is just big enough to accommodate the bridal growth. As much as I would love to have the luxury of maintaining a room of vintage, it’s not worth it for a few 42 dollar vintage sales a week. It makes sense to let the store go bridal all the way and allow LA to keep all of its merchandise, securing it as the rockstar that it is!!

On a side note, I look forward to seeing all of you who have been gone for so long again soon. The dress is about to make a comeback, and I know few others and places more expert in the dress than yours truly.

Shareen

Shareen Bridal NY Times

Honored by the New York Times today in the “Dresses Our Brides Have Worn” article. Rebecca was featured in a one-of-a-kind vintage reworked “Alexa” from SHAREEN Bridal. Originally a strapless 1950s prom dress. Thanks to all – So grateful!

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Photos by AnnMarie Collins for AMC Photography. Article by Eleanor Stanford for NYT.

Romel and Adam’s Stunning Wedding

The beautiful Romel in the miraculous moment of embracing her many blessings. 

All my love and all the blessings to you both. May the appreciation you and Adam share for one another continue for a lifetime.

Romel is wearing the “Ashley” and the “Donna” top from the SHAREEN bridal line. Her lovely friend Marisol is wearing Shareen Vintage.

 

Confidently, She Goes: Gracie’s prom

Bringing the 50s back to life gracefully and beautifully. Gracie in vintage prom.

She is full of spirit and confidence. We love her. Pretty as a picture (as one can see).

Meet Me At The Courthouse

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The most adorable couple!  The beautiful Camille, and her handsome husband, Josh, on the day of their courthouse wedding in New York.

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(She may be marrying Josh, but she ain’t giving up Leland.  He’s part of the package.)

May they forever remember the romance, the adventure, and the delight of this, their first day of wedded life.

Shareen Vintage Voted Best Vintage Store by Racked LA

This award sits on my desk. Staring at it, I’ve finally begun to digest the meaning here implied. I haven’t yet fully absorbed and honored this acknowledgement. It’s quite huge really and such a testament to the bold, bright, big community that is Shareen Vintage. Thank you all for voting for us, for your loyalty and support. I’m kind of blown away. Pretty cool, huh? Best vintage store in LA! Damn good. Thank you, Racked. Thank you.