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.

LA’s Most Stylish Store Owners

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“Fashion’s social media superstars may be serenaded with free merch left and right, but even big-money blogstars love to shop. The shopkeeps behind LA’s best boutiques are style influencers in their own right, painstakingly traveling to fashion weeks around the globe and scouring local industry markets to discover the best rising designers.

Here, we shine a light on the fashionable folks responsible for stocking the racks of our city’s coolest shops. Meet seven of them below and find out what’s in their closet, the fresh talents they’re loving right now, the labels that are currently flying off shelves, and more.”

Click here to read the full article and interview!

Article by Danielle Directo-Meston and Nathalie Alcala

Photos by Kathryn Page

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

Old World Beauty

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Rebecca is wearing SHAREEN Bridal (“Alexa“one-of-a-kind vintage rework ). This woman, this couple, this location – all gorgeous. Congratulations to you both!

Jocelyn and Frankie

She was the epitome of her dress: old-world with a modern twist. Stunning and gleeful, they are the perfect couple.

Lots of love and blessings to you both. You are beautiful in every way.

 

Jocelyn is wearing a vintage reworked SHAREEN bridal gown. Photos by the talented Bri Cibene.

Positano Paradise

From the moment she stepped into his view, she was his. On the Italian Coast, they solidified it.

Congratulations Charlotte and Joe! You are both so blessed. May you cherish one another for a lifetime.

Charlotte is wearing a Shareen Vintage bridal gown and a Shareen veil. Her flowers are from Vave Studio. Photo credit to the lovely guests.