shop tennesse thomas’ closet

a dream wardrobe for the 60s-inspired activist in all of us.

by emma orlow

Tennessee Thomas, DJ and owner of the coolest club in the East Village, her boutique, The Deep End Club (home to girl-time themed pop-ups, collage workshops, and some of our favorite designers like Orla Kiely and Samantha Pleet) is now giving us a taste of her very own closet...kind of. The Manhattan Vintage Show, an overwhelming convention for the nostalgic is coming to town again, and to kick off the show, Thomas has curated a 50-piece 60s-inspired collection for the occasion. In the past, Manhattan Vintage has enlisted Natalie Joos, Mara Hoffman, and DANNIJO for their picks. Thomas' version obviously includes smiley face handbags, knee-high butterfly-printed boots, and red, white, and blue hiphuggers that say “Vote” (we can only imagine the saucy ladies who once got down in these looks).  “My collection for Manhattan Vintage embodies that moment, in the late sixties, when politics, activism, music & the arts were reflected in the aesthetic of the fashion of the time. I’m currently inspired by the transition from Mod culture to the more psychedelic hippie and activist culture of the late 1960’s,” Thomas says.  If you’re looking to "Rock the Vote,” this is the most stylish way to do it. 

Shop the collection online through next Friday, October 24th, to coincide with next weekend's Manhattan Vintage Show at Metropolitan Pavilion. Prices range from $120 - $600.