Shopping Spree darling Ada Egloff, peddler of Lollycrisp Vintage on etsy.com, is finally giving her collection a home. This Friday, she’ll open Oma Vintage, a diminutive brick-and-mortar store in Northern Liberties that was once a toy shop.
Egloff refurbished the retail space with chic white wainscoting and white floors, the better to display a carefully edited selection of men’s, women’s and children’s vintage apparel. The name Oma, which is German for “grandmother,” is a nod to the inspirational style of Egloff’s predecessors.
Clothing in natural fabrics and modern shapes is displayed throughout the store in color stories, allowing shoppers to see how retro pieces work into current silhouettes. Complementing the selection of vintage apparel will be limited lines from independent designers: First up is sister Sydney Egloff’s collection BOYCHICK, constructed entirely from repurposed fabrics, and color-blocked paper jewelry from local designer Lauren Manoogian’s MANU line.
Plans are already in the works for Oma to host non-wearable art, as well. “Oma is going to be a mixed-use art space,” explains Egloff, “in hopes to showcase some of the best young talent in this city and neighboring ones.” For this summer, she’s booked a showing of the ’80s summer flick Blondes in the Jungle, from Brooklyn film company Balls Deep International.
All and sundry are invited to join Ada for Fridays’s opening party, featuring adult beverages, snacks courtesy of mom and aural enhancement by NYC deejay Tom Croose. Additionally, she encourages guests to rock out their finest second-hand duds for a shot at winning the coveted “Best Vintage Ensemble” title. The best-dressed man and woman will each receive a $25 Oma gift certificate, as well as a logo’d tote bag by Print Liberation. Not to mention bragging rights.
Fri., June 12, 7-10 p.m., Oma Vintage, 716 N. Third St., 267-687-5959, omavintage.com