Errand Running Turned Shopping Trip

The other day I had to run a few errands downtown but I couldn’t help myself stopping into a few vintage shops.  I figure if I’ve bought a bus pass, and I’m on the other side of the river, I might as well make my trip worth while, right?  Well, I came upon this fabulous 1940s R&K Original.

It’s a fabulous navy crepe number that has these amazing buttons along the upper portion and are reflected in shallow pockets – I’m a sucker for pockets.  It still has its original shoulder pads and is in fabulous condition.

Still active today, R&K Originals was a New York company located along Broadway that was established in 1932.  The company sold ready-made garments and were moderately priced.  Their first slogan was “Personally Yours” but changed to “For the girl who knows clothes” in the 1950s and lasted through the 1970s.

2 thoughts on “Errand Running Turned Shopping Trip

    • Thanks! It was taken in our apartment building actually! Each floor has its own movie star painting! Our floor is Bogart, other floors include Marylin Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall, Frank Sinatra, and my personal fav, James Dean! I used them a lot for Etsy backgrounds.

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