Sunday, December 9, 2012

Holiday Party Dresses

Even though there's no snow on the ground yet, it's starting to feel a lot like Christmas...and Hanukkah...and New Years...and- well, you get the picture.  Maybe you love the gift-giving, or maybe baking cookies with family is your favorite part. Whatever it is, there's a lot of things to love about the holidays, but our favorite thing is the parties! Holiday parties can be so much fun with the right people and the right food, of course. We know that you're looking forward to dressing up and looking your best this holiday season, so we've chosen a few of our favorite holiday looks for some inspiration.

Satin Tiered Dress- $58.
Sequined Silver Dress- $26.
Brown Fur Jacket $110. Gold Sating Dress- $36.
Polka Dot Party Dress- $68.
Red Satin & Velvet Dress- $26
Two Piece Beaded & Pleated Dress- $268

Open Wed-Sun 12-7pm
krispyfringe | vintage
2130 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Take note on our wintercoats

Is last year's coat so...last year? Well we've got you covered (No pun intended!) Every week we're getting new merchandise in, so here's a sneak peak of some of the wonderful winter coats that we have in stock.

Wool & Mink Coat $115

Suede & Fur coat $125

Faux Fur Coat $45

Wool & Suede Bomber Jacket $68

Visit us @ 2130 W. Chicago Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
Wed-Sun 12-7pm

See you soon,
xoxo krispyfringe | vintage

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Funky vintage costume ideas

The wind is feeling colder, the leaves are falling, and tank tops and short-shorts are long gone... that only means one thing- it's finally fall! Layers, layers, layers everywhere. Fall fashion is a wonderful change from our swimsuits and simple summer dresses. And now that the weather has changed, that means it's almost time for one of our favorite holidays- Halloween!

Coming up with an original costume can be pretty tough, but it can also be a lot of fun. Rather than going to your typical Halloween superstore down the street, why not come by krispyfringe | vintage and see what you can dig up? As you probably know, we have tons of clothing and accessories from every decade, so you're sure to be able to create a one-of-a-kind costume with a little help from us. 

Here's some ideas to get you inspired:
Peggy & Al Bundy

Carmen Miranda (just add fruit!)

Wild Wild West

Mad Men Beauty

King of Pop- Michael Jackson

80's Prepster
Hopefully this helps a bit, and we'd love to hear what you're going as this year too!

Come visit us Tuesday-Sunday 12-7pm
krispyfringe | vintage
2130 W. Chicago Ave.

Sunday, September 2, 2012


America is still mourning the loss of an important hero of US history, Neil Armstrong, who passed away last week.  In 1969, he was the first astronaut to walk on the moon, which was a huge moment for the entire world. It truly was "One small step for man; one giant leap for mankind." Along with the moon landing, 1969 was an iconic year in history, with many major events which happened that year. Richard Nixon became president, Woodstock happened, The Beatles releases 'Abbey Road', and The Brady Bunch debuted on national television.

Not only was this a huge year for politics and pop culture, but it was a huge year for fashion. Clothing made a huge change as the world was now entering the 1970's. Women's fashions were becoming much more fitted and a lot more simple. The hippie movement was also happening, with bell bottoms, tie-dye, and fringe vests everywhere. Here are some photos from Life Magazine of fashionistas in New York in the summer of 1969.


Fashion from all decades still inspires us today. And of course, krispyfringe has you covered if you want to add some '60s flair to your life.

Hippie Chic // Tangerine Poncho $26, Floral Blouse $22, Wood Bead Necklace $17, Flare Jeans $29, Leather Belt $14.

Summer Picnic // Lilac Knit Top $10, Pastel Scarf $13, Wicker Bag $20, White Shorts $18.

Pink Lady // Pink Mini Dress $29, Silver Handbag $8, Silver Tassel Necklace $34.

Working Woman // Pastel Green Tank $8, White Beaded Necklace $14, Beaded Handbag $22, Navy Blue Dress Pants $36.

Black & White Date Night // Mini Dress $24, Woven Hat $26, Pearl Fringe Necklace $24, Beaded Drawstring Pouch $22.

If you're interested in any of these items, stop in to see us this week Tues-Fri 12-7pm. We'll be closed Monday for Labor Day. Also, if you want to see us next weekend- we will have a booth set up with the Vintage Bazaar at the Renegade Craft Fair on Saturday 9/8 and Sunday 9/9. We hope to see you soon!

krispyfringe | vintage
2130 W. Chicago Ave.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

wait, the '90s are vintage?

To everyone who hasn't cleaned out their closet in 10 years, you're in luck- the '90s are back! It's hard to believe, but many trends from the '90s are reappearing all over the runways and in every fashion magazine. It may make you feel old, since most of us still feel that the Spice Girls just happened yesterday and that Uncle Jesse still has that great hair.  However time flies, and now the '90s have officially been deemed "vintage". So what does this mean exactly? Well let me jog your memory: Mini backpacks, neon colors, grunge, baby doll dresses, big shoes, and floral everything. So whether you like it or not, the '90s are back. Luckily we've got some great pieces here at the store for you to get your vintage fix.

Oh memories.. the gorgeous ladies of Bayside High

Denim & Corduroy Jacket- Sz S, $24

Smocked Denim Baby doll Dress Sz 7, $24

Southwestern Crop Top, Sz M, $19

Sheer Lace Top, Sz M, $32
Cher wasn't clueless when it came to fashion..

Women's Red Plaid Top, Sz S, $14

Leopard Platforms, Sz 9, $58

krispyfringe | vintage
2130 W. Chicago Ave.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

We need your votes!

Hey everyone!! Here at krispyfringe we're really excited to announce that we are currently participating in an awesome contest called "Mission: Small Business." It's being sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial and is being judged by a panel of CEOs and founders of various multi-million dollar businesses. What they're going to do is select 12 small businesses who each will win a $250,000 grant. If we win, this would mean great things for krispyfringe and Studio Within Salon & Spa, both owned by our fabulous boss lady, Kristy Kladzyk. Her ultimate plan is to house both businesses under one eco-friendly roof to create an amazing space for clients to to relax, look their best, and to fulfill their fashion desires.


The first portion of the contest runs until June 30th. To get through to the next round, all we need is 250 votes on the Mission: Small Business website. Which is here!

We would really appreciate it if you could vote for us. It would be mean so much, and every vote really does count.

It's simple to vote. All you need to do is:

- Click here or go to
- Click Log In & Support
- Search for 'krispyfringe' or 'studio within'
- Click on 'VOTE'

and that's it! As a thank you from us, if you share that you voted on your Facebook page, you'll receive 10% off your entire purchase at krispyfringe or at Studio Within! Also, you'll get the warm, fuzzy feeling that you helped a local small business :)

Thank you so much and don't forget to vote at

krispyfringe | vintage
2130 W. Chicago Ave.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Summer is here, and a special Groupon offer for you!

Summer is finally here, and it's HOT, HOT, HOT! Hopefully you've packed up your sweaters already and are getting ready for some summer fun for the next few months. And if your closet isn't ready for the warm weather yet, no worries- krispyfringe has tons of fun beachwear for you to strut your stuff in.

Also, look for us on Groupon this week for some fantastic deals on some vintage wear!

Sunglasses $24 each

Beaded Necklace $18, Tank Top $16, Spandex Hot Pants $14

Deep-V Swimsuit $26, Silver Heels $24, Metallic Bag  $26  

Yellow Terry Jumper $24, Red Chevron Swimsuit $18, Gold Chain Belt $21

Floral Swimsuit $16, Dark Blue Swimsuit $18

Have a great Memorial Day and don't forget to treat yourself with some vintage goodies by picking up a Groupon this week!! Just click here: Groupon - krispyfringe | vintage

krispyfringe | vintage
2130 W. Chicago Ave.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Rodeo Chic

Were you looking to freshen up your wardrobe this spring? Why not try a little southwest inspiration in your life? Western wear was a popular trend this past fall, and it's definitely sticking around for awhile. If you haven't noticed, the stores are carrying feathers, moccasins, Navajo prints, and our favorite- FRINGE! So of course krispyfringe has some amazing western wear pieces in our collection to help you stay on trend and look fabulous this spring.

Men's linen Bull Shirt

Rainbow Braided Belt

Beaded Western Windbreaker

Women's Fringe Cowboy Boots

Beaded Loom Necklaces
Some styles never seem to fade. Luckily, being a vintage shop we have plenty of options for anyone from any decade. Also, new arrivals are constantly filling the racks every week so there's always a new selection of items to choose from.

krispyfringe | vintage
2130 W. Chicago Ave.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Spring 2012 Trend Alert: Color-Blocking!

Believe it or not, but winter is almost over. It may only be February, but retail stores have already started displaying new spring trends for 2012. One of these amazing trends that we're excited for here at krispyfringe is color-blocking. The S/S 2012 runways were filled with bold, solid-colored hues that draw attention to all the right places. Trending pieces can either have various colors either printed or sewn in, or you can put together two or three colors with coordinating accessories to make a statement. There are a million ways to make this look your own.

Need some inspiration? Here are some of our favorite looks for spring:


Rachel Roy

Rena Lange

krispyfringe | vintage color-blocking

Mustard Yellow Button-Up Dress- $24, Red Wide-Brim Hat- $10, Blue Asymmetrical Belt-$12, Purple Leather Pumps- $16.
Perry Ellis Circle Top- $14, Green Leather Skirt- $44, Gold Geometric Necklace- $18, Gold Handbag- $24, Gold Coin Belt- $25, Black & Gold Stripe Heels- $36.

Dark Blue Color Block Dress- $26, Beaded Necklace- $6, Red Leather Purse- $18.
Hot Pink Platforms- $16, Pink & Green Striped Clutch- $12.

If you're interested in any of these items, or want to see what else we have in store- stop by krispyfringe | vintage at our new location in Ukrainian Village: 2130 W. Chicago Ave. Open 6 days a week, closed Tuesdays, from 12pm-7pm.

See you soon!