Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
LA favorite vintage jewelry store, House of Love and Luck, hit a major milestone by surviving its first year. Owners Ricki Miller and Jared Meisler (Bar Lubitsch and The Roger Room) decided to throw a little party/shopping event last Thursday to celebrate their success. When we arrived to the tiny, kitschy boutique, it was packed with scenesters and the fashion-forward crowd, mingling and trying on the vintage goodies; while giggling girls sipped champagne and posed for their friends at the bar. It reminded us of playing dress up with mom's jewelry box when we were little except this time we didn't get in trouble when we were caught. Everything in the store had special sale pricing, with a portion of the evening's proceeds benefiting the animal rescue charity, Animal Advocates Alliance.
There were all types of accessories for browsing and shopping including bracelets, headbands, and necklaces from the early 1800s on up through the 1990s. We fell in love with just about everything in the store, but it was the exquisite black cameo necklace crafted by Nola Singer that shot to the top of our Xmas list. (So if you were wondering what to get us, now you know.) Singer, who reworks and revamps vintage, has a special showcase in the store for your lusting pleasure. We even caught sight of actress Amy Smart admiring Singer's vintage finery. The girl has good taste! —Yolanda Evans
· House of Love and Luck [Official Site]