My Mom thinks it is okay to lie to kids. When I was little I wanted curly hair so bad that she would say, “if you eat the crust of your bread your hair will turn curly.” For some reason (because it was a lie!) it didn’t work, but Kristen, my amazing hairstylist at The Parlour Brooklyn somehow manages to cut my hair so it’s curly. It’s a miracle!

This brings me to her Vintage Pop-Up Shop called Miracles Vintage, taking place this Sunday at The Parlour Brooklyn (72 Greenpoint Ave). There will be amazing clothing at reasonable prices (tops $18-25, dress from $35-50) and complimentary mimosas!

Kristen started Miracles with her friend Laura after the two went on a vintage shopping spree in Florida. Aside from doing pop-ups, they have an online Etsy shop.

Kristen just came back from a recent trip to the southwest with three giant suitcases filled with wonderful finds.

Miracles always buys “gorgeous” vintage classic, but it focuses on what is in trendy now, which Kristen calls “pretty 90s:” flannels, crushed velvet, long tight dresses, black lace. Think “Stevie Nix witchy-wear.”  And Miracles cleans and alters to modernize each look.


She keeps up with what is in by following other vintage shop blogs, like Spanish Moss, Vintage Virgin and Nasty Gal. Some local shops that inspire are Shown to Scale in Williamsburg and Mary Myer in Bushwick.

As far as Greenpoint style goes, the ladies are wearing  “comfortable/functional,” Kristen noted, “like crazy shoes with a vintage sundress or and oversized button-down.” And trends we can look forward to on Franklin are “tie-dye and hologram fabric” and “late-90s rave-wear.” I hope that includes glow-sticks.

Like all Greenpointers, Kristen is a woman of many trades. I asked whether vintage buying and hairstyling relate to one another. With both she must “stay on top of what is changing,” but always “recognize classics like a bob or a 60s cocktails dress.”

Miracles Vintage Pop-Up Shop
Sunday April 22, 2012
The Parlour Brooklyn
72 Greenpoint Ave

Miracles Etsy Shop
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Miracles on Facebook

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