Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Tavin Bridal on Lolliblog!

Check out the feature here:

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Instant Summer Outfits at Tavin

for a summer date, for a l.a. stroll, for a day by the seaside in Nice, we have everything summer at Tavin!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Children Collection and Tavin at the Rosebowl

We can't wait to see you at the Rose Bowl market! Sunday, June 13th
orange section L 1 (across from the ladies room). Look for us!
We're the ones with the good music, unique collections and summertime spirit!
Tavin at  The rosebowl

New kids section at  Tavin

Contact Information

phone: (213) 482.5832
address: 1543 Echo Park. Ave. LA, CA, 90026

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Tavin Bridal Collection Featured on The Wedding Chics

Do you remember that beautiful dress worn by the bride who

was married at the Marvimon shot by Chenin Boutwell?

The bride wore a dress that looks like it stepped right out of Tavin.

A one of a kind store selling beautiful vintage items located in Echo Park, Los Angeles.

If you can not get down to LA you are in luck they also have an

Etsy store where they sell all of their unique items for you.

How much do you love the above dress?

It is a beautiful 1950’s antique blush vintage wedding dress.

The sleeves are quarter length with delicate lace butterfly appliques at the hem.

Thus the reason for the name of the dress… The Butterfly Dress.

All of the photos are by Leigh Hodnet

Monday, June 7, 2010

Summer Brides come to Tavin!

Congratulations to all Summer Brides!
Come celebrate your Special Day by calling for an Special Bridal Appointment with Erin.
All other customers are gladly welcomed during all our usual store hours.

Friday, June 4, 2010

LA Times Features Tavin's Bridal Collection!

Los Angeles Times: Retro-style wedding dresses for the 'Mad Men'-loving bride

All the Rage

The Image staff muses on the culture of
keeping up appearances

Retro-style wedding dresses for the 'Mad Men'-loving bride

June 4, 2010 | 12:10 pm

Vintage bridal gowns
It's pretty hard to resist accenting my everyday wardrobe with items that

mimic the vibrant-colored, sophisticated styles of the female characters

on AMC's "Mad Men" -- but for a bridal gown?

For brides setting their sights on tea-length and tulle on their wedding day,

here are some resources:

Dolly Thicke's Tarzana-based salon Dolly Couture celebrates the era

of the hourglass figure and specializes in ready-to-wear

and custom-made '50s- and '60s-style dresses,

(we like The Edmonton, $395, pictured above left, and The Beverly Hills, $895)

plus they have the red patent-leather peep toes

and pretty petticoats necessary to complete the look.

Custom-made vintage dresses and accessories,

such as the above center 3/4-inch sleeve gown

that retails for $210, are available at the Clever Vintage Clothing.

But why stop there? Brides can also outfit their entourages at this in

Downtown's Fashion District store.

The same goes for fashionista favorite Tavin in Echo Park,

which recently added vintage bridal gowns

dating from the Victorian Era to the 1970s

-- including the above right whimsy romantic Bouffant 1950s gown for $750.

Check out more shops after the jump.

Retro wedding dresses sells several retro-style gowns,

including the above left v-neck tea-length dress

($598, or with added beading done by hand, $640)

and other custom-made reproductions from

Bridal Bliss Designs in Kansas City, Mo.

(which recently partnered with the custom vintage-inspired shop Peppermint Pretty).

Want a little color with your cocktail hour?

Retro-loving website, starts selling its frilly orange-and-ivory

floral The I Do Dress ($895)

(its first official foray into the wedding market) in July.

Sure, it doesn't scream "wedding gown" as much as the others on this list,

but there is something festive and memorable about Portland, Ore.

designer Amai Unmei's handmade, 100% silk dress.

But why stop at boat neck tea-length gowns?

Unique Vintage in Burbank has its share of those too.

(The one pictured above right retails for $660.)

But brides not content on sticking with the Eisenhower era

might enjoy other options, such as this

old Hollywood glam-style harlow gown ($118).

-- Whitney Friedlander

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Top photo, left:

Dolly Couture's The Edmonton. Credit: Stefanie Keenan

Top photo, center:

A custom-made vintage gown from Clever Vintage Clothing.

Credit: Ritt Mesee

Top photo, right: A vintage wedding gown from Tavin. Credit: Leigh Hodnet

Bottom photo, left:
Tea-length, vintage retro-inspired wedding gown from Bridal Bliss Designs.
Credit: Made u Look Photography

Bottom photo, center: Mod Cloth's The I Do Dress. Credit: Mod Cloth

Bottom photo, right:
Fancy New York's 1950s-style boat neck empire waist tea-length wedding dress.

Credit: Unique Vintage

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Tavin's New Summer Window!

Check out our new Tavin summer window !!! this is some expression of summer weddings -hope she looks like shes in a Parisian attic -shes going to get married revisiting her past a bit .... please stop by the shop and visit !

Top 4 Photos and Window Display Design courtesy of Justina Blakeney from and

this is the wedding window from a distance pretty lovely

these old shoes are killer beautiful in my book
these shoes are womans but we can wait till fall to wear them

Sneak Preview of our new Children Section
look at home spun vintage our new kids line we are carrying now
very cool pieces for kiddies!

these are sneakers from the line and the stripey t-shirt
come see the new kids tent my husband Nathan built its yellow and sweet and my husband owns his own sewing machine which is cute

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tavin Bridal

Tavin Exclusive Bridal Collection Now Available.
Tavin  Bridal Collection

Brides! Mention this ad and get 10% off

of your bridal purchases

*Come in Thursday through Sunday to get personal
styling sessions with owner, Erin Tavin.*