Monthly Archives: March 2011

AMERICANA ♥ Converse + Marimekko

While AMERICANA was in Finland last week, Marimekko, the iconic Finnish textile company, had the launch of their new shoe project in cooperation with Converse.  Although I didn’t make it to the release party at the flagship store in Helsinki, I did go down the next day to get a pair while they were still fresh.

Luckily this time, my adventure to get locally-designed Converse All-Stars was a little easier than my great shoe caper in Estonia that resulted in me buying a pair at the only place in town they were available: the post office.

This time, Marimekko’s Viola was there to help me find my size & the style I wanted.  There was a DJ & dancers in the store, but sadly I wasn’t able to buy stamps for my post cards there as well.

The next day at Helsinki Vintage, Marimekko’s Design Manager Noora Niinikoski stopped by AMERICANA’s shop for a chat about Converse Marimekko and the whole heritage trend with American & Finnish brands.  She amusingly recounted a similar adventure in Tallinn to find herself a pair of Estonian All-Stars, which also led her to the same back alley post office.

Here’s Noora to tell you all about Converse & Marimekko’s joint project:

Marimekko's Viola

You can buy a pair for yourself either through Marimekko or Converse‘s website.

They’re a limited edition so hurry!


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Helsinki Vintage Celebrates Individual Style

AMERICANA had a great time @ Helsinki Vintage!  We met some fantastic folks & admired the Finns’ individual style all day long.  Here were some of our favorite looks of the day:

Look here for more great photos from Helsinki’s day of vintage style.

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AMERICANA’s best friend from Norway  flew in & added a special *sparkle* to our spot at Helsinki Vintage.  R pulled out her old-school vintage hip-hop style, while Gina went for a rockin’ cowgirl look for the day.


AMERICANA  Helsinki Vintage


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AMERICANA @ Helsinki Vintage This Sunday

AMERICANA Classic Vintage returns to Helsinki Vintage this Sunday at The Cable Factory.  We’re bringing the best vintage clothes from America, with lots of new and exclusive items this time.  Hope to see y’all there!

P.S. Don’t y’all just love the photo they’ve chosen for the poster this time?

We sure do!


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AMERICANA’s Live & Jive Vintage Shirt Lottery Winner

The winner of a vintage shirt from AMERICANA’s lotto at Live & Jive is…

Claes Falk of Björnlunda!


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