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Men’s Holiday Gift Guide from AMERICANA

Give an American original this Christmas!
  1. 1960s Pendleton Blazer 500 SEK
  2. 1960s Lee Denim Shirt 500 SEK
  3. AMERICANA Classic Vintage Iron-On Patch 30 SEK
  4. Trophy H0rns 400 SEK
  5. Cowichan Sweater 1200 SEK
  6. 1980s Varsity Jacket 600 SEK
  7. Knit Cap 40 SEK
  8. Hockey Cards from the 1991 Season 25 SEK

__________________________________________________________________________Do your Christmas shopping at our store on Gamla Brogatan in Stockholm or online with us where you always get FREE Shipping on all orders in Europe!

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Women’s Holiday Gift Guide from AMERICANA

Made in U.S.A. originals for 400 SEK or less!

  1. A-Z of Classic American Clothing Book 140 SEK
  2. Pendleton Skirt 300 SEK
  3. Cheerleader Sweater 400 SEK
  4. AMERICANA Tote Bag 140 SEK
  5. Retro Coca-Cola Sign 250 SEK
  6. 1950s Wool Dress 400 SEK
  7. Stone Harvest Brooch 275 SEK

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2010 Year-End Round-Up of AMERICANA

This site has become quite a little community of people from everywhere around the world who are interested in all things uniquely American. We are thrilled to get to know all of you!  We want to thank you for coming that first time & especially for deciding to visit here regularly.

Looking back, we see that y’all had some favorite topics this year.  Here they are for you to read again or for anyone out there who might have missed them the first time around:

5. Americana’s Book

4.  Penny Loafers

3. Red Wing Shoes

2. Bib Overalls

1. Saddle Oxfords a.k.a. Saddle Shoes

2011 is going to be an exciting year for us here at AMERICANA, starting early in the year with the launch of our web shop.

It is our promise to you to give the best selection of unique pieces of American vintage clothing, along with a great story and an exceptional customer experience to go along with it!

In the meantime, be sure to make the best of what’s left of 2010!

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AMERICANA @ Vintage Tallinn This Saturday

AMERICANA will be at Vintage Tallinn in Estonia’s beautiful capital city this Saturday selling American vintage clothing that we have carefully selected for our Estonian friends.

We will have a large selection of  jackets, shirts and ladies’ items for all you American vintage lovers.

We’ll also be selling our recently released book A-Z of Classic American Clothing.  The author, Gina Holdar will be signing copies and offering special discounts off the list price on purchases of the book.

It will be our AMERICANA’s first time participating in Vintage Tallinn & we look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

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Kiitos Suomi! (Thank You Finland!)

AMERICANA once again had a wonderful time in Finland…but this trip was EXTRA-SPECIAL!

Gina Interviewed by Hannele @ the Book Launch in Helsinki

Rosebud Bookstore at Korjaamo in Helsinki was the gracious host for Gina’s A-Z of Classic American Clothing book launch on Friday.  A BIG thanks to Hannele Hutala for the great interview, plus to everyone who attended the event!

We’re also bowled over by the review the book received from Ina of Good Rockin’ Baby.

On Sunday, AMERICANA hit the road to Tampere!

We were there sharing all our American goodies with the vintage lovers who came from all over Finland for Tampere Vintage.

Tampere's Rollin' Hos With Gina

Mikko, Iris, Gina & Rami @ Tampere Vintage

AMERICANA also was helped out this time by local Tampere talent, The Amazing Anna Martevo, who assisted all her fellow Finns to get suited up for the winter in AMERICANA pieces.

Tampere's Amazing Anna

AMERICANA ♥ SUOMI!

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AMERICANA @ Tampere Vintage on Sunday

AMERICANA will be at Tampere Vintage on Sunday selling items from its collection of classic vintage clothing from the U.S.A.

The event is at  Pakkahuone in Tampere from 12-6 p.m. and will feature:

  • Dancing by Brownie’s Lindy Hoppers
  • Live music from The Lester Peabody & Mitja Tuurala Duo
  • An Interview with Gina Holdar, author of A-Z of Classic American Clothing
  • An Interview with the “Mekkoswäppi” vintage clothing swap group
  • A “Vintage Service Station” run by Mimosa Dedanann who will value and suggest ways to alter or clean vintage clothing pieces
  • Organ Grinder Teuvo Ylijoki
  • Roller Derby Skaters from Tampere’s Rollin’ Hos

Gina, Riika & Anna will be so happy to see you there!

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International Premiere of AMERICANA’s Book Friday in Helsinki

We’ve waited for this date for so long & Friday’s the night!

For those attending the book launch, there will be an interview with the author Gina Holdar, book signings, food & drink, a DJ and a lotto to win several pieces from AMERICANA’s collection of vintage clothing.

Plus, everyone who purchases a copy of the book will get a free vintage bandana!

There is also an article by Mikko Aaltonen in Friday’s Helsingin Sanomat’s Nyt-Liite magazine, so be sure to take a look.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

 

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AMERICANA Is Coming To Finland

Friday, November 19th

The international premiere of AMERICANA’s book will be hosted in Finland!

There will be an interview with the author Gina Holdar, book signings, a DJ, food & drink, and a lotto to win several pieces from AMERICANA’s collection of vintage clothing.

Plus, everyone who purchases a copy of the book will get a free vintage bandana!

Sunday, November 21

AMERICANA will be selling vintage clothing from the U.S.A., which has been specially selected for the folks in Tampere!

The event is at  Pakkahuone from 12-6 and will feature dancing by Brownie’s Lindy Hoppers, live music from The Lester Peabody & Mitja Tuurala Duo, Organ Grinder Teuvo Ylijoki, roller derby skaters from Tampere’s Rollin’ Hos, two interviews with Gina Holdar and the Mekkoswäppi vintage clothing swap group and a “vintage service station” run by Mimosa Dedanann who will value and suggest ways to alter or clean vintage clothing pieces.

Suomi, Here We Come!

 

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Americana’s Helsinki Vintage Lotto Winner

The winner of our lotto for a free vintage shirt at Helsinki Vintage is…


Paltsa-Kai Salama of Helsinki!

Congratuations!

Don’t forget that Americana is coming back to Finland for the A-Z of Classic American Clothing book launch on November 19th at Rosebud Bookstore in Helsinki and Tampere Vintage on November 21st!

Already can’t wait to see all of you & Finland again!

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A-Z of Classic American Clothing: The Book

A-Z of Classic American Clothing By Gina Holdar

I am currently finishing up a book with the working title A-Z of Classic American Clothing. You can click here to see a preview and leave feedback.

The book takes a light-hearted approach to uncover brief histories, facts, heritage, provenance and anecdotes about American clothing and brands that have made their way into mainstream modern wardrobes.

I think that this information is especially interesting for those who want to learn more about American clothing classics and their social context, which have origins dating back decades, even centuries. It should also be appealing to readers who want to investigate the elements that make up their persona and lifestyle.

AMERICANA aims to give you unique pieces of classic American vintage clothing and an interesting story to go along with it!

All comments and suggestions that you share are most welcome!

Gina

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