In the realm of vintage shopping, the flapper dress is an elusive item. We found just three in our weeklong hunt, our favorite being this beauty from Screaming Mimi’s ($110), worn by Courtney. The faux-pearls were pulled from dozens of similar strands at Pippin Vintage Jewelry ($35), a tiny, well-priced spot for costume baubles. And the hat—a beaded Family Jewels find from the twenties—is a conversation piece in itself ($99).
This tried-and-true costume harkens back to Tom Cruise’s pre-TomKat “Maverick” days. Star Struck has a widespread supply of uniforms, but we were swayed by the affordability and gory authenticity of this coat from Love Saves the Day, on Zachary: The front has what appears to be dried bloodstains on it, and the tag matter-of-factly reads, “$20, as is.” Aviator sunglasses with gold wings spanning the bridge from Screaming Mimi’s lighten up the look ($32).