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Finally, Greenpoint is a destination for more than just hot kielbasa.

The latest entry on the Meserole Avenue runway is Old Hollywood, a new old boutique that specializes in vintage apparel and accessories.

The brainchild of Tiffany Porter and Alex Shulhafer, Old Hollywood is replete with dresses, jewelry, shoes and every other imaginable accessory (like a Ach Ach Liebling handlebar moustache necklace, handcrafted butcher knife pendants and cat-tooth earrings by Species by the Thousands).

Prices range from $5 for rings and cameo pins to $500 for fine gold jewelry and rare vintage artifacts.

Of course, the term “rare,” “vintage” and “artifacts” is changing. These days nostalgic garb from the not-too-distant 1980s is a hot commodity, as the availability of ’50s couture dwindles. That’s why Porter plans to redesign classic swing and wiggle dresses under the house brand that will blend ’50s design with today’s cuts and sizes.

“Some people don’t like vintage,” Porter admitted. “In the ’50s, you didn’t wear a dress that was above your knees.”

The shop joins Dalaga and Alter, both on Franklin Street, as the other fashionable spots in the burgeoning neighborhood.

Old Hollywood [110 Meserole Ave., between Manhattan Avenue and Leonard Street in Greenpoint, (718) 389-0837]. Hours: Wed-Fri, 3-10 pm; Sat-Sun 1-10 pm. Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

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Emilia from Williamsburg says:
Eh, I think I've been to this store about a thousand times at this point. I wish somebody would do something different..
Nov. 3, 2008, 6:10 pm
hgjg from jhgjhg says:
April 10, 2009, 4:49 pm

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