Caroline Cook Makes Rockin' Frocks
A local designer restyles vintage wares
In April 2009, Caroline Cook held her first trunk show for her creative-meets-vintage fashion line, FROCK Shop. These days you can find the line, which includes designer and vintage women’s clothing and accessories, at traveling trunk shows and online at the popular FROCKShopBlog.com. While fashionable shoppers can nab bargains on lines from Banana Republic to Balenciaga (90 percent of the items are priced $5 to $50), the real finds here are Cook’s FROCK Shop Revival pieces, which rework vintage wares to align with today’s trends. “I live for the thrill of the hunt, the fluttering high of envisioning fashion dos amid piles of fashion don’ts,” says Cook. Keep an eye on this one—next spring Cook plans to expand to home goods and menswear.
Caroline Cook of FROCK Shop purchases vintage clothing and accessories and reworks them to make them stylish and trendy. Check out a few pieces from FROCK shop:
Four Toned Braided Metal Cuff, $22
FROCK Shop REVIVAL Spotted Animal Print Shirt Dress with Vintage Snake Skin Belt, $78
Fire Engine Vegan Leather Magnetic Wallet/Clutch (available in five shades), $24