Obsession Confession: Kerry Bonnell of Archive Vintage

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DFW Style Daily is always eager to hear the fashion confessions of our city’s top trendsetters. Today, Kerry Bonnell, owner of Dallas’ top shopping destination for vintage couture, Archive Vintage, reveals a very stylish fixation, indeed.

 

Bonnell, a New York native, honed her eye for valuable designer finds during her tenure at Manhattan vintage mecca, Resurrection. When she and her husband relocated to Texas, Bonnell then launched her own successful vintage venture. With goods from Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Thierry Mugler at her disposal in both her boutique and her wardrobe, we couldn’t wait to find out what Bonnell has her eye on right now.

 

 

 

The Obsession: 1960’s-era Keds tennis shoes

 

The Confession:  “I have a one-year old and I wear sneakers often. They have replaced my Chuck Taylors this summer, and they go with whatever I am wearing,” shares the stylish mom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Rationalization:  Bonnell’s in stellar company with this footwear find. She notes, “In the ‘60s, Audrey Hepburn, Greta Garbo, Marilyn Monroe, Jackie Kennedy, and Paul Newman all wore Keds!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Collection: Of her favorite pairs, Bonnell reveals, “I have them in denim, canvas, and velvet. I especially love the 1960’s ‘grasshopper’ style Keds for summer, with their espadrille soles and braided twine laces.”

 

 

 

Shop It: Though today’s expert frequently stocks vintage Keds at her boutique, Archive Vintage, you can also buy new versions of the throwback sneakers at Keds.com or at Madewell. Pairs are priced at around $35 and up.

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Photo credits, from top: Lead image credit TheCineMentals.org, 1. Brian Bonnell, 2. Tumblr, 3. Keds via Facebook)

 

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