Thursday, December 31, 2009

The Kimono Cape is Back!

Back by popular demand!
The kimono cape jacket is here
available in the new red/black hue.
$60 at collecther

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


It was a great weekend!
We had folks from as far as Berlin and the Bay stop by
for their collecther fix.
Stop by this weekend for more great finds
at a great price!

Monday, October 26, 2009


There's nothing like great shopping on a rainy weekend.
These ladies and gents racked up scoring
new fall/winter boots, coats and dresses!
Stop by next week and see watch you missed!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Its all about a warm body in the fall and accessories are the key.
When our coats come off,
our fedoras and berets are still an essential part of our outfit.
There's nothing like our signature tops, sweaters and blouses
to add pop to our jeans, cords, and skirts.
Tops and Sweaters $19-$30 @ collecther...
Fedoras Berets and Sunglasses $15-$20 @ collecther.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


The men of collecther (and you know who you are) 
have been waiting a patient two years for a men's section. 
 is finally here! 
We have jackets, blazers, sweaters and all kinds of rare finds, 
ladies bring your boo or fella's come solo... 
see you soon!

Recessionista Sundays: Great Fun!

Last Sunday was filled with great company and great fun! 
Washington DC represented again this weekend 
as well as the locals! 
We didn't capture all the madness, 
but here is a snapshot of another great Recessionista Sunday!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Most Valuable Collecther of the Week: Frannie!

Frannie is this week's MVC!
This bi-coastal beauty knows exactly what she wants
and has not missed a restocking of the store three weeks in a row!
Her vintage savvy style and consistancy makes Frannie
MVC of the Week
and will receive $10 off her next purchase!

Collecther's Hot Fall!

Even though the weather can't decide,
we decide to fast foward into hot fall looks for hot fall collecthers!
Stop by and check out the beginning of a great season...


As you can see we have been very busy these past few weeks!
Make sure you stop by this Sunday
All dresses $25 and 25% off the entire store!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Fresh to the Floor !

Hey ladies! check out some of this week's pretty dresses... All new price of $35... OR $25 this week at Recessionista Sunday.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009


so its official. the wait is over. stop by this sunday!

Thursday, July 23, 2009


Hey ladies!
Check out the July issue of Complex magazine for Serena Williams in the sexy wrap halter dress from collecther private label...
This dress is made to order for $60...
E-mail us @ for more info...


Hey collecthers! We have not forgotten you... We have been at the brooklyn flea every Saturday for 9-5 serving as an outpost for all the best summer accessories! Fedoras, sunglasses and a select offering of vintage dresses... We will reopen in August and will be sending out a mass e-mail with the date very soon. In the meantime, visit us at the flea or make an appointment to stop by my home to studio so we can take care of your needs.

Shana's so over summer sale

Can someone please tell me where is summer?
Because I am officially over it.
From now throughout August will be the so over summer sale.
This will be by appt. only.
You can stop by my private studio to stake your claim.
For appointments reach out @
striped ruffle halter: so over summer price $25
wrinkled wrap dress: so over summer price $25
string halter dress: so over summer price $25 a dress named graceful: so over summer price $25
goddess mini: so over summer price $25

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Collecther Returns to the Brooklyn Flea

Collecther returns to the Brooklyn Flea which is in full swing this Saturday April 18th.
While we transition into FLEA SEASON, the store will be closed for the next couple of weeks.
You can still get your collecther fix by visiting us SATURDAYS from 10AM-5PM if you have questions email us @

RecessionEASTER Sunday

Church services and sunday brunch did not stop collecthers (new and old) from stopping by for a little spring shopping.
It was a wonderful day...
Great company, great mimosa's and everyone walked away with a little something they absolutely loved.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Yup... It's Me! Shana J. for Liz Claiborne

Many of you have hit me up on email or come into the store with a magazine in hand folded to the new Liz Claiborne Spring Collection ads, asking, "Girl, is that you!?" Well... YES IT IS ME! In addition to the ads in VOGUE, In Style, Elle, GLAMOUR, The New York Times, Oprah and Lucky, I'm featured on billboards, bus shelters and bus ads nationally and there's even a commercial: SO CRAZY!! Here's how it went down...this fall at Brooklyn Flea, I was approached by some talent scouts to be in the ads for the new Liz Claiborne Collection. At first I was skeptical and didn't expect to hear anything else about it. But once I got the call and heard that Isaac Mizrahi was on board to refresh the brand, I was down! You can read more about his thinking behind the campaign and the "regular girl" casting here. Overall, it was a great experience and a fun way to spend a couple of days. No worries ladies... while I could DEFINITELY get used to the model lifestyle, I won't be leaving Collecther anytime soon. Check out the other photos below and click on the images for a larger view. Later!

New York Magazine Gives Collecther Some Love

Check out our little review in New York Magazine and write-ups on and in the Not too shabby, right?

Recessionista Sundays: April 5, 2009

HEY COLLECTHERS! What a busy weekend... here's a snap shot of what went down. On another note, it's almost time to purge your closet for our seasonal Clothing Swap! If you've never been to a Collecther Clothing Swap you are in for a treat. In true Recessionista fashion, what's old to you is new to another and vice versa. It's a great way to begin your spring cleaning and refresh your wardrobe. It's fashion recycling! Stay tuned to the blog for more details. AND DON'T FORGET: Denim Drop-off EVERY SUNDAY! Bring your favorite ripped and worn-out jeans in on Sunday for some Collecther TLC and pick them up the following Sunday, gorgeous and ready to wear!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Collecther in the New York Times Online

CHECK US OUT! this week, Collecther was featured on the New York Times blog "The Local," for Clinton Hill and Fort Greene. what a difference the press makes - on the Sunday after the story ran, we got a chunk of Manhattanites to cross the bridge and check out our little corner of Bed Stuy. A special thanks goes out to Collecther C. Zawadi Morris for writing up such a great piece. and now... RECESSIONISTA SUNDAY! just a few shots of the early goings-ons... :) see you soon!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Recessionista Sundays: March 22, 2009

TGIF COLLECTHERS! as you can see, we've streamlined our photos! hopefully, this will make viewing the blog more convenient for you. to slow down the images, click the pause button, then click the arrows at your leisure. enjoy! we know you've been anxiously awaiting the return of Collecthers independant label, Dressher. all dresses in the Dressher line are designed and created by owner Shana Jackson. in the slideshow, you'll see the first offering for the season - a gorgeous wrap dress that will be your go-to dress for the summer. for more information on ordering these dresses and to let us know what you think, email collecthernews at gmail dot com with the subject "dressher wrap dress." as a reminder, every Sunday is Recessionista Sunday at Collecther where the mimosas are FREE and ALL dresses are $25. HOWEVER, DRESSHER DRESSES WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE RECESSIONISTA SUNDAY SAVINGS. SEE YOU ON SUNDAY!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Recessionista Sundays: March 15, 2009

HAPPY THURSDAY COLLECTHERS! it might be raining outside today, but it looks like this Sunday will be perfect weather [55 degrees and sunny!] for cashing in on our Recessionista Sundays savings. Check out who scored this past Sunday...
Hannah looks at home in this brown, mustard and white batik blouse. the light fabric is perfect for transitional weather.
batik blouse
original price $24
recessionista price $18
this puff sleeved blouse is a perfect piece for spring. the high collar lends itself to making any outfit chic - dress it up with a suit or skirt for work or dress it down with a pair of skinny jeans and pumps. either way... too cute.
puffed sleeve blouse:
original price $26
recessionista price $19
Lea looks great in this plaid trimmed prairie dress.
plaid trimmed prairie dress:
original price $42
recessionista price $25
Philly is in the building! Erika made the trek from Philadelphia to Bed Stuy for a little collecting and picked up this adorable ensemble...
grey knickers paired with a red ruffle polka dot blouse works for day and evening; just rework your accessories and shoes and voila! a whole new look.
ruffled red polka dot top:
original price $28
recessionista price $21
grey knickers:
original price $26
recessionista price $19
fashion angel and stylist Deulon stopped by to shop for clients and work his magic on a Collecther newbie. 
perfect - a simple strap adjustment and this metallic sundress is ready-to-wear.
metallic sundress:
original price $42
recessionista price $25
are any of you surprised to see Farrah here on Recessionista Sunday? you must be new here... check out Farrah's swagger...
stripes and snaps and off-the-shoulder action... OH MY! this top reminds us of our outfits back when we were kids. Farrah liked the top so much, she wore it out of the store.
is it May or March? doesn't she look like she's about to walk out of here and straight to Brooklyn Flea? the crochet bag is the perfect addition to this breezy summer outfit. speaking of the Flea, Collecther will be there again this summer, so visit the blog often for more details.
floral maxi dress:
original price $42
recessionista price $25
crochet bag $32
Liz... whatcha doin'...?
... buttoning up this great denim dress.
denim dress:
original price $42
recessionista price $25
O.C. Kristy is here! armed with more orange juice and her camera.
Shana was on the premises serving as on-site tailor and stylist for the Sunday crowd. she added a belt to this 1960s era day dress and made it modern.
blue day dress:
original price $42
recessionista price $25
seriously, you can never have too many day dresses. there's really nothing simpler to throw on and look instantly put together. this brown cap sleeved dress works with opaque grey tights now  or bare legs when the summer arrives. 
brown capped sleeve day dress:
original price $42
recessionista price $25
slowly but surely, the summer shoes are making their way into the store. these rubber slides are perfect for a day at the beach or paired with short shorts for a day at the park.
are those cowboy boot galoshes? yes... COWBOY BOOT GALOSHES. HOT! they didn't stay on the floor for very long.
cowboy boot galoshes $50
this gorgeous slate blue blazer wasn't homeless for long either. hardcore collecthers Kristy and Liz  shared a MOMENT when the question of the blazer's owner came up... we won't get into the details, but let's just say the blazer went to a very good home!
this new collecther paired the turtle neck she wore into the shop with this great pink button front skirt. we like!
these two hail from the city if SISTERLY love... they're Philly girls and Brooklyn flowers
it's the fashion angel Deulon again.  along with several folks who've been in the store lately, he wanted to know...
who is going to be the lucky lady to take these pleated mustard knickers home???
check out the detailed embroidery... it really is a beautiful garment that is just waiting for the perfect woman. we'll be sure to keep you posted on who takes them home.
embroidered mustard knickers
original price $25
"thank you for being a frieeeend, traveled down the road and back again... your heart is true, you're a pal and a confidaaant." let's be real... who DIDN'T love The Golden Girls?
remember this dress in our last blog update? vintage is so versatile... it looked great on BOTH ladies. with a little alteration, this hot red number was a perfect fit.
red ruffle trim dress
original price $42
recessionista price $25
*complimentary alterations*
Ajua's color for the day was this gorgeous shade of blue. it compliments her complexion perfectly and there's little better than a bow on a blouse.
secretary's  blouse:
original price $26
recessionista price $19
FABULOUS. her curves are WORKING this blue ruffle trim dress beautifully.
blue ruffle trim dress
original price $42
recessionista price $25
polka dots and puffed sleeves combine to make this dress adorable!
polka dot puffed sleeve dress:
original price $42
recessionista price $25
Toya Toya Toya! she's a periodic collecther who came by with her daughter for a fashion fix. 
and she got it! she looks great in this red halter dress with ruffle trim. who says mommy's can't be hot? red halter dress
original price $42
recessionista price $25
pretty in pink! this floral print dress works with these cowboy boots.
pink shirt dress:
original price $42
recessionista price $25
this impromptu dress-up play date was brought to you by Collecther and the letter C! check out the dresses these two picked out to try on...
it's great to see these young ladies defining their personal style so early... though I don't think she'll be wearing those pumps to kindergarten.