Made in Bridgeport is a rare find in the city of Bridgeport. In fact, when you are there, you are transported to a different place out of time. The store reminds me of the fancy boutiques that line the streets in the NOHO section of NYC.
As a displaced New Yorker, I was amazed to find her store in the city of Bridgeport. The proprietor Robin Gilmore has moved the store to the newly renovated Arcade Mall in downtown Bridgeport. She is on the first floor in suite#2, from what I understand this is one of the first malls in the country. Her store definitely has the vibe to be in this great location.
Made in Bridgeport, sad to say is primarily for women, but we men are not out of the picture! She boasts a great selection of high quality vintage and slightly used designer clothes.
To give you an indication of the quality of clothes that she has, I saw a near perfect pair of Manolo Blahnik shoes for women, tough luck for me (many are not aware that he does design shoes for men).
I tried on a beautiful vintage linen blazer but it was size 44R, a little too big but nonetheless it was nice looking.
She sports a really nice selection of vintage ties for men, in fact I picked up two myself and she does design custom jewelry out of industrial material. She repurposes salvaged hardware and industrial material into jewelry, kind of like steam punk and high fashion rolled up together to provide you with pieces that can be worn for almost any occasion.
I like going to her store, since she provides a fashion buff like me with many ideas on what to do next. I also understand that she will be doing a trunk show and I will post the date so that readers who live nearby can attend and possibly acquire vintage pieces for their wardrobe as well as one of a kind jewelry. Enough said, I spoke too much, so I decided that it was best to provide you with photos on her establishment and I also provided you the address below so that you can visit and also take one of her workshops, she also teaches jewelry making.