Cats Like Us Blog

Easy Halloween ideas... Tropical Style!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Crafts & home Fashion Halloween Tiki

It's Halloween---oops I mean October! Some of us get pretty excited about this time of year... I'm here to get you inspired for a Halloween costume using what you may already have in your wardrobe! I've written about it before with a Little Black Dress Halloween Costumes, our striped Houdini Dress, Halloween with Vintage Clothing, Halloween with Retro Classics. A staple wardrobe piece in any vintage lover's closet is the tropical button down shirt. What ever you call it ~ a Hawaiian shirt, aloha shirt, tiki shirt, hang ten, or island shirt ~ it's a classic and can be found in any size in so...

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Slip into it!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Cats Fashion Pinup Style Vintage

I was chatting with some customers and they asked me why anyone would ever wear a slip. I'm going to let you in on a little secret...I wear slips! I've worn them since I was a young girl and I still wear them depending on the dress I have on. Let me tell you about the kinds of slips there are and why you might think about wearing one! I'm not going to cover all the foundation garments ~ shapewear, and crinolines have been covered in past blogs ~ slips offer a different kind of layering. The full slip has a attached bust and...

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Suffering From Elvis Disease? An Elvis Bust is Your Cure!

Posted Julie Ann Davis Art Crafts & home Halloween Lifestyle Local Tiki

I always say that Cats Like Us brings people together and I am very lucky to have met Derek Hendrickson one of the first days that Cats Like Us opened it's doors! He's the creator of Suffering From Elvis Disease, aka maker of satirical Elvis busts. About ten years ago we had him selling busts for an in-store event and I wanted to check in on him and see what's new in the world of Elvi, so here's a little interview... Can you explain why Elvis busts? Elvis, being the pop culture god that he was/is seemed like a rather easy target for...

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Behind the Scenes: What's With the Name, Cats Like Us?

Posted Andy Davis Behind the scenes

(Original article posted 2011) We are often asked how we came up with the name for the store "Cats Like Us". The short answer is that it's the name of a great song! But the long answer is hopefully a little more interesting.   You can read more about how the store started on our about us page... On that flight back from Las Vegas in 2009 we were pretty fired up about starting the store, lots of ideas buzzing around our heads about what we should do, how to do it, and... what we should call it...    ...

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Saying Goodbye to Ginger Rogers

Posted Andy Davis Behind the scenes Cats

Hi Friends. If you did not know, we had a beautiful little girl named Ginger. She was a huge part of our lives for almost 16 years, and part of everything we did at the store too. She also happened to be a cat.  We had to say goodbye to Ginger on February 5th. This is a short blog about how wonderful she was and how hard this has been. We are so thankful to have had her. I wish you all could have met her. We are so thankful to everyone who have been so supportive over the past...

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