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(pun) name that vintage store
July 13, 2012 10:45 AM   Subscribe

Like making up puns? Please help me come up with a pun of a name for my vintage store!

I'm going to sell vintage and I need a store name. I'd love a name that's a pun! Please throw anything at me relevant to vintage. Feel free to use my name (Miri) or username(mirileh) if it helps make a pun.

Thanks!
posted by mirileh to Writing & Language (24 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
 
Miri Miri on the Wall? Kind of sounds like it could be an art store in that case, but it also makes me think of a mirror (obviously) which sort of ties in to beauty/vanity/lookin' good.
posted by lovableiago at 10:47 AM on July 13, 2012 [2 favorites]


Vintage what? Clothes? Furniture? Both? Neither?
posted by Rock Steady at 10:50 AM on July 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Do you live in a Spanish-speaking area? Ropa vieja is a Spanish steak dish that literally means 'old clothes.'
posted by troywestfield at 10:50 AM on July 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Miami has a shop called Miami Twice (a play on Miami Vice).

Are you willing to share your location?
posted by bilabial at 10:53 AM on July 13, 2012


Comet Vintage?
posted by troika at 10:56 AM on July 13, 2012


Clothes Were The Days
posted by Monsieur Caution at 10:57 AM on July 13, 2012 [3 favorites]


The store's going to be on Etsy, so it's not location specific. I'm going to be selling clothes, books and accessories. mainly clothes though.
posted by mirileh at 11:01 AM on July 13, 2012


Miri Culls?

culls
3rd person singular present, plural of cull
Verb:
Select from a large quantity; obtain from a variety of sources.
posted by The otter lady at 11:01 AM on July 13, 2012 [4 favorites]


Time and Again Vintage Clothes (?).
Back to the Future Fashion.
Finders Keepers.
Miri's Mirror Vintage Fashion.
Vintage Advantage.
Yesteryear's Fashions.
Repeat Fashion.
Deja Vintage.
It Was a Very Good Year Vintage Clothing.
Fashion Redux.
Miri's Attic Vintage Clothing.

Hope this helps.
posted by Jenna Brown at 11:01 AM on July 13, 2012


Miri-Go-Round
Suit Yourself
Don Drapery
Garter Go!
This Means Wardrobe
Camisole Trader
Good In Vestments
Frock You! / Frock Off! / Another Frocking Vintage Store etc
Of Corset's Vintage
posted by lovedbymarylane at 11:06 AM on July 13, 2012 [6 favorites]


I do, actually, look at location when I'm checking out etsy shops. A shop that seems in some way connected to it's place has appeal to me, but I admit that's not true of every shopper.

What era do you plan to specialize in? (Just how vintage is vintage? If you have a strong preference for 80s hot pink legwarmers over 60s linens and tea sets and costume jewelry...we'll have different concepts to play with.) Is there a theme yet in your items?
posted by bilabial at 11:26 AM on July 13, 2012


Things once new

Dads pants
posted by oceanjesse at 11:41 AM on July 13, 2012


Frock and Sole;
Miri-belia, (think memorabilia);
Tunics, Tomes, and Trimmings
posted by schade at 11:42 AM on July 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Not a specific suggestion, but since this is going to be an Etsy shop, keep in mind that the name will be very rarely spoken out loud. If it's going to be punny, it needs to be a pun that doesn't have to be pronounced to make sense.
posted by wallaby at 12:10 PM on July 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Attic Shrugged
The Garmentalist
Everything Sold is New Again
Play it Again Glam
Come a Little Clotheser
The Haberthrasher
Pay it Foreworn
Past Out
History is Written by the Shoppers
Antiquitease (Antiquiteeezzz)
posted by univac at 12:40 PM on July 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


A-Miri-Can Girl

Miri-ad Styles

Cal-a-Miri
posted by pardonyou? at 12:42 PM on July 13, 2012 [1 favorite]


Vintages Miriablis

Milagro would be nice as well. Miracle.
posted by effluvia at 1:30 PM on July 13, 2012


It's A Miricle!
posted by googly at 2:11 PM on July 13, 2012


Miri Ball
posted by jaimystery at 2:57 PM on July 13, 2012


Wear It Again, Sam
posted by Ideefixe at 3:08 PM on July 13, 2012


Advintageous
posted by argonauta at 9:16 PM on July 13, 2012


This was amazing and fun! Thanks everyone! (I knew there had to be something better than my initial miriVintage...)
posted by mirileh at 2:46 AM on July 14, 2012


Better late than ever
Go-Go Dodo
Mo'stalgia
What's done is fun
posted by null14 at 6:50 AM on July 14, 2012 [1 favorite]


Junk & Disorderly?
posted by kpht at 4:55 PM on July 15, 2012 [5 favorites]


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