Floral Corduroy Blazer at Merry May Shoppe

Gem features one standout piece from a local shop. Whether it's a jacket, necklace, or handbag, it's on our have-to-have list.

What: Equal parts thrift-obsessed art student and Dorothy Jane Torkelson, we're not entirely sure how this floral corduroy blazer exceeds the sum of its description. All we know is that it definitely does. The vintage jacket reminds us that we were pretty fly back in the late 1980s, when poofy sleeves and floral everything took precedence in our closets, while Lisa Frank (who's school supplies are now selling as Urban Outfitters kitsch) brightened our backpacks.

Where: Mobile vintage boutique Merry May Shoppe recently launched its online storefront.

Cost: $38

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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