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March 13, 2013  | by: Rebecca Giampolo
Twitter.com (@TheWayWeWore)

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The Way We Wore is a cleverly named thrift shop located in Los Angeles. The storeowner, Doris Raymond, sells 19th and 20th century collections that have lured celebrities such as Anne Hathaway, Katie Holmes and Angelina Jolie. The thriving shop has been a popular resource for film and TV productions including Titanic, Casino, Boardwalk Empire, and Mad Men, but ever since British singer Adele stopped by with her stylist, Gaelle Paul, a six-episode series is allegedly in the works.

The series is based upon celebrity shoppers’ experiences in the fully stocked store. Raymond’s racks are tidy but full of impressive labels like Chanel, Versace, Halston, Gucci, and other garments of fashion history, which are sure to always catch the eyes of influential fashion icons. The far-from-ordinary garments are what draws stylist Gaelle Paul into the thrift shop time and time again. The shop has designers that even the most powerful stylists cannot get their hands on anywhere else.

The show will air this coming Thursday, equipped with on-screen pop-ups that provide viewers with a bit of history about the creators of the museum-quality garments found on the racks. Camera crews have been hired to follow around a variety of celebrity shoppers, including burlesque artist Dita von Teese, actress Debi Mazar and singer-songwriter, Alexandra Starlight to name a few.

Raymond is hoping to use this debut on the Smithsonian Channel as an opportunity to enlighten fashion-conscious LA natives, as well as buy and sell. The Smithsonian representative claims that Raymond’s enthusiasm and knowledge for all things vintage make the fashion world engaging, and as an entertainment channel, the main goal is to be fun and entertaining while providing viewers with something substantial.

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