We have the joy of featuring Mercedes of Stylestream! She curates primarily 90’s and 00’s fashion online and in her Airstream out of Oakland, CA. Read on to learn about her, her shop and inspiration.
What inspired you to open your shop?
I started the Stylestream because I not only wanted to provide a unique shopping experience via the Airstream, but I wanted to bring a more modern and well rounded spin to vintage. My apparel assortment usually dates back to the early 90’s & 00’s, is mostly USA made and is often the original inspiration for a lot of the clothing remakes you see today.
How would you describe your own fashion?
It’s a balance between sporty and minimal. I’m a mom on the go, so I live in athletic gear. I keep my personal collection very intentional and only let in items that have longevity and make me feel good.
Who is your fashion icon?
I have a stronger affinity to a fashion decade than I do to one icon. When I seek out inspiration whether for my personal style or for the shop, I always go back to 90’s references. I grew up in the 90’s so style moments from Aaliyah, Janet Jackson, Naomi Campbell and Lisa Bonet always spark my creativity.
What is the size ranges of your pieces?
Size ranges in each collection I curate. Sizing ran a little different back in the 90’s which is the decade most of my items date back to. Things tend to run a little smaller than they do today, but I have items ranging from 2-16.