Winter Sale

Illustration by Kate Pugsley

Illustration by Kate Pugsley

We are excited to announce that our online Winter stock is 25% off until Thursday, March 9th.  Stoke up the fireplace, get cozy with a cup of cocoa and check out to see whats on sale.  Stay warm out there!


Streets of Canada

We are super stoked to have been interviewed by Streets of Canada.  Be sure to check out all of the amazing Canadian dreamers, creators and entrepreneurs on their website.
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“I grew up in a very political family in Wisconsin, with a passionate family that protested for their beliefs. At the time, George W. Bush was in office and I remember the day on the picket line my grandfather told me to ‘get out of this hell-forsaken country’. They were the bleeding heart type. We lived in a small town and I wasn’t exposed to very much. When I came to Canada, the culture shock was unbelievable. Everyone was so relaxed and easy-going. People could express themselves freely; it was cool to let your freak flag fly and be whoever you wanted to be. It took a long time to get used to, but I embraced student life; counting pennies and saving cash by doing my laundry in the bathtub. After college, I worked as a wardrobe stylist at a vintage clothing company, where I met Natalie Bradshaw. When we experienced a mass layoff, Natalie had the idea to sell off our very own wardrobes. I had my doubts, but sure enough, she was right. People wanted to buy our clothes! We saw an opportunity and opened Filthy Rebena Vintage because we love vintage fashion and sustainability. I remember when my father bought me a used bicycle, he said ‘you take care of this bike and it will take care of you forever’. We didn’t throw things away because they were used or broken, we’d say ‘add love and it will give you tenfold back’. It’s the same with everything! If we keep taking, we’ll run out eventually. That’s why sustainability is so important. We can all make a difference, and it starts with how you think. We want to put good vibes out there and we believe in manifesting our own reality. Before important events, Natalie and I have a bathtub ritual. The night before we’ll both be in our homes, relaxed in our bathtubs, manifesting the outcome we want for the next day. It’s funny, we will compare rituals the next morning and sometimes our thoughts are identical with a matching outcome! The point is that you have control of your reality and when you put good vibes out there, just like when you add a little love to vintage goods, it comes back tenfold.”

-Darlene Davis
Cofounder, Filthy Rebena

Coffee Club

Every Sunday from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Filthy Rebena will be serving up our very own blend of coffee and baked goods.  Coffee Club is our way to give back to our customers.  We want people to be able to chill out, talk vintage, shop, doodle, spitball creative ideas and relax.

maxineOver the next few weeks we’ll be serving 4 new coffee blends from local roaster, Patricks Beans. We hope you’ll join us in picking a favorite. Every vote counts and the one with the most will become our own liquid gold, “Filthy Blend”.  Hope to catch you on Sunday!

Fall Fabric Care

We’re excited for fall around these parts, and we’ve finally started digging our sweaters and heavy coats out of storage… which means they might also need a refresh. Here, we take a look at how to properly clean all our fall must-haves, so we can all start the season feeling and smelling as good as we look.


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Wool makes for the coziest sweaters, but it’s also one of the trickier materials to clean. It basically hates most things you can do to it, so the best thing you can do to get it clean is dry clean. If you’re in a pinch, hand washing in cold will also work, but make sure to be extra gentle as to not agitate the fibers and never, ever put in the dryer. (You’ll end up with a teeny tiny doll size version of your sweater if you do.) If you happen to forget the golden rules for wool and accidentally throw it in the washer, it’s always possible to stretch it back to normal – putting the sweater in a warm bath with some conditioner can help it get back to its normal state, but if it’s super shrunken and felted, your poor sweater is beyond help and better off being recycled into something your cat can wear.


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Denim is another tricky fabric to wash, even though it’s so commonplace. While denim doesn’t need to be washed as often as other clothing fabrics (thin cottons, for example), it never hurts to refresh from time to time. As with wool, denim is not made for the dryer. Air dry, all the time! If you’re washing your denims in a washing machine, make sure to keep your setting on cold – this helps prevent any dyes from fading and also helps ensure that your denim retains its shape. If you really want to keep your denim pristine, stay away from the washing machine altogether and instead throw them in the freezer. While this does nothing for stains, it gets any odors out and will help retain dye if that’s your main concern. If you do have stains, try throwing your jeans in a cold water and vinegar bath (this can be done in the washing machine as well) – this will help remove any stains, but vinegar helps prolong the lifespan of any dye that’s in jeans.


Loving this coat

Heavy coats
While coats may seem harder to clean, it’s really just a matter of following the instructions on the label. It’s generally best to keep the wash settings on “cold” and if you find that your jacket isn’t fully going under the water, hold it under yourself so it absorbs more and can be properly cleaned. Once it’s been through the wash cycle once, you can either throw it in the dryer on a cool setting for ten minutes to help remove excess water, or if it’s been spun dry well, simply hang in a cool, dry place. Make sure it’s hanging freely so that all sides can dry evenly as it will probably take a few days to fully dry.

Suede Skirt

Suede Skirt

Suede, like wool, is pretty impossible to clean properly unless you head to the dry cleaner. If you find yourself feeling brave and wanting to do a refresh on your own, though, you can throw any suede items into your washer and clean them with a couple of towels on the gentle cycle. These can then be thrown into the dryer for a few minutes to help them retain their softness, but don’t let them dry a full cycle. After they’ve been removed from the dryer, let them air dry. It will take a long time for the suede to fully dry, but this helps it retain its proper shape. While the garment is drying, brush it a few times with a soft bristle brush to help the suede maintain its softness. When it’s fully dry, it should be good as new! (And if you don’t believe us, here are a couple of other posts proving the greatness of washing suede.)

Source: UO Blog