Winter Issue Extra! Local Designer Spotlight: River Takada-Capel

In our winter issue, you read about the designer collaborations (Erin Fetherston + Juicy Couture and Lanvin + H&M), but an extra page we created and wanted to share was a Local Designer Spotlight on River Takada-Capel, owner of Riverbasin Outfitters, located in Carrboro.

Download the PDF.

Story by Trey Green, designed by Kelsey Isenberg

If you’re looking for fashion that’s conducive to the environment, affordable and makes a unique statement, Riverbasin Outfitters is just that featuring “remade second hand clothing and accessories… lifestyling.” refers to ecologically and economically friendly (her mom’s idea for the catchy branding!).

Takada-Capel discovers the materials from thrift stores, yard sales and flea markets and uses her knowledge of dying, screen printing and sewing to put together one-of-a-kind, ready-to-wear clothing and accessories. You can find a few of her items in Riverbasin Outfitter’s Etsy shop.

Completely intrigued? Read more about Takada-Capel‘s history as a designer, the process of designing the clothes, and be sure to check her blog for posts of neat finds and fashion inspirations!

Changes at Roulette Vintage…but not before a pretty party and lovely sale

Carrboro’s very own Roulette Vintage will be closing it’s storefront Sunday February 13 to focus on its Etsy store, but that doesn’t mean the fun is over.


Inside Roulette Vintage, photo credit Kara LaFleur

The oh-so-cute store, which sells vintage duds and local designer pieces, will hold its annual Valentines Day Party this Friday at its store from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The party will feature the designs of local brand Riverbasin Outfitters which makes repurposed clothing and accessories using recycled materials.


Star Hoodie Dress, on sale for $14, photo credit Riverbasin Outfitters

It’s also the Art Walk (held the first Friday of each month), so after you sip love punch while browsing at Roulette, you can check out the art scene in Carrboro.

Saturday and Sunday will be the store’s HUGE vintage sale. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. all vintage will be 30% off. On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. all vintage will be 50% off. If you’ve been to Roulette before, you know they have good prices anyway, so don’t miss out on this shopping opportunity! It’s your chance to find a one-of-a-kind cocktail dress for a steal. The owners will be taking out vintage from the back as well, so you’re sure to find something you love.


Roulette models in vintage clothing, photo credit Kara LaFleur