Overbey and Dunn thrives on a constantly changing, curated environment. The little gem on Christopher Street boasts antique and vintage products that evolve every few months based on the setting that a collaborator or the store creates. Past installations include a gentleman’s boudoir, a summer beach cottage and a spring fling. In this sense, Overbey and Dunn is more like a stage, and at its helm is owner Thomas Dunn. We talked to Tom about his favorite things – and we also can’t really get enough of the orange trench coat he’s wearing…
Item I own that gets better with age:
My black leather biker jacket.
Best vintage buy on eBay:
Vintage OP T-shirt
Place I love to visit that’s rich in history:
My favorite place in the world to visit is Paris; it’s impossible to ever get bored of it.
My secret to looking timeless:
I try to keep it simple with a twist.
Most powerful photo I’ve ever seen:
I have a photograph of my grandfather in his flight uniform from World War II that sits on my dresser. Everyone says we would have loved each other; he passed away when I was a toddler. I’m sad I didn’t get to know him. He was the style icon of our family.
Best souvenir I’m glad I brought back home:
My pinky rings from Greece
Smell that makes me feel most nostalgic:
The mix of horse manure and wood chips.
What I’m currently coveting:
A month long vacation.
Best advice I’ve ever received:
“Saying sorry doesn’t mean anything if you keep doing it.”
Music that always takes me back:
Darly Hall & John Oates
Film that I can watch over and over again:
Charade with Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant
Favorite family recipe:
Pam’s (Mom’s) Kalua Cake
Tastiest mom-and-pop shop that’s been feeding me for years:
Blog I’m currently addicted to:
I’m not addicted to any blogs…
I couldn’t live without:
My friends and family
Words to dress by:
Don’t be a bore.