SF Chronicle

Kimberly Chun, June 2, 2013

Men may come and go, but girlfriends - and Chanel suits - can stand the test of time. Lucinda Bald and Claudia Ellinghaus, co-owners of retro fashion enclave All Things Vintage Studio in Oakland, learned that lesson early on. The two friends met in 1970 through the fellows they were dating and have been friends ever since. "We always had fun - it started out with not having much money and trying to furnish our homes," says Bald. "We call it a hobby gone wild."

Open every other weekend, their jam-packed storefront is off the main drag of MacArthur Boulevard, in a residential neighborhood...Read full article.


Contra Costa Times

Ginny Prior, July 3, 2013

Around town: Happy fourth anniversary to All Things Vintage Studio -- the popular retro fashion shop at 3506 Woodruff between the Dimond and Glenview districts. Co-owners Lucinda Bald and Claudia Ellinghaus call it a "hobby gone wild" that has morphed into a treasure chest of lacy lingerie, beaded clutches, pillboxes, paintings and more. Since both women have day jobs (Bald is a teacher and Ellinghaus works as an interior designer) the store is only open two weekends a month.